Bulletin No. 1, 2014

48   Chinese University Bulletin No. 1, 2014 Centre for China Studies Opens The Centre for China Studies held its formal opening ceremony on 27 January 2014. With Prof. David Faure (4th right) as its director, the centre has the mission of providing world-class training in China studies. Courses are taught in English and the target is primarily international students. The BA/BSSc Programme in Contemporary China Studies was launched in September 2013. It has been recruiting, with success, a highly qualified international faculty. At full strength, it will include a faculty of 10, 320 undergraduates, 65 MA students, and around 12 research postgraduate students. Establishment of CUHK (Shenzhen) Approved The State Ministry of Education has given its approval for the establishment of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK[SZ]) in March 2014. With the approval, CUHK(SZ) will further implement faculty recruitment, planning and development of academic curriculum, student admission in 2014 and other key strategic plans. CUHK(SZ) is located in the Longgang District of Shenzhen, encompassing a c ampu s a r e a o f a r ound on e million square metres, and will be constructed in phases. The renovation of the eight existing buildings on the site has been completed; they will support the operational, teaching and learning activities of CUHK(SZ) in the initial years. Phase one campus development has also commenced and is expected to be completed in 2016 and 2017. Activities and Events