Warwick welcomed a senior delegation from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as part of HKUST’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Coinciding with Warwick’s 50th anniversary, the visit provided an ideal opportunity to mark both universities’ successes in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Young, who leads Warwick’s engagement with China, said:
Both Warwick and HKUST have shown themselves to be dynamic, entrepreneurial universities with a commitment to excellence and this has seen them rise up the rankings, despite their youth, to both be among the top 50 universities in the world according to the latest QS World University rankings – a truly remarkable achievement.”
The delegation, led by HKUST President, Professor Tony F. Chan, met with staff from across the University, including Warwick’s Provost, Professor Stuart Croft, who said:
Warwick was honoured to host our friends from and strengthen our relationship with HKUST."
To mark HKUST’s quarter century, Professor Chan and Vice-President Dr Eden Woon delivered a seminar at Warwick Business School, entitled 'HKUST, Rising China and Global Impact'. Professor Chan had previously visited Warwick in March 2012.
The delegation, which also included Professor Michael Ming-Tak Loy (Chair Professor of Physics, School of Science) and Professor Chi Ying Tsui (Associate Dean, School of Engineering), also toured WMG’s facilities and held discussions about collaborative activities with Warwick’s School of Engineering and Department of Physics.
For further information about Warwick’s engagements with China, please contact Stephen Williams, Head of Partnerships, Stephen dot Williams at warwick dot ac dot uk.