University Extension in Shenzhen


The socio-economic development of the Pearl River Delta Region (PRD Region) has been very remarkable in recent years. Therefore, CUHK has been actively pursuing collaborative as well as independent programmes and gaining a foothold in the economically robust PRD Region for the strategic development of the University.


 Research Activities in Mainland China


Since the late 1970’s, taking the advantage of close proximity between Shatin and Shenzhen, CUHK, as the earliest among all institutions in Hong Kong, has been partnering with Mainland institutions in research projects and in offering joint programmes. To check out more information of the exciting research facilities and activities, click here.


 Shenzhen Campus Initiative


In order to strengthen the research and educational involvement in Mainland China, there were preliminary suggestions for CUHK to establish a second campus in Shenzhen. On February 6, 2010, CUHK signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Shenzhen Municipal Government in which the two parties declared their intent to enhance collaboration in education by establishing a CUHK campus in Shenzhen.On March 12, 2011, CUHK signed a Framework Agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government. On July 4, 2011, CUHK signed a Collaboration Agreement with Shenzhen University to establish The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK (SZ)]. A ceremony was held on October 11, 2012 to mark the State Ministry of Education (MoE)’s approval of the planning of CUHK (SZ), at the proposed site of CUHK (SZ) in Longgang District, Shenzhen, representing another milestone of the initiative. The University subsequently concluded two Final Agreements with the Shenzhen Municipal Government and SZU respectively in March 2013 to fine-tune details of the collaboration, inaugurating the development of various areas of CUHK(SZ).


In March 2014, CUHK was pleased to receive formal MoE approval for the establishment of CUHK(SZ). With the approval, CUHK(SZ) will further implement faculty recruitment, planning and development of academic curriculum, student admission in 2014 and other key strategic plans.


CUHK staff, students and alumni will be updated on progress from time to time through this webpage. Latest news and development are also available at CUHK(SZ) website. Your participation is essential to the success of this initiative.