Lingnan University and Wuyi University sign agreement to establish Joint Research Centre on Ageing in Place
Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University and Prof Zhang Kun, Party Secretary of Wuyi University signed an Agreement of Collaboration on 20 September for the establishment of the Joint Research Centre on Ageing in Place. The signing ceremony was attended by honourable guests Liu Yi, Mayor of Jiangmen City, Li Weimin, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Jiangmen Municipal Committee, Wu Rongzhi, Chairman of Wuyi University Council, Li Aikang, Deputy Party Secretary of Wuyi University and Prof Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University.
The Joint Research Centre is a timely response to ageing issues in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Apart from the Joint Research Centre, both universities will work together to establish a laboratory on smart ageing, organise staff and student exchange activities, and develop joint teaching programmes.
President Cheng said that he was delighted to sign this cooperation agreement with Wuyi University, thanks to the favourable integration of time, place and people involved. “Social policy and social service have always been key research areas of Lingnan University,” he remarked. “Through establishing the Joint Research Centre on ageing services, and combining the excellent teaching and frontline teams of both parties, this cooperation will undoubtedly bring about much research that can positively benefit society and effectively respond to the needs of national development.”
Prior to the ceremony, Prof Dickson Chan Chak-kwan, Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) announced Lingnan University and APIAS’s latest developments, while Prof Zhang talked about Wuyi University’s current plans. Participating guests also toured around the Lingnan campus including APIAS, sports complex and the new LU Jockey Club Gerontech-X Lab, which will be officially opened in November this year.
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