On July 9，2018, the President Summit Forum of the Alliance of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Universities was held at Sun Yat-sen University. About 200 representatives from Ministry of Education, Provincial Department of Education, Office of the for Higher Education of Macao Special Administrative Region, the Education Bureau of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and member universities of the Alliance of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao (hereinafter referred to as the Alliance) attended the meeting. Chen Xin, secretary of the party committee and president of the GDUT, attended the forum.
Liu Jin, director of the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Education, said that colleges and universities are the highland of innovative talents. In the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the universities must play the role as basic support and driving force to provide intellectual resource for this area; the Ministry of Education will continue to support the Alliance.
Jing Li Hu, director of the provincial education department, pointed out that we should integrate the resources of higher education in Greater Bay Area with new ideas, new strategies and new measures. It is necessary to improve the working mechanism and support the flow of talents in universities in the Greater Bay Area.
With the theme "Time of Opportunities and Mission of Universities", presidents of 28 universities and colleges in the Alliance had a heated discussion of talent training and cooperation. Chen Xin made a speech at the meeting. He suggested that talent cultivation and scientific and technological innovation of higher education should be closely related to social development, especially those international first-class academic papers without breakthrough technological progress.The universities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao should grasp opportunities and promote collaborative innovation and cooperation.
During the forum period, the opening ceremony of guangdong-Hong Kong- Macao super alliance was also held. Guangdong university of technology was one of the founders.