Foundation Laid for HKU Space Global College of Suzhou
The ceremony of construction commencement was held on the morning of July 4 in Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, SIP, for the new campus of HKU Space Global College, Suzhou, and GEM School.
HKU Space Global College, Suzhou, was founded jointly by HKU Space Global College, Suzhou Technological Institute, and GEM Group in Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, with the approval of Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of Education. The regular full-time college education is open to the whole province for enrollment. The presidency of the college will be taken by Prof. Li Zhuofen, Vice-president of HK University and academician of China Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Present at the celebration ceremony were: Wang Jinhua, Member of Standing Committee of CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee and Secretary of SIP Party Working Committee, Jiang Yingmei, Director of Provincial Bureau of Education, Zhu Yongxin, Vice-mayor of Suzhou, Ma Minglong, Deputy Secretary of SIP Party Working Committee and Director of Sipac, Pan Yunguan, Deputy Secretary of SIP Party Working Committee, Ye Feng, Director of Administrative Office of Dushu Lake Higher EducationTown, Mr. Yang Jianming, President of HKU Space Global College and Chairman of HKU Space Global College, Suzhou, and Mr. Liang Zhiqiang, Executive President of HKU Space Global College and Chairman of HKU Space Global College, Suzhou, etc.
Since its founding a year ago, HKU Space Global College of Suzhou has been warmly received by students and parents for its competitive superiority in educational level, English-based classroom instruction, direct channel for overseas further training, and employment opportunities both at home and overseas. The first batch of 300 students were enrolled last year, and the total student body will grow to 1,000 this coming September. The new campus covers an area of 150 mu, and the college upon completion by September 2007 will accommodate some 6,000 students.
Also present at the commencement ceremony were leaders and working staff of Sipac, Administrative Office of Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, SIP Education Investment Co., HKU Space College, and GEM Group, etc.
July 5, 2006