[Guangzhou, China, December 8, 2023]  The GHMUA Smart Campus Forum gathered 40 representatives from 20 elite universities at the Shangri-La Hotel in Guangzhou. Hosted by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance (GHMUA) and organized by Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd., the forum aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange among universities in the Greater Bay Area and advance progress towards achieving the "Education 2030" goals under the theme "Together in the Greater Bay Area, Share the New Future."

Group photo

Zang Yuchun, Deputy Secretary General of China Higher Education Information Academy

The forum was hosted by Zang Yuchun, Deputy Secretary General of China Higher Education Information Academy, and opening speeches were delivered by He Haitao of GHMUA and Xu Yunlan, General Manager of the Asia Pacific Region of Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd. In his speech, Mr. He expressed his expectation to inspire more ideas about the future of smart campus construction through sharing experiences from Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.

He Haitao,  GHMUA

Xu Yunlan, General Manager of the Asia Pacific Region, Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd.

The forum agenda was packed with informative sessions, covering the exchange of achievements in smart campus construction among Double-First-Class universities in Guangzhou and the sharing of experiences from the three regions. Representatives from renowned universities such as Sun Yat-sen University, the University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen University, South China Normal University, Macau University of Science and Technology, and Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University converged to address the fresh challenges faced in the era of digital transformation.

The discussions revolved around the new objectives for digital campus construction, delving into topics such as smart campus development, establishment of new infrastructure, data governance and management, integration of AI applications to empower a smart campus ecosystem, and exploration and implementation of digital transformation in education. The participants actively exchanged ideas, explored innovative approaches, and shared successful practices, all aimed at stimulating groundbreaking ideas for future construction plans.

He Haitao, Director of the Network and Information Center, Sun Yat-sen University

Topic: Application and Practice of OceanBase Distributed Database at Sun Yat-sen University

Guo Dan, Assistant Director of IT, The University of Hong Kong

Topic: Experience Sharing of HKU's Smart Campus

Jiang Kui, Deputy Director of Information Center, Shenzhen University

Topic: Practice of Shenzhen University's Smart Campus Construction

Chen Haifeng, Technical Director of Enterprise Network in Greater Bay Area, Ruijie Networks Co., Ltd.

Topic: Digital Campus, Embracing Flexibility

Zheng Kai, Deputy Director of Network Center, South China Normal University

Topic: Key Tasks and Progress of Digital Transformation of Management Services at South China Normal University

Yuan Husheng, Manager of the IT Development Office, Macau University of Science and Technology

Topic: From "+AI" to "AI+": Building a New Ecosystem for Smart Campus

Wei Wenguo, Director of the Network Information Center, Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

Topic: Exploration and Practice of Digital Transformation in Education in Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University

During the conference, Sun Yat-sen University invited guests to visit the Information Center of East Campus to show the achievements of smart campus construction in recent years.

Group photo of visiting Sun Yat-sen University

On the evening of December 8, the forum came to a successful conclusion. The participants expressed that the forum has provided a valuable platform for the construction of smart campuses in the Greater Bay Area, contributing to the sustainable development of smart campuses. They hope that similar events can be held in the future to promote more cooperation and win-win outcomes among universities. The participants are teachers and experts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong Chu Hai College, Zhuhai MUST Science and Technology Research Institute, South China University of Technology, Jinan University, Southern University of Science and Technology, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou University, Southern Medical University, Foshan University, Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.

In the era of digital transformation in education, the GHMUA Smart Campus Forum has proven to be a valuable gathering. It has injected new energy into collaboration and interaction among universities, contributing to the realization of the "Education 2030" goal.

Education is a national priority and a priority for the Party. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the guidance of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speeches on building the nation into a strong cyberpower, our country's digitalization has accelerated. A more profound digital revolution is empowering educational reform and upgrading it to new heights.

Since its establishment in 2016, the GHMUA has carried out more project cooperation to build a platform for in-depth cooperation and exchange among the three regions, deepen cooperation among the three regions in terms of talent cultivation, scientific research innovation, and social services, and promote the construction of Greater Bay Area in the field of education. It also leads the information construction and cooperation of colleges and universities. Ruijie Networks, as an ICT infrastructure and industry solution provider, has been deeply rooted in the higher education industry for more than 20 years, continuously innovating and providing solutions for the innovative application of campus information construction. In the future, Ruijie Networks will cooperate more closely with universities, explore deeper scenarios, and jointly promote the digital transformation in Education.