Peking University HSBC Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School and Qianhai Administration Bureau sign memorandum of intent for a joint initiative on business and management in Shenzhen, China.
Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS), Cambridge Judge Business School, and Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Co-operation Zone of Shenzhen (Qianhai) on 26 March 2020 signed a memorandum of intent to jointly advance long-term collaboration in business and management, marking the formal launch of a co-operation project in Shenzhen Qianhai between the two universities.
Hai Wen, Vice Chairman of Peking University Council and Dean of Peking University HSBC Business School; Christoph Loch, Dean of Cambridge Judge Business School; and Ni Yong, Deputy Director of the Qianhai Administration Bureau, signed the memorandum on behalf of the three parties in an online ceremony.
According to the memorandum, PHBS-Cambridge Judge co-operation in Qianhai holds potential in areas including business education, academic research and entrepreneurship. Qianhai Administration Bureau will actively provide support for the co-operation in terms of facilities, funds and other amenities.
The PHBS-Cambridge Judge co-operation in Shenzhen has been developed over a long period. During the University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope’s visit to Peking University in March 2019, the two universities signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly expand collaboration in such fields as archaeology, business, education, entrepreneurship, linguistics, philosophy, and artificial intelligence, drawing on such disciplines as environmental science, medicine, astronomy, physics and humanities. In particular, the two universities strengthened their co-operation on education and research in Shenzhen. Also in 2019, Peking University President Hao Ping and University of Cambridge Deputy Vice-Chancellor Sir Mark Welland visited Qianhai, and the Mayor of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government Chen Rugui also paid a visit to the University of Cambridge.
As the first step of the co-operation, PHBS and Cambridge Judge took the lead in launching two non-degree executive education programmes focusing on innovation and international management. In the future, both business schools will leverage their academic strength and the geographical advantages of the Greater Bay Area, enhancing international higher-education co-operation and research in Qianhai.
Tian Fu, Standing Member of Shenzhen Municipal Committee and Director of Qianhai Administration Bureau, Wang Jinxia and Zhang Feimeng, Vice Directors of Qianhai Administration Bureau, Li Zhiyi and Ouyang Liangyi, Vice Deans of PHBS, and Houyuan Jiang, Reader at Cambridge Judge, witnessed the online signing ceremony.