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CUHK Launches New Collaboration Plan on MOOC with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The Chinese University of Hong Kong - 01 October 2016

CUHK and SJTU representatives pose for a group photo after the meeting

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) concluded a new collaboration agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) to join Chinese Massive Open Online Courses (CNMOOCs) and offer online courses via the platform. Prof. Isabella POON, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK signed the agreement on behalf of the University at a ceremony on 22 Septmeber. A meeting was held between the respresentatives on both sides to discuss the collaboration details after the signing ceremony.

CNMOOC is the Chinese MOOCs platform that is developed by SJTU. Since its launch online in April 2014, SJTU and other top Chinese universities have opened more than 300 high quality MOOCs on it. Students from about 400 Chinese universities, amounting to 300,000 person-time, have learned in these courses.

Prof. Isabella Poon (left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, signs a collaboration agreement with Prof. Jiang Zhibin, Dean of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Research School of SJTU

Prof. JIANG Zhibin, Dean of MOOCs Research School of SJTU and Prof. YU Jianbo, Assistant Director of MOOCs Promotion Office joined the meeting on behalf of SJTU. CUHK members joining the discussion included Prof. Irwin KING, Associate Dean of Engineering, Prof. Steven NGAI, Department Chairman of Social Work; Prof. Jimmy LEE, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Prof. JIANG Liwen, School of Life Sciences; Prof. LEUNG Mei-yee, Director of University General Education; and representatives of Office of Academic Links (China), Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) and Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform (KEEP).

SJTU has been a close partner of CUHK since the establishment of partnership in 1990. Collaboration projects range from academic exchange, research collaboration to student activities and joint programmes. A Partnership Steering Committee was set up by the two universities last year to oversee and monitor the collaboration with comprehensive planning and direction. Prof. Isabella POON led a delegation to SJTU in April and July this year to discuss new collaboration plans.




CUHK Launches New Collaboration Plan on MOOC with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)