Industrial Collaboration and Partnership

To step up efforts in cultivating talents for FinTech, the Faculty of Engineering has proactive collaboration with industry in establishing corporate partnership with renowned banks and financial organizations. Details please refer to the website of CUHK Engineering FinTech Applied Research Academy (CEFAR Academy).

Hang Seng Bank

After three years of successful collaboration to accelerate the development of fintech talents in Hong Kong, CUHK Engineering FinTech Applied Research Academy (CEFAR Academy) and Hang Seng Bank (Hang Seng) signed a renewed MoU on 13th November 2022.  The renewal of the MOU, signed by Professor Martin Wong, Dean of Engineering at CUHK and Ms Vivien Chiu, Chief Operating Officer at Hang Seng Bank, marks a strengthening of the relationship between CEFAR Academy and Hang Seng. The Bank will continue to offer internships, industry project supervision and scholarships, providing CUHK fintech students with the chance to gain first-hand business experience and industry knowledge. CEFAR Academy will also provide Hang Seng professionals with tailor-made fintech training in areas ranging from strategy to implementation, and covering various aspects of both business and technology. The two parties signed their first fintech development MOU in September 2019. 


The MoU was signed by Professor Tsang Hon-ki, Acting Dean of Faculty of Engineering, CUHK and Mr Edward Au, Deloitte China’s Southern Region Managing Partner on 4th August 2022.  Under the MOU, Deloitte offers internship and talent programmes that give CUHK FinTech students the chance to gain first-hand experience of business and industry knowledge. In addition, students will get to learn the latest industry trends from Deloitte mentors passing on their knowledge.

Ant Group

The MoU was signed by Prof. Martin D. F. Wong, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, CUHK and Ms. Jennifer Tan, Executive Vice-President of Strategy Development and Government Affairs of Ant Group on 7th June 2022. As part of the MOU, selected CUHK students can join Ant’s global FinTech training programme 10×1000 Tech for Inclusion, including enrollment in its online FinTech courses and dialogue series. Students who aspire to pursue a career in FinTech can also join the 10×1000 community to interact with trainers, tutors and other members globally, and exchange ideas and knowledge.

DBS Hong Kong

The MOU was signed by Professor Martin D. F. Wong, Dean of Engineering, CUHK, and Ms. Brit Blakeney, Head of Innovation & Ecosystems, DBS Hong Kong on 4th November 2019. It is a collaboration of the business and academic sectors to further foster digital innovation and academic strength, exploring more possibilities for the application of digital innovations. Under the MOU, MSc FinTech students will gain first-hand experience in FinTech-related projects, including the digital customer journey, API applications, big data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and sustainability, as well as internship opportunities. In addition, students will get to know the industry from the fruitful work experience of DBS Hong Kong mentors and the knowledge they will pass on.

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited will kindly donate a DBS FinTech scholarship to Year 1 postgraduate students of the MSc in Financial Technology Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on an annual basis starting from the academic year 2019 to recognize students who have ambition and determination to make a big and positive impact on Hong Kong FinTech community, based on their academic achievements and ability, aspiration on development and application of Fintech in banking sector.