OUHK receives HK$ 20 million from three staunch supporters for new campus development project 19/7/2018
Dr Edward Cheung (second from left) presents a cheque of HK$5 million to the OUHK and is received by Pro-chancellor Dr the Hon Charles Lee Yeh-kwong (second from right), Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong (first from left), and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong (first from right).
Mr Peter Lee (second from left) presents a cheque of HK$10 million to the OUHK and is received by Pro-chancellor Dr the Hon Charles Lee Yeh-kwong (second from right), Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong (first from left), and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong(first from right).
Dr Gerald Siu (second from left) presents a cheque of HK$5 million to the OUHK and is received by Pro-chancellor Dr the Hon Charles Lee Yeh-kwong (second from right), Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong (first from left), and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong(first from right).
OUHK is deeply thankful for the thoughtful gifts from Dr Edward Cheung, Mr Peter Lee, and Dr Gerald Siu to support the development of the new Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare.
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) received a total donation of HK$20 million from three long-standing supporters to fund the development of its new campus -- Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare. The thoughtful gift is given by members of the University Court Dr Edward Cheung Wing-yui and Mr Peter Lee Kwok-wah, and member of the University Court and Council Dr Gerald Siu Chi-shing, with Mr Lee donating HK$10 million and Dr Cheung and Dr Siu each contributing HK$5 million.
At a cheque presentation held today (19 July), President of the OUHK Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong expressed his heartfelt thanks to the three patrons for their generous donation in supporting the University’s new campus development project for training the necessary healthcare professionals for the society. He remarked that Dr Edward Cheung, Mr Peter Lee, and Dr Gerald Siu are all staunch supporters of the OUHK for many years. In addition to offering valuable advice and guidance to the University, they have been contributing to the University in other meaningful ways, ranging from making donation for campus development to providing bursaries and scholarships for students.
Dr Edward Cheung Wing-yui was a member of the University Council from 1997 to 2014, and was the Deputy Chairman of the Council from 2008 to 2014. He is now a member of the University Court and also serves as the Co-Deputy Chairman of the University Sponsorship & Development Fund Committee (SDFC). Dr Cheung was conferred Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa by the University in 2016.
Mr Peter Lee Kwok-wah is currently a member of the OUHK's Court and the SDFC, and has tendered valuable advice and support to the University to facilitate its development and provision of better learning environment for its students. He was awarded Honorary University Fellowship by the OUHK in 2015.
Dr Gerald Siu Chi-shing is a member of the University Court and Council, and also the Co-Deputy Chairman of SDFC. Dr Siu was conferred Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa by the OUHK in 2012. Over the years, with the generosity of Dr Siu, the University has been able to upgrade its facilities and enhance the quality of education. He has also made generous donations to the OUHK’s Student Assistance Fund to help promote the development of the healthcare profession and creative industries.
In the face of challenges brought by an aging population and the growing pressure on healthcare services, the OUHK has embarked on an $850-milllion new campus development project on Sheung Shing Street, Ho Man Tin in 2017. The new OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare will be home to a suite of healthcare programmes that aims to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals. It is expected that about 2,800 students will benefit from the new learning facility every year upon its completion in 2020.
The OUHK is grateful for the loyal support from numerous individuals and organizations who have expressed their trust and recognition of the University’s work and achievements. As a self-financed institution without recurrent government funding, the OUHK relies on the community to further its development and to fulfill its unique role for Hong Kong’s higher education.
About the OUHK: Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and about 9,500 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.
OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes.
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