Brown and Chinese University of Hong Kong sign memoranda

August 23, 2011  |  By Courtney Coelho |  401-863-7287
Brown Plus One President Simmons and Joseph J.Y. Sung, president of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, prepare to sign memoranda of understanding to enable academic exchanges between their universities. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University
President Ruth J. Simmons and President Joseph J.Y. Sung of the Chinese University of Hong Kong signed three memoranda of understanding, making official the Brown Plus One degree program and further strengthening ties between the two universities.

President Ruth J. Simmons and President Joseph J.Y. Sung of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) signed three memoranda of understanding on Aug. 23, 2011, making official the Brown Plus One degree program and further strengthening the ties of the two universities. The Brown Plus One program allows Brown students to spend one or two semesters of study at CUHK while completing their baccalaureate degrees at Brown and then to devote an additional year of study abroad to earning a Master of Arts degree from CUHK. The Brown Plus One program was announced in February.

Celebrating stronger institutional tiesPresidents Simmons and Sung stroll on the Front Green after a formal signing ceremony in the President’s Office. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown UniversityCelebrating stronger institutional ties
Presidents Simmons and Sung stroll on the Front Green after a formal signing ceremony in the President’s Office. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University
The two institutions will also take part in one-week faculty exchanges, as well as the Brown-CUHK Language Teaching Fellowship, which provides one graduate of CUHK’s Masters Program in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition a two-year professional development teaching internship hosted by Brown’s East Asian Studies Department.