31 October 2020
15 May 2020
CUHK Announces Details of CU RElief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the global community and to members of the university. To support university members during the current period of adversity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) launched the CU RElief Fund (CURE Fund), which aims to provide assistance and support to members who are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and to enhance the resilience of the CUHK community. 

The main relief objectives of the CURE Fund are:

(1) To provide on-campus part-time job opportunities with student helper allowance for current CUHK full-time undergraduate students to help alleviate their financial stress;

(2) To provide short-term job opportunities at the University for graduating students of the class of 2020 and alumni of the class of 2019. The CURE Fund Management Committee is also in discussion with various organizations to create job opportunities.  The aim is to help graduating students and young alumni to gain work experience and competitiveness in the face of high unemployment rate and declining job openings during the current severe economic downturn; and  

(3) To provide interest-free emergency loans for full-time staff members in junior posts (on Terms of Service C and equivalent terms) to ease their families’ financial difficulties.

Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, along with all seven Pro-Vice-Chancellors/Vice-Presidents, will donate 15% of their salaries for the remaining months of the current year to seed the CURE Fund. 

CUHK is calling for donations to support the CURE Fund and to help CUHK members in need to overcome adversity. The University also sincerely invites interested organizations to offer job opportunities for graduating students and young alumni. Please contact the CURE Fund Management Committee for details (tel: 3943-1931; email: curefund@cuhk.edu.hk).

For information on donation and application, please visit www.cuhk.edu.hk/oia/cure-fund

CURE Fund provides support to CUHK students, alumni and junior staff.