The University signed a memorandum of collaboration with China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences recently, under which the two institutions will collaborate on joint research, publishing research findings, nurturing postgraduate students and organising academic conferences. At the signing ceremony on Friday (24 May), Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU, and Professor Tang Xudong, President of the Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, signed the memorandum of collaboration on behalf of the two institutions. Attending the ceremony were Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President and Director of the Clinical Division of SCM, HKBU; Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, Acting Dean of SCM, and renowned Chinese medicine scholars from the Mainland. The ceremony was followed by a seminar, at which leading gastroenterologists from the Mainland discussed how the characteristics of Chinese medicine could be integrated with the latest international assessment techniques so as to promote research in and raise the academic standard of the treatment of common chronic gastrointestinal diseases.
President Albert Chan (right) and Professor Tang Xudong sign the memorandum of collaboration on behalf of the two institutions