New University Establishment: University of Greater Bay Area
The Guangdong-HongKong-Macao triangle region is referred to as the “Greater Bay Area”. The construction project for the University of Greater Bay Area (Da Wan Qu University) was officially launched in March. This new University will be based in Dongguan, Guangdong province, with a total investment of RMB10b (USD1.4b). The full-construction is estimated to be completed by 2026 (Phase I to be completed by 2022). The recruitment of the new president will be starting in Q3 this year. Multiple universities have also put in blueprints for the Greater Bay Area, including Hong Kong S&T University in Fushan, Sun Yet San S&T University in Shenzhen, as well as the Guangzhou Jiaotong University and CAS (Chinese Academy of Science) Shenzhen University of Technology.