China News Service, Hong Kong, August 19

  China News Agency reporter Zhang Xiaoxi

  "We will meet the needs of Hong Kong, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the country, and promote the school's development in culture and art, innovation and technology, and medical care." Recently, at a media gathering held by Hong Kong Baptist University, Wei Bing, the principal of the school Jiang Rushi said.

  Like Hong Kong Baptist University, many Hong Kong colleges and universities have given full play to their respective advantages and are ready to integrate into the overall development of the country, and are actively deploying in the Mainland of China, especially the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

  As a Hong Kong university that established the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College in Zhuhai as early as 2005 with Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University can be said to have gone very fast in cooperating with the mainland. Outstanding performance in Chinese medicine and creative media are also important features.

  Chen Jinyun, founder and chairman of the Greater Bay Area Education Integration and Development Think Tank, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that the state vigorously promotes the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which provides a rare historical opportunity for Hong Kong universities to integrate into the country's development.

Hong Kong universities have the traditional advantage of being in line with international standards, and strengthening cooperation with the mainland to further serve the country's development is an important issue they are currently facing.

  In the past two months, Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, visited 8 universities in Hong Kong funded by the University Grants Committee. During the visit, he repeatedly mentioned the positioning of Hong Kong in the National 14th Five-Year Plan, including supporting the construction of Hong Kong. International innovation and technology center, development of Chinese and foreign cultural and artistic exchange centers, and hope that Hong Kong universities will continue to strive for breakthroughs in related fields and promote the construction and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The SAR government will also continue to provide support.

  Eight universities have "demonstrated" their expertise in different fields, such as the State Key Laboratory of the University of Hong Kong, the "Smart Hospital" of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Zhongda Hospital, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's anti-epidemic-related research projects, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's aerospace related research projects. Research on science and technology, the School of Veterinary Medicine of the City University of Hong Kong, the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University and creative media research facilities, the Education University of Hong Kong invests academic research and professional knowledge into social development, and Lingnan University promotes social awareness and application of Elder Technology.

  In June this year, a team of scientists from a major national aerospace project visited Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong respectively held several lectures by aerospace scientists.

Teng Jinguang, president of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, said that he will increase support for the university's scientific research team to participate in the national aerospace project, and believes that they will continue to make further contributions to the development of the national aerospace industry.

  Huang Jinhui, deputy dean of the School of Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Agency that under the national "14th Five-Year Plan", the form of "Hong Kong Research, Bay Area Development, National Market, and International Financing" can be formed. In particular, Hong Kong universities can give full play to their strengths in "Hong Kong Studies" and "International Financing".

  On August 17 this year, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) School of Medicine was formally established, and the first batch of clinical medicine undergraduate students will be welcomed in September.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) recently received 100 million yuan from the central government for the first phase of the campus project.

  In addition, 37 Hong Kong doctors including Lu Chongmao, Dean of the Shenzhen Hospital of the University of Hong Kong, were awarded a senior professional title in Shenzhen. This is the first time that Shenzhen has directly recognized and issued a senior professional title certificate for a Hong Kong doctor working in the city.

Lu Chongmao said that Hong Kong doctors can better serve patients in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the future.

  "Integrating into the development of the country, especially the construction of the Greater Bay Area, can enable Hong Kong and the Mainland to complement each other's advantages." Huang Jinhui said that Hong Kong's universities integrate into the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the country as a whole, and the future has broad prospects.

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