17 October 2013

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Holds 73rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on its Foundation Day



In celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) held its 73rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on its Foundation Day today (17 October) to confer honorary degrees to five distinguished persons and install the first batch of Choh-Ming Li Professors.  Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of the University, presided at the Congregation.

Five distinguished persons were conferred honorary degrees in recognition of their exceptional contributions in their respective areas of achievement to social, economic, educational and medical progress.  They are:

Dr. LI Kwok-po, David Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa
Prof. Barry James MARSHALL   Doctor of Science, honoris causa
Dr. Elsie TU Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa
Mr. WONG Yan-lung Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Prof. ZHONG Nanshan Doctor of Science, honoris causa

At the Congregation, a video on CUHK’s 50th Anniversary was presented that illustrated the University’s achievements in the past half century and how it has been embracing its culture to empower the future.  Professor Sung then officiated the installation of eleven outstanding professors as the first batch of Choh-Ming Li Professors.  They are recognized for their long-term remarkable performance in teaching and research and outstanding contributions to the Faculty and University.  This new professorship is named after the late Dr Choh-Ming Li, a distinguished scholar and the founding Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong 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 of five years.  They are: 

Professor WONG Tak-jun Choh-Ming Li Professor of Accountancy
Professor HAU Kit-tai Choh-Ming Li Professor of Educational Psychology
Professor WONG Ching-ping Choh-Ming Li Professor of Electronic Engineering
Professor YEUNG Wai-ho  Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering
Professor ZHOU Xunyu Choh-Ming Li Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Professor CHAN Ka-leung Choh-Ming Li Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics 
Professor LAU Wan-yee Joseph  Choh-Ming Li Professor of Surgery
Professor CHAN Hon-fu Raymond Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mathematics
Professor CHAN Ngai-hang  Choh-Ming Li Professor of Statistics
Professor XIE Zuowei  Choh-Ming Li Professor of Chemistry
Professor CHEUNG Fanny Mui-ching  Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology

For more photos, please visit:
http://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/events_recap_detail.php?1=1&id=145&s=



CUHK 73rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees
CUHK 73rd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees

Members of the University's management and the first batch of Choh-Ming Li Professors
Members of the University's management and the first batch of Choh-Ming Li Professors


Dr. LI Kwok-po, David
Dr. LI Kwok-po, David


Prof. Barry James MARSHALL
Prof. Barry James MARSHALL


Dr. Elsie TU
Dr. Elsie TU


Mr. WONG Yan-lung
Mr. WONG Yan-lung


Prof. ZHONG Nanshan
Prof. ZHONG Nanshan