Prof. Yu Huang, Associate Vice President and Dean, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), visited CUD to sign an Academic Exchange Agreement.
The event kick-started with the delivery of a welcome remark by Dr. Julia Finnegan who welcomed guests on behalf of Faculty members with a video showing the involvement of Chinese students within CUD.
Addressing the audience after the signing, Prof. Yu Huang expressed his aspiration that the exchange agreement would be the first step towards a substantial sharing of ideas and implementation of initiatives between the two institutions.
He referred to the development of a tailor-made summer school program at CUD for HKBU Communications’ major students during Summer 2018 and the potential for exchange programmes between Communications students here and in Hong Kong.
The School of Communication of HKBU is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and Prof. Yu Huang regards this collaboration between the two institutions as one of the significant achievements to this special year.
Prof. David Santandreu Calonge, Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences of CUD, welcomed Prof. Yu Huang and thanked him for taking time out of his busy schedule. He indicated this was the start of a mutually beneficial journey and said many ideas were already in the pipeline which would be developed and implemented over time. Initially the focus would be on the field of Communications, but would expand to other areas from 2019 onwards.
Hong Kong Baptist College is one of the eight publicly-funded universities out of a total of more than 30 higher education institutes in Hong Kong. It has more than 10,000 students covering undergraduate and postgraduate. It encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a wide range of programmes. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings, HKBU was ranked #56 for Communication and Media Studies.