HKBU opens Changshu Research Institute and signs collaboration MOU with Changshu Institute of Technology
17 Apr 2013
Established in the Changshu Economic and Technological Development (CETD) Zone of Jiangsu Province, the Changshu Research Institute of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) opened on 16 April. At the ceremony, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration with Professor Zhu Shizhong, President of Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), to nurture postgraduate students and to offer an MSc in Analytical Chemistry programme.
Guests attending the ceremony included HKBU senior management, academics and staff, CIT senior management, CETD Zone officials, Changshu City leaders and the senior management of Jiangsu Lee & Man Chemical Ltd., Jiangxi Lee & Man Chemical Ltd., Jiangsu Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd. and Changshu Fangta Coating Chemical Co. Ltd.
In his speech, Professor Albert Chan said the Changshu Research Institute would be HKBU’s base in the Yangtze River Delta and would conduct high technology research and professional training. The University will focus on research on Chinese medicine and new materials. A postgraduate programme will be launched next year to nurture high technology professionals for the peripheral areas of Changshu. Professor Chan expressed thanks to the CETD Zone and the Changshu Municipal Government for the support and encouragement to the University. He also thanked members of Lee & Man Chemical Ltd. for assisting HKBU in building an innovative research base in Changshu.
The Changshu Research Institute occupies an area of land of 10.7 hectares, with a construction area of over 6,800 sq.m. It houses 21 laboratories, including an analysis laboratory, microbiology laboratory, multimedia classroom and multimedia conference room.