We believe in “integrating teaching and research” in keeping with our mission to advance as a world-class university. Teaching and research must not be separated: they must be combined so that those who teach beneﬁt by producing their own research; and those who research share their ﬁndings directly with students to enlighten them with new knowledge and insight. Integrating teaching and research benefits both students and staff by enhancing knowledge development and learning.
It is our position that politics should stay away from campus. As such, we advocate the “separation of education and politics”. To further develop global excellence in research and professional education, we must sustain an environment in which the principle of neutrality and autonomy is strictly observed. A university must not be used as a platform for the promotion of personal political viewpoints, or for the pursuit of commercial interests or individual agenda outside our core mission of teaching and research. Rather, universities are places where we should teach, learn, and conduct research. At all times, we support, on a law-abiding basis, rational discussion and accommodate a range of diverse views in the spirit of mutual respect and collegiality. These basic principles provide a solid foundation for academic freedom and campus autonomy, which have always been an integral part of our core values.