Memorandum of Understanding Signed with Shanghai Education Institution and Investment Company to Push for Reform of Education on Healthcare for Elderly with Big Data

  • All three parties pose for a group photo at the Memorandum signing ceremony

The College recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation of Jointly Establishing Nursing Training Programme on Elderly Healthcare with Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences and Shanghai Fuhui Investment Co., Ltd. to seek cooperation between the educational institutions and the investment company, and to clarify that the three parties have jointly established the training programme in Shanghai to push for the building of healthcare professionals. 

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum was held on 29 March, 2019 at the Pudong Campus of Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences. Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences representatives including Party Secretary of Shanghai Health Medical College Huang Gang, President Yu Ying, Deputy Party Secretary Tang Hongmei, Vice President Zhou Dehua, Shanghai Fuhui Investment Co., Ltd. CEO Wang Donghua, President Gong Xiaohang, Duan & Daun Law Firm Founder Gong Xiaohang, together with KWNC President Van, Vice-President Xing Zhihong and Deputy Executive Officer of Extramural Studies Department Lei Wai In witnessed and signed the Memorandum at this important moment.

President Van said that the ageing population and dementia issues are of common concern around the world. With the development of society and economic growth, the public's awareness of physical health and quality of life is increasing. Elderly healthcare is a sunrise industry in the 21st century, which plays a key role in responding to the needs of society and protecting the health of the people. In recent years, the College has focused on care and education projects in an ageing society, especially the promotion of long-term care and prevention and treatment of dementia. With the launch of Benevolence Lights up my Later Life, a systematic educational programme designed to deal with an ageing society, the establishment of the Memory Clinic and dementia service hotline, the co-organisation of the Certified Dementia Care Planner Course (CDDP) to train professionals in all the fields of healthcare, social services and psychology as well as the extensive education of gerontology to the community, good results have been achieved in teaching, research and community service. 

The signing of the Memorandum will not only help the College to develop a broader research area and talent training model, but also help both cities of Shanghai and Macao in analysis and gaining more development advantages in elderly healthcare and characteristic education using the huge data as a platform in the Mainland.