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CUHK 51st Anniversary: 1963-2014

On October 17, 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong was founded. Today, the University takes pleasure in its 51st anniversary.

Five decades ago, CUHK started with three colleges, three faculties and 1,395 students. Now, it has nine colleges, eight faculties and close to 20,000 students. Over the years, the University has fostered over 150,000 graduates. Through the strenuous efforts of CUHK members, the barren hills were turned into a verdant campus. With a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West, the University has developed into a leading tertiary institution in the region.

Let’s witness the milestones of the University below and review the development of our campus through the video.

1960s: Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College amalgamated to form CUHK
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Social Science established
School of Education established (Upgraded to Faculty of Education in 1991)
Graduate School established (Hong Kong’s first graduate school)
Institute of Chinese Studies established
The first Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees conferred
1970s: The University Student Union inaugurated
United College and New Asia College moved to the campus in Shatin
Faculty of Business Administration established
1980s: The first PhD programme launched
Faculty of Medicine established
Shaw College founded
1990s: Faculty of Engineering established
HKIX set up at CUHK to provide an interconnection point for local internet traffic
Hong Kong’s first batch of mainland students admitted to CUHK undergraduate programmes
2000s: First conferment of honorary fellowships
Faculty of Law established
Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, C.W. Chu College, Wu Yee Sun College and Lee Woo Sing College established
Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles K. Kao awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute opened

Three Colleges amalgamated to form CUHK

Train in 1960s, which set off hourly from the University

Inauguration congregation of CUHK at the Hong Kong City Hall in 1963

The first Bachelor’s Degrees conferred in 1964

Institute of Chinese Studies established in 1967

The University Student Union inaugurated in 1971

University Library opened in 1972

The first Graduation Ceremony at University Mall in 1976

Members of Medical Academic Advisory Committee

Shaw College founded in 1986

The first batch of mainland students admitted to undergraduate programmes in 1998

First conferment of honorary fellowships in 2002

The School of Law established in 2004

Professor Charles K. Kao awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009

74th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

Sylvia Chang: Failure is the Nutrient of Success

Ms. Sylvia Chang, a famous actress, scriptwriter and director in Taiwan and Hong Kong, will visit CUHK on 31 October (Friday) to deliver the upcoming Shun Hing Lecture in Arts and Humanities co-organized by CUHK and Shun Hing Group. She will speak on the topic ‘Failure is the Nutrient of Success'.

Born in Taiwan, Ms. Chang has been involved in the film industry for more than 40 years, acting in over 100 movies. Her superb acting skills have been well-recognized through major film awards, including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Award for Best Leading Actress, and the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress. In addition, she has received numerous nominations and awards for her exceptionally creative contributions to film making, including Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.

Online registration is now open. Meanwhile, the University will arrange a live webcast for the public to view the Lecture online.

Date: 31 October, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park
Online registration & live webcast: www.cuhk.edu.hk/cpr/lectures/sylviachang
Enquiries: 3943 8893

Xiao Hong in ‘Golden Era’ by Ann Hui

Ann Hui, a famous film director in Hong Kong, visited the campus on 8 October and held a discussion titled ‘Conversing about Xiao Hong’, with Prof. Wong Nim Yan from CUHK and Prof. Xu Zidong from Lingnan University. In the discussion, the three speakers talked about Xiao Hong, a renowned writer in the Chinese modern literature world, and also a key figure in Ann Hui’s new movie The Golden Era.

Xiao Hong had a brief but dramatic life, during which she produced magnificent works including The Field of Life and Death, and Tales of Hulan River. She was born in an era of darkness and turbulence, but also a golden era for Chinese modern literature and new thoughts.

The speakers considered the life of Xiao Hong and her works from the angles of the movie, literature and history. They also shared their insights on the definition of ‘the Golden Era’ with over 800 audience members. Please feel free to watch the video of the talk via the attached link.

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