United for CityU fundraising campaign
The public phase of CityU’s 10-year “United, We Soar” fundraising campaign was launched in December 2020. The comprehensive drive seeks to boost the University’s fundraising capabilities and provide sustained support for four key areas: strategic development, academic and research excellence, student development, and capital projects. Its multiple objectives allow supporters to help the University achieve its goals, and to contribute to the pursuit of excellence in higher education, as well as to showcase CityU’s achievements over the years to the community.
A HK$2 million donation from the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation will fund the establishment of the Kiki Hung Scholarship in memory of the late alumna from the Department of Linguistics and Translation and in appreciation of her exemplary personal qualities, including a positive mind and great perseverance in the face of difficulties.
The Greater Bay Area Joint Laboratory of Big Data Imaging and Communications has been established by the Department of Electrical Engineering and the State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves at CityU. With a research focus on big data imaging and wireless communications applications, the Joint Lab aims to promote a new generation of information technology and contribute to the advancement of Guangdong and Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology hub.
Twelve faculty members were recognised by the Research Grants Council (RGC) for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to higher education at an awards ceremony in November 2020. Accolades were presented under five RGC schemes, while Professor Yang Tong, Chair Professor of Mathematics, was named a member of the first cohort of RGC Senior Research Fellows.
The following CityU alumni were recognised in the HKSAR Government’s Honours and Justices of the Peace List 2020 for their contributions to society:
(in alphabetical order of surnames)
Ms Kelly Chan
BA Accountancy – Justice of the Peace
Mr Hui Tak-leung
Diploma in Social Work – Justice of the Peace
Mr Anthony Lam
EMBA – Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service
Mr Chaucer Leung
MSc & PGD Engineering Management – Justice of the Peace
Mr Dennis Leung
MSc Mathematics for Finance and Actuarial Science – Medal of Honour
Mr Kacee Ting
LLM & PCLL – Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service
Ir Professor Yuen Pak-leung
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) – Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service