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STU Signed an Agreement of Cooperation in Education with HKUST
Monday, 16 September 2013 17:02


On September 12, James Lee, the Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), visited Shantou University following the invitation of STU and Li Ka Shing Foundation. Dean Lee signed “The STU-HKUST ‘Global China Studies’ Master's Degree Course Student Training Program Agreement.”


In the afternoon of September 12, the STU-HKUST signing ceremony and media conference was held in the No.3 Meeting Room of Academic Conference Center. During the meeting, Dean Lee gave an introduction to the basic information of HKUST’s School of Humanities and Social Science. Lee also pointed out that HKUST had gathered some of the world's top scholars, which ensured that the students who took part in HKUST’s “Global China Studies” “3+1”   Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Course was able to enjoy the excellent educational resources, and experience the high standard postgraduate education in advance.


Lin Danming, the Vice President of STU, warmly welcomed Dean Lee. Vice President Lin also expressed his high appreciation of the great achievements HKUST had reached. Lin said that in the recent years, STU had been dedicated to the promotion of general education and the construction of internationalization. HKUST’s in-depth experience on general education and the agreement provided a great opportunity for STU’s excellent students to further their education outside the main land, as well as help STU’s development in these two fields.


Many distinguished guests attended the signing ceremony. They were Dr. Luo Huifang and Ms. Xiao Zeli from Li Ka Shing Foundation; the leaders and teacher representatives from STU’s College of Liberal Arts, Law School, Business School, and Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication; the directors from Teaching Affairs Department and International Exchange Cooperation Department; and student representatives. After the signing ceremony, Dean Lee and Vice President Lin had answered the journalists’ questions about the agreement of the two universities’ cooperation in the Meeting Room.


According to the agreement, STU can recommend ten qualified full-time undergraduate students to participate in HKUST’s “Global China Studies” Master's Degree Course. The student of STU who has fulfilled the graduation requirements of the “Global China Studies” Course Master's Degree, if he or she has also got the Shantou University Certificate of Bachelor's Degree before August, can get the HKUST Certificate of “Global China Studies” Master's Degree at the same year. The agreement is valid for three years.


In the evening of September 12, Dean Lee conducted a heated discussion on the topic of “The Problems China is Facing under Globalization” with almost 40 teachers and students of STU in the No.5 Meeting Room of Academic Conference Center. The discussion was hosted by Terry Bodenhorn, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, established in 1991, is a research university. HKUST is composed of five schools. They are School of Business and Management, School of Science, School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Science, and Fok Ying Tung Graduate School. English is the only language of instruction. Since 2011, HKUST has been the first on the list of “QS Asian University Rankings” for three years.


Dean James Lee is the son of Tsung-Dao Lee who won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Dean Lee graduated from Yale University and University of Chicago in United States. He got a Master's Degree and a Doctor’s Degree in history. Dean Lee has been working on the research of social science history. He is an advocate for the research of social science history as well as a pioneer who applies quantitative methods of social science to analyze historical data.

Translated by Liao Cuifang