Rising China and Global Impact
13 Nov 3.15pm

Professor Tony Chan, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Asia’s No 1 University for three years in a row, will give a guest lecture on the topic of Rising China and Global Impact.

Globalisation, which calls for responses from many different sectors and stakeholders around the world, brings opportunities along with challenges. As such, rising China in the global arena is playing an increasingly important role in addressing the global imperative and shaping international agenda.  In the global marketplace, no champion can excel on its own.

How does one make sense of this ‘new’ internationalisation?  How does a university find its place in the midst of global cross currents? In the globalised context, which is always in flux, how do we go beyond traditional confines to soar as global players with global impact?


TonyChanHKUSTProfessor Tony F Chan assumed the presidency of HKUST in Sept 2009.  Prior to this appointment he was Assistant Director of the the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), which is the largest directorate at NSF.

Professor Chan’s scientific background is in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. He received his BS and MS degrees in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. He pursued postdoctoral research at Caltech as Research Fellow, and taught Computer Science at Yale University before joining the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) as Professor of Mathematics in 1986. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1997 and served as Dean of Physical Sciences from 2001 to 2006. He also holds honorary joint appointments with the University’s BioEngineering Department and the Computer Science Department.

Event Details

Friday 13 November 2015
Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton St, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

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