29 Mar 2011 (Tuesday)

HKBU launches 55th Anniversary celebrations, founds Institute of Creativity and receives HK$100m donation from Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation for Institute's further development
浸大啟動五十五周年校慶活動並成立創意研究院 喜獲孔憲紹慈善基金捐款一億元支持研究院發展


(From left) Mr. Wilfred Wong, Mrs. Hung Hin-shiu, Professor Chen-ning Yang, Mr. Henry Tang, Professor Torsten N. Wiesel, MuKha, and Professor Albert Chan, officiate at the ceremony to celebrate HKBU's 55th Anniversary and the founding of the Institute of Creativity
(左起)王英偉主席、孔憲紹夫人、楊振寧教授、唐英年先生、Torsten N. Wiesel教授、MuKha與陳新滋校長聯合主禮,慶祝大學五十五周年校慶活動正式啟動和「創意研究院」的成立

Chairman Wilfred Wong (extreme left) and President Albert Chan (extreme right) receive the HK$100 million donation on behalf of the University from Mrs. Hung Hin-shiu (centre), her son Mr. Billy Hung (second from right) and daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Hung Wong (second from left), for setting up the "Institute of Creativity - Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Development Fund" in support of the Institute's development
王英偉主席 (左) 和陳新滋校長 (右) 代表大學接受由孔憲紹夫人 (中) 聯同公子孔慶全先生 (右二) 和千金黃孔慶怡女士 (左二) 捐贈的一億元支票,用以設立「創意研究院──孔憲紹博士發展基金」,支持「創意研究院」的發展

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) held its 55th Anniversary Celebrations Launching Ceremony and Institute of Creativity Founding Ceremony yesterday (28 March) attended by over 300 honourable guests, donors, alumni, staff, students and HKBU friends. At the event, the University unveiled a series of celebratory activities under the theme “Innovation, Excellence and Whole Person Education” in commemoration of its 55th Anniversary, and announced the establishment of the territory’s first Institute of Creativity to further promote the development of interdisciplinary research and cross-cultural research on campus. The University also received a donation of HK$100 million from the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited to support the Institute of Creativity.

 

Officiating at the ceremony were Mr. Henry Tang, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Professor Chen-ning Yang, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1957 and HKBU honorary Doctor of Science; Professor Torsten N. Wiesel, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1981 and President Emeritus of Rockefeller University; MuKha, renowned American painter/photographer; Mrs. Hung Hin-shiu, Chairman of the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited; Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman of the Council and the Court, HKBU; and Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU.

 

Welcoming the guests, Mr. Wilfred Wong said HKBU has always strived to maximise its contribution to the community by matching its teaching effort and research output to the rapidly changing needs of society. “It is my firm conviction that HKBU is moving towards fulfilling the wonderful vision of its founding fathers,” said Mr. Wong.

 

Delivering his speech, Mr. Henry Tang offered his warmest congratulations to HKBU on its 55th Anniversary and the founding of the Institute of Creativity. He said that throughout its 55-year history, HKBU had gathered extensive experience in providing broad-based and creativity-driven education. “The establishment of the Institute of Creativity will help to nurture new talents for the rapidly changing environment and also demonstrates the University’s vision and commitment to promoting a research culture and generating fresh ideas,” said Mr. Tang.

 

In celebration of the 55th Anniversary, an array of signature events will be held throughout the year. These include alumni sharing forums, a Gala Concert and a Gala Performance, and international seminars and symposiums in the disciplines of health, environment, contemporary China studies, and cross-cultural studies. For details on the celebratory activities, please go to http://hkbu55th.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/main/index.html.

 

Apart from launching the 55th Anniversary celebrations, the University also announced the establishment of the territory’s first Institute of Creativity aiming to strengthen the research culture, nurture a critical mass of research talent, sharpen the research performance and further promote the development of interdisciplinary research and theme-based research on campus.

 

The Institute will be a high-powered think tank where Nobel Laureates in different academic disciplines and world-class scholars will be invited to interact and exchange ideas with students, researchers and faculty members of the University.

 

The University is grateful to the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited for donating HK$100 million to set up the “Institute of Creativity – Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Development Fund” in support of the development of the Institute, its research projects and academic exchange activities. To thank the Hung family for their generosity, a cheque presentation was held at the ceremony with Chairman Wilfred Wong and President Albert Chan receiving the donation from Mrs. Hung Hin-shiu, Chairman of the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited, her son Mr. Billy Hung and daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Hung Wong.

