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Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for

Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)


The Centre has been established by the joint effort of Oxford University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a non-profit research centre to carry out research, training and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster and medical humanitarian response in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific Region since April 2011. 



In recognition of her contributions towards a successful and fruitful collaboration with the University of Oxford, Emily Chan was conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Public Health Medicine at the University of Oxford. The position allows her to continue her undertakings as Director of CCOUC, to carry out research, training and community knowledge transfer in the area of disaster and medical humanitarian response in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific Region.

International Teaching Scholarship


The International Teaching Scholarship – Chinese University of Hong Kong & University of Oxford Global MBChB programme is a scholarship for Oxford final year medical students to spend four weeks of their final year elective at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.

Initiated in 2013 and officially started in 2014-15, the programme has received very positive feedback over the years, attracting many top students to apply. Vincent Mok, Assistant Dean (Admission) and our key contact for the programme, has plans to expand the scale and content of this highly successful and popular award; and we trust in growing a long lasting bond between our two institutions.

CUHK-Oxford International Teaching Scholarship Recipients in Hong Kong

As Visiting Teaching Scholars, awardees not only get to teach year 4 students, but also get to participate in clinical activities and interact with patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital, CUHK’s teaching hospital. On their free time, they get to explore the city on sightseeing and hiking outings with local friends and students.

“The timing of the programme is great as we have just finished our exams, things are fresh in memory and we’re getting to review and recap. Students here are very receptive and friendly, acting as our interpreters when we need to deal with local patients who don’t speak English.” 

 Jaspreet Khaira and Lauren Passby, Visiting Teaching Scholars

International Teaching Scholarship

Public Health Symposium


On 26 September 2016, the 1st CUHK-Fudan-Oxford International Symposium on Health Impacts of Environmental Exposures was held in Hong Kong. It was a continuation of the JCSPHPC International Conference on Innovations in Public Health Sciences held on 23-25 September, and provided a platform for epidemiologists and specialists in environmental health from international communities, China, and Hong Kong to interact, communicate and discuss challenges and opportunities unique to the research into health and environment, particularly in relation to air pollution and climate change in China.



  • Since 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding has been established for collaborations between the Division of Public Health & Primary Health Care, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford and the School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK.

  • In 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed regarding the establishment of a joint research programme in air pollution and health outcomes between the University of Oxford, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fudan University and The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Peking University Health Science Center.

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