Fu Jiyang, Vice President of Guangzhou University, Leads Delegation to CityU for Collaboration in Education


A delegation led by Fu Jiyang, vice president of the Guangzhou University (GZHU) visited City University of Macau (CityU) yesterday and received a warm welcome from Rector Jun Liu. The delegation toured the campus and teaching facilities, and had in-depth discussions on topics such as student exchanges, joint training, and interdisciplinary development. Prof. Zhou Wanlei, vice rector of CityU, took part in the meeting.

 

 

During the meeting, Rector Jun Liu extended a warm welcome to Vice President Fu Jiyang and his delegation. Vice Rector Zhou Wanlei then introduced CityU’s history, educational characteristics, and future development direction. Vice President Fu Jiyang gave an overview of GZHU’s development, educational philosophy, and cooperation with other institutions. He expressed the hope to deepen understanding of higher education in Macao and strengthen potential collaboration with CityU in areas such as student exchanges, research and academic cooperation, and joint PhD education.

Both sides had discussions on the development of interdisciplinary studies, particularly the combination of artificial intelligence and traditional disciplines. With shared vision, they actively explore potential collaboration and promote innovative development in higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

 

 

Currently, Guangzhou University has 30,160 full-time undergraduate students and 8,593 master’s and doctoral students. It has a comprehensive range of disciplines and 25 professional schools/departments, covering 11 categories including philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, management, art, and interdisciplinary studies. The university focuses on the advanced construction of emerging engineering, liberal arts, and education, actively explores the frontier development of medical and agricultural sciences, and is a key university in the high-level university construction plan of Guangdong Province and the high-level university construction plan of Guangzhou city. It is also a founding member of the Global Consortium of Metropolitan Universities (GCMU).

Other members of GZHU present at the meeting included Zhou Fulin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the Earthquake Engineering Research and Testing Center of Guangzhou University; Hao Hong, professor at the Earthquake Engineering Research and Testing Center, fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Tang Xuan, director of the Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Affairs Office; Li Jin, dean of the School of Science; and Ma Yuhong, executive director of the Earthquake Engineering Research and Testing Center. Chris Chu Chia-Wei, program coordinator of the Faculty of Data Science (FDS) at CityU, and Daryl Yang, director of the Office of Global Affairs also took part in discussion.