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Establishment of the Hong Kong-Nordic Research network

To foster intensive and cutting-edge collaborations in education and research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), The University of Copenhagen (UC), and The University of Oslo (UiO) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of the Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network.  


CUHK Pro-vice-Chancellor Wai-Yee Chansays, “In the past 55 years, CUHK has established its unique role in linking the East to the West and brings West to meet Hong Kong and the Greater China. As a world-leading research-oriented University, CUHK is aiming at doing cutting-edge research and training highly competitive students. Through this debut visit to the Nordic countries, including Denmark and Norway, I envision intensive and fruitful collaborations on education and research among our three founding universities”.  


Dean Ulla Wewer from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UC adds, “We look forward to collaborating with one of the most internationalized universities in the world, as well as one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. Like the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oslo, they are recognised for their unique ability to bridge education and research, so I am confident that we can achieve great accomplishments in the Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network”.


UiO Rector Svein Stølen, concludes, “The meetings and fruitful discussions illustrated the strength of existing links between our institutions. The signing of the MoU is a great promise for future cooperation within research and education.”  


Through the formal establishment of this Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network, a series of activities, including organization of annual meetings in each of the founding universities, will be conducted. Furthermore collaborations on student exchange among the universities are undergoing. UiO researcher (Dr. Evandro F. Fang) will help organize an international anti-ageing conference in the Nordic Centre Fudan University in China in the summer of 2020, along with the proposed 1st annual meeting to be held at the same time in CUHK.   


Full version of the press release and more details about the Network:




A group photo during the MoU signing in the University of Copenhagen (UC). Front (L to R): ProfessorWai-Yee Chan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Professor Ulla Wewer, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of UC. Back (L to R): Professor Ole William Petersen, Head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of UC, Professor Lene Juel Rasmussen, Acting Director of the Center for Healthy Aging of UC, Dr. Evandro F. Fang, the Nordic coordinator of the Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network at the Faculty of Medicine of UiO, and Assistant Professor Albert Hoi-Hung Cheung from School of Biomedical Sciences of CUHK. 

Photo: Evandro F. Fang



Professor Svein Stølen, Rector/President of UiO and Professor Wai-Yee Chan, Pro-Vice- Chancellor of CUHK, were congratulating to each other on the signing of the MoU of the Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network.  

Photo: Ruben Gudmundsrud (NO-Age editor)