The Chinese University of Hong Kong Holds 85th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its 85th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees today (15 November). Dr. Norman N.P. Leung, Chairman of the University Council, conferred first and master’s degrees at the Congregation. Professor Rocky S. Tuan, 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 recognise 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 are provided with funds to support their academic and research pursuits during the appointment term. In general, Choh-Ming Li Professors are given a five-year term on their first appointment. This year, Professor Zou Jun was granted Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mathematics.
University Education Award 2018
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 their adoption of learner-centred approaches, and for scholarship in teaching and learning. 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 2018 were Professor Fan Tingting of the Department of Marketing and Dr. Lai Hon-weng John of the Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration; and Dr. Yuen Kwan-yuk Jacqueline of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine.
Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2017
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 and the Senate Committee on General Education in recognition of their outstanding teaching performance. This year, nine awardees were presented with this prestigious award: Professor Cheung Lik-kwan, Faculty of Arts; Professor Wan Chun-ying Lisa, Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. Leung Fung-lin Elean, Faculty of Education; Professor Cheng Kwok-keung Michael, Faculty of Engineering; Professor Xi Chao, Faculty of Law; Dr. Ng Chi-sun, Faculty of Medicine; Professor Chan Kwok-wai, Faculty of Science; Professor Chow Po-chung, Faculty of Social Science; and Dr. Chui Pui-yi Apple, General Education. A total of 143 outstanding educators have been given the award since 1999.
Young Researcher Award 2017 and Postgraduate Research Output Award 2017
The Young Researcher Award and the Postgraduate Research Output Award were established in 2002 to recognise 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 2017 were Professor Wu Ka-ming, Faculty of Arts; Professor Gao Leilei, Faculty of Business Administration; Professor Jong Siu-yung Morris, Faculty of Education; Professor Zhang Li, Faculty of Engineering; Professor Julien Chaisse, Faculty of Law; Professor Li Wai-chi Polly, Faculty of Medicine; Professor Wu Yilin, Faculty of Science; Professor Bai Ying, 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 2017 were Ms. Li Zigui, Faculty of Arts; Ms. Huang Feifei, Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. Gu Xuan, Faculty of Education; Ms. Dou Qi, Faculty of Engineering; Dr. Xu Jiankun, Faculty of Medicine; Mr. Liu Song, Faculty of Science; Ms. He Qingqing, 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 2018
A total of 5,672 master’s degrees and 4,150 bachelor’s degrees were conferred at the Congregation. Among the latter were 563 Bachelor of Arts, 912 Bachelor of Business Administration, 46 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, 51 Bachelor of Education, 380 Bachelor of Engineering, 71 Bachelor of Laws, 25 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine, 231 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 245 Bachelor of Nursing, 49 Bachelor of Pharmacy, 911 Bachelor of Science, 618 Bachelor of Social Science, one Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Science.
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