 

The Institute of Creativity – Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Development Fund” will be used in organising public lecture series which will be open to the public and students from tertiary institutions and secondary schools, inviting Nobel Laureates or world-class scholars to “take up residence” at the University, and supporting research projects in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies.

 

Expressing his gratitude to Mrs. Hung and the Hung family, President Albert Chan said: “The Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation was founded by Dr. Hung Hin-shiu who was a long-standing friend and staunch supporter of the University. The HK$100 million donation is in fact an extension of Dr. Hung’s caring love and tremendous support towards the University over the years.”

 

The ceremony also saw Chairman Wong and President Chan present souvenirs to 16 organisations/donors who have made accumulated donations of HK$1 million or above to the University this year. Their generous support to HKBU has made possible the University’s drive for excellence, innovation and advancement. 



浸會大學昨日(三月二十八日)舉行「五十五周年校慶活動啟動典禮暨創意研究院成立典禮」,在三百多位嘉賓、捐款人、校友、教職員、學生及大學友好的見證下,正式展開一連串精彩豐富、以「卓越、創新、培育全人」為校慶主題的誌慶活動。浸大同時宣佈成立本港首個「創意研究院」藉以進一步推動大學的跨學科和跨文化研究,並獲孔憲紹慈善基金有限公司捐助港幣一億元,支持研究院的發展

 

典禮邀得香港特別行政區政務司司長唐英年先生、一九五七年諾貝爾物理學獎得主兼浸大榮譽理學博士楊振寧教授一九八一年諾貝爾生理學或醫學獎得主兼洛克菲勒大學榮休校長Torsten N. Wiesel教授、知名美國畫家兼攝影家MuKha孔憲紹慈善基金有限公司主席孔憲紹夫人、浸大校董會暨諮議會主席王英偉先生和校長陳新滋教授聯合主禮。

 

王英偉先生致歡迎辭時表示,浸大一直致力貢獻社群,提供優質的教學和研究成果,以配合瞬息萬變的社會需要。他說:「我深信浸會大學未來將積極邁步向前,盡最大己任去履行先賢創立的宏大願景。」

 

唐英年先生致辭時祝賀浸大創校五十五周年紀念,以及成立「創意研究院」。他表示,浸大在過去五十五年,累積了豐富的經驗,致力提供全面性兼以創意為主導的優質教學。先生說:「『創意研究院』的成立不但有助培育精英人才,以迎合社會所需,同時亦彰顯了大學積極推廣研究文化和創意思維的願景與承諾。」

 

隨著五十五周年校慶正式啟動,浸大將展開一連串精彩豐富的主題慶祝活動,當中包括校友分享會、校慶音樂會、校慶濃情大匯演和以健康、環境、當代中國研究和跨文化研究為題的研討會等。有關各項慶祝活動的詳情,請瀏覽網頁:http://hkbu55th.hkbu.edu.hk/tch/main/index.html

 

除了啟動五十五周年校慶活動外,大學並於典禮上宣佈成立本港首個「創意研究院」,以加強校內的研究文化、壯大研究團隊、增強研究表現,以及進一步推動跨學科和專題研究。

 

作為大學的高層次智庫,「創意研究院」將邀請來自不同學術領域的諾貝爾獎得主和國際大師級學者,與校內學生、研究員和學者交流。

 

同時,大學亦喜獲孔憲紹慈善基金有限公司捐資港幣一億元,以設立「創意研究院──孔憲紹博士發展基金」,支持研究院的發展、研究計劃和交流活動。為答謝孔氏家族的慷慨捐贈,大學並於典禮上舉行支票遞交儀式,由孔憲紹慈善基金有限公司主席孔憲紹夫人聯同公子孔慶全先生和千金黃孔慶怡女士致送支票,並由浸大校董會暨諮議會主席王英偉先生和陳新滋校長代表接受

 

「創意研究院──孔憲紹博士發展基金」將用作支持研究院每年舉辦的公開講座系列,歡迎社會人士、大專及中學生參與,並推行諾貝爾獎得主和世界級學者駐校計劃,以及進行跨學科、跨文化的研究項目。

 

陳新滋校長衷心感謝孔夫人和孔氏家族的慷慨襄助,他說:「孔憲紹慈善基金是由已故浸大好友兼捐款人孔憲紹博士所創立。是次一億元捐款延續了博士多年來對大學的關愛和鼎力支持。」

 

此外,王英偉主席和陳新滋校長在典禮上亦致送紀念品予十六個於本年度累積捐資港幣一百萬元或以上予大學的機構或捐款人,以答謝他們對浸大的支持,令大學能不斷追求卓越、創新和進步。
 

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