SCM colleagues at staff retreat discussed future development of the School

15 July 2010


The School of Chinese Medicine held a staff retreat on Lantau Island on 9-10 July (Friday and Saturday) with an aim to enhance the communication of colleagues and Divisions as well as to enable them to have a better understanding of the development strategy of the School. More than 200 colleagues took part in the event.

In the plenary session of the first-day meeting, Professor Liu Liang and Division Heads delivered work reports and development plans. In his report entitled “Carry on the past and open up the future”, Professor Liu briefed colleagues about the School’s achievements made last year and its development strategy for the future. The focus of the development includes revamping the Chinese medicine education programme in view of the “3+3+4” academic structure; striving for the establishment of a Chinese medicine hospital; further strengthening the School’s research; promoting the internationalisation of the School by participating in more international collaboration projects; and enhancing the sustainable development of the School in the long run.

Also attended the function was Professor Albert Chan who newly assumed duty as President and Vice-Chancellor. Addressing the SCM colleagues, President Chan said the School has made tremendous achievement since its inception. Attaching the University’s support to the School’s development including the strive for the establishment of a Chinese medicine hospital, Professor Chan said the University was proud of the School’s development.

Following the plenary session, colleagues got together at Division meetings to brainstorm ways to enhance their work. Division Heads and some colleagues continued their meetings on the second day to discuss about new Master’s degree programmes and ways to strengthen the practicum of students at Chinese medicine hospitals in the Mainland.