HKU join forces with Fudan University, The University of Sydney to drive sustainability research and education initiatives

Jul 28, 2023 | INVESTING

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In a bid to promote sustainability, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has taken a significant step by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fudan University and The University of Sydney. This collaboration aims to foster research and co-organise education programmes that focus on sustainability. 

On June 26, a momentous occasion took place as the MoU signing ceremony was held to coincide with the 27th Annual Presidents’ Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). Hosted by HKU, the meeting spanned from June 25 to 27 and revolved around the theme “From Invention to Implementation – Solutions for a Sustainable Future”. 

The collaboration initiatives outlined in the MoU aim to collectively advance research and educational programmes centred around sustainability and carbon neutrality in the Asia Pacific region. The participating institutions have committed to undertaking the agreed-upon initiatives to achieve this shared objective. 

As specified in the MoU, HKU, Fudan University and The University of Sydney will strive to formulate university-wide carbon neutrality targets. This collaborative effort will involve designing and implementing strategies to reduce carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality within their respective institutions.

The participating institutions will also co-organise regular round-table workshops and student exchange programmes, providing students with valuable opportunities to acquire knowledge and practical experience in environmental initiatives.

During his welcome remarks, Prof Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU, stated that the MoU serves the pivotal role in enabling three universities in advancing university-wide carbon neutrality targets across respective institutions and leading research that brings sustainability and carbon neutrality throughout Asia-Pacific. 

“It’s indeed an honour to witness and celebrate the beginning of a new…

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