16 November 2017

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Holds 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees today (16 November). Dr. Norman N.P. Leung, Chairman of the University Council, conferred first and master’s degrees at the Congregation. Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, officiated at the Inauguration of the Choh-Ming Li Professorships and presented awards to outstanding teachers and researchers in recognition of their achievements.

Inauguration of the Choh-Ming Li Professorship

Established in 2013, the Choh-Ming Li Professorship is to recognize outstanding professors who have performed remarkably in teaching and research, and made outstanding contributions to the University and Faculty. This professorship was named after the late Dr. Choh-Ming Li, a distinguished scholar and the founding Vice-Chancellor of CUHK who laid the solid foundation of the University in its early years. The Choh-Ming Li Professors will be provided with funds to support their academic and research pursuits during the appointment term. In general, Choh-Ming Li Professors will be given a five-year term at their first appointment. This year, two professors were granted this professorship. They are:

Prof. LIU Yunhui Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Prof. LIM Chin-leng Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law

University Education Award 2017

The University instituted the University Education Award in 2011-12 to honour academics for outstanding commitment to the promotion of teaching excellence. Recipients of the award are commended for their contributions to enhancing the student learning experience through curriculum design/development, for scholarship in teaching and learning, and for their adoption of learner-centred approaches. The selection panel of the University-wide education award comprises the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Associate Deans (Education) of the eight Faculties and the Director of University General Education. The awardees of the University Education Award 2017 were Prof. Chan Ying-yang Emily, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine; Prof. So Ho-wai Suzanne, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, and Prof. Lee Ho-man Jimmy, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Prof. Chan Ying-yang Emily and Prof. So Ho-wai Suzanne were also the awardees of the 2017 University Grants Committee Teaching Award.

Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award 2016

The Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award has been given annually since 1999 by the Vice-Chancellor to exemplary teachers nominated by the Dean of each Faculty in recognition of their outstanding teaching performance. This year, nine awardees were presented with this prestigious award: Mr. Chan Kin-wing Kevin, Faculty of Arts; Mr. Leung Yiu-wing Eric, Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. Ng Pun-hon, Faculty of Education; Prof. King Kuo-chin Irwin, Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Anatole Boute, Faculty of Law; Prof. Hui Mamie, Faculty of Medicine; Prof. Lin Yuanyuan, Faculty of Science; Prof. Choi Yuk-ping Susanne, Faculty of Social Science; and Dr. Kwok Pak-nin Samson, General Education. A total of 137 outstanding educators have been given the award since 1999.

Young Researcher Award 2016 and Postgraduate Research Output Award 2016

The Young Researcher Award and the Postgraduate Research Output Award were established in 2002 to recognize the research accomplishments of young faculty members and to encourage quality research. The Young Researcher Award is open to all eligible full-time teachers at Assistant Professor rank or above and below the age of 45. The Postgraduate Research Output Award is open to all eligible full-time or part-time postgraduate students of the University. The Dean of each Faculty is invited every year to nominate, for each award, one member who has produced the best research output. The Research Committee considers nominations received and recommends successful candidates for approval by the Administrative and Planning Committee.

Recipients of the Young Researcher Award 2016 were Prof. Zhong Lei, Faculty of Arts; Prof. Wu Donghui, Faculty of Business Administration; Prof. Skyler Thomas Hawk, Faculty of Education; Prof. Lu Yi-chun, Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Anatole Boute, Faculty of Law; Prof. Wong Chi-sang Martin, Faculty of Medicine; Prof. Luo Haiwei, Faculty of Science; and Prof. So Ho-wai Suzanne, Faculty of Social Science. The recipients each received a trophy, a certificate and HK$100,000 in the form of a research grant.

Recipients of the Postgraduate Research Output Award 2016 were Dr. Chen Liangliang, Faculty of Arts; Mr. Si Kao, Faculty of Business Administration; Ms. Li Ru, Faculty of Education; Dr. Liu Wei, Faculty of Engineering; Dr. He Xiangjun, Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Zeng Yonglun, Faculty of Science; and Dr. Ma Peifeng, Faculty of Social Science. The recipients each received a trophy, a certificate and a prize of HK$25,000 in cash.

Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree Graduates in 2017

A total of 5,538 master’s degrees and 3,882 bachelor’s degrees were conferred at the Congregation. Among the latter were 541 Bachelor of Arts, 650 Bachelor of Business Administration, 53 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, 59 Bachelor of Education, 432 Bachelor of Engineering, 77 Bachelor of Laws, 27 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, 209 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 247 Bachelor of Nursing, 50 Bachelor of Pharmacy, 848 Bachelor of Science, and 636 Bachelor of Social Science degrees.

(From 4th left, front row) Prof. Edwin Chan, Associate Vice-President; Mr. Eric Ng, Vice-President and University Secretary; Prof. Dennis Ng and Prof. Poon Wai-yin, Pro-Vice-Chancellors/Vice-Presidents; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President; Dr. Norman Leung, Chairman of the Council; Prof. Fok Tai-fai and Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellors/Vice-Presidents; pose for a group photo with faculty deans, Choh-Ming Li Professors, the awardees of University Education Award 2017, Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2016, Young Researcher Award 2016 and Postgraduate Research Output Award 2016.
(From 4th left, front row) Prof. Edwin Chan, Associate Vice-President; Mr. Eric Ng, Vice-President and University Secretary; Prof. Dennis Ng and Prof. Poon Wai-yin, Pro-Vice-Chancellors/Vice-Presidents; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President; Dr. Norman Leung, Chairman of the Council; Prof. Fok Tai-fai and Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellors/Vice-Presidents; pose for a group photo with faculty deans, Choh-Ming Li Professors, the awardees of University Education Award 2017, Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2016, Young Researcher Award 2016 and Postgraduate Research Output Award 2016.

Prof. Joseph Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor delivers an address.
Prof. Joseph Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor delivers an address.

CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

Prof. Joseph Sung shares the joyful moment with graduates.
Prof. Joseph Sung shares the joyful moment with graduates.

CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
CUHK 83rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees