Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Leading universities come together to form the Beijing – Hong Kong Universities Alliance

Leading universities come together to form the Beijing - Hong Kong Universities Alliance

On 13 April, the Beijing – Hong Kong Universities Alliance (BHUA) was officially launched to forge strong ties among universities in Beijing and Hong Kong.

Led by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Peking University, the Alliance is jointly initiated by multiple universities in Beijing and Hong Kong. It will serve as a high-level platform to deepen institutional cooperation in talents nurturing and scientific research, enhancing the quality of higher education in
two cities and contributing to the national development and global growth.

The 12 Beijing institutions attending the ceremony today are: Peking University, Beihang University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing University of Technology, Capital Medical University, Capital Normal University, Capital University of Economics and Business, Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The 8 attending institutions from Hong Kong are: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong.

Representatives from Hong Kong and Chinese Governments, as well as university leaders from Hong Kong and Beijing, attended the launching ceremony held at HKUST. Officiating guests included Chinese Minister of Education Mr Chen Baosheng, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong SAR Prof Tan Tieniu, Director-General of Beijing Municipal Education Commission Dr Liu Yuhui, and Hong Kong Secretary for Education Mr Kevin Yeung.

This year, the Alliance will hold sessions including a President’s Forum in the Beijing-Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium to extend such high-level exchange to the higher education sector of the two places. The Symposium is a major event that promotes business cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong since

Prof Tan Tieniu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong SAR said he is delighted to see the formal establishment of the alliance – a high-level collaboration among major universities from Beijing and Hong Kong, which he believed will contribute to the merging of Hong Kong into the nation’s development strategy – such as the One Belt One Road initiative.

Mr Kevin Yeung, Hong Kong Secretary for Education, said his bureau has always been supportive of the strengthening of collaboration among Hong Kong, Mainland and overseas universities. He added that Hong Kong’s higher education sector has earned high acclaims in the global arena with its excellence in many areas and he hoped our local universities would scale new heights through collaboration with top-notch universities in Mainland China.

HKUST is the coordinating university of the Hong Kong participants in the Alliance. Prof Wei Shyy, Acting President of HKUST said the alliance encourages and facilitates universities of Beijing and Hong Kong to learn from and collaborate with each other.

“It (the Alliance) can substantially help us keep abreast of the development of Mainland China, while offering our Beijing partners more insight into Hong Kong universities’ well-established international standing. Together, we can capitalize on the new opportunities regionally and globally and further advance our performance in education, research and knowledge transfer,” he said.

The launch came after a meeting in Beijing last June between a delegation led by the Hong Kong Education Bureau comprising leaders of Hong Kong universities, and officials of the Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, as well as representatives from Beijing universities.

Attendees believed the partnership will not only facilitate exchange of ideas, innovation and technology between the two cities, it will also foster institutional and student cooperation, as well as synergy among the alliance members through sharing of resources.  Participating institutions, for example, could have access to library resources and research facilities at other member universities.

Meanwhile, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance, launched in 2016, has taken forward collaborations such as a co-operation agreement signed last June to facilitate exchanges and sharing of resources among the libraries of the leading universities of the three places.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.