Tung Wah College President Sally Chan and Delegation Visit Chengdu University
Author:Gao Ya          Source:Office of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Affairs         Date:2024-04-11

On the morning of April 9, Professor Sally Chan, President of Hong Kong's Tung Wah College, and her delegation visited Chengdu University. Vice President Peng Xiaolin met with the guests in Conference Room 112 of Teaching Building 14. The two sides had in-depth exchanges and discussions on educational cooperation opportunities.

Peng Xiaolin extended a warm welcome to President Sally Chan and provided an overview of Chengdu University's history, discipline and major construction, talent cultivation, and advancement of its internationalization strategy. She mentioned that since the university's founding in 1978, its overall strength and quality of education have greatly improved through multiple mergers and the integration of high-quality educational resources. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, the university was ranked between 49th and 95th among mainland Chinese institutions, with four disciplines—engineering, agricultural sciences, chemistry, and materials science—entering the top 1% globally based on ESI. She expressed hope for deep and meaningful cooperation in the medical field between the two institutions, given Tung Wah College's significant advantages in the fields of healthcare and nursing, and looked forward to more pragmatic cooperation in scientific research, student exchange, and faculty visits.

Professor Sally Chan thanked Chengdu University for its warm reception and introduced the development history and overall situation of Tung Wah College. She said that Tung Wah College was established in 2010 by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong's largest charitable organization, as a self-financing post-secondary institution with the qualifications to confer bachelor's degrees. The college comprises the School of Arts and Humanities, School of Management, School of Medical and Health Sciences, and School of Nursing, offering bachelor's degree programs, associate degree programs, and certificate courses. The average monthly salary of its graduates is among the highest in Hong Kong. Professor Sally Chan expressed the desire to use this exchange as an opportunity to initiate educational cooperation between the two institutions, combining their respective educational strengths to expand collaboration in areas such as short-term faculty and student exchange visits, joint training, scientific research cooperation, and big data analysis, to better serve societal and economic development.

After the meeting, the guests visited the laboratories of the School of Preclinical Medicine. Relevant persons in charge of Sichuan Changjiang Vocational College, the Office of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Affairs of Chengdu University, and the School of Preclinical Medicine of Chengdu University attended the meeting and accompanied the visit.