Professor Rick Wong Wai Kwok Vice-President (Research and Development) and Dean of Graduate School, HKBU
HKBU is a research-led liberal arts university. We place strong emphasis on the importance of collaboration, inter-disciplinarity and innovation. In pursing our goal of enhancing research performance, we are making concerted efforts to recruit prominent scholars worldwide, to cultivate actively the niche research areas identified, and to strengthen the research environment. The generous contributions from the community enable the University to allocate more resources to attract faculty and research talents from across the world and further excel in our research performance.
Professor Bian Zhaoxiang Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development) and Director and Chair Professor, Clinical Division of the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU
Our population is ageing rapidly and enormous public medical expenses are impending. Disease prevention has become more important than ever. With the staunch support of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, HKBU founded the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre”, the first of its kind in the territory. We plan to promote the concept of “preventing diseases from occurring, worsening and relapsing” to one million people in the next five years with the aim of enhancing public health.
Professor Huang Yu Associate Vice-President (Mainland) and Dean of Communication, HKBU
The School of Communication celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2018. Over the past five decades, the School has nurtured more than 12,000 journalism, communication and film professionals from Hong Kong and beyond. We are looking into expanding the global footprint of our teaching and learning activities in the years ahead. With the generous support from the HKBU Foundation, the School has organised the Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop, the Senior Reporters-in-Residence Scheme, and the first Global University Film Awards, all of which have provided diverse experience for our students and faculty.
Professor Jonathan Wong, MH, JP Director of the Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture, HKBU
We are deeply grateful to the HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme’s unstinting support for the establishment of Hong Kong’s first Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture, fostering both sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation in its vision. Through academic research, professional training and public education, the Institute serves as a professional platform to revitalise the agricultural industry, and to encourage the public to adopt sustainable practices in the community. I am confident that its creation heralds the start of an exciting new chapter in Hong Kong's agricultural history.
Professor Victor Wong Principal Investigator (Community) of CLAP for Youth@JC
Launched three years ago, the “CLAP for Youth@JC” project has provided career and life planning services for 16,000 students and 6,500 out-of-school youths, exceeding our initial targets. We are happy to see that with this project, non-engaged youths can now identify their interests and develop clear individual roadmaps. The project has indeed transformed their lives.
Jacky Poon Chun Kiu (Biotechnology) Student Leader of Organising Committee of Project M.A.I.L.
To me, “Project M.A.I.L.” means growth. After joining the project and providing voluntary teaching in Jiangxi province, I have gained much confidence and understand what a servant leader is. It also allowed me to meet with and learn from members who have different cultural backgrounds. While we turned love and care into actions to help the primary students there, we witnessed their growth as well. I am eager to participate in the project again as an alumnus in the future.
Elizabeth Liu Jianzhi (Mathematics and Statistics) Participant of the UC Berkeley BMoE Bootcamp
I was so excited when I learned that I could join the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and even go to UC Berkeley to meet with industry experts and investors from Silicon Valley. I used to think that entrepreneurs must study at business schools. Now I know entrepreneurship is in fact all about risk management, embracing diversity, cooperation and building trust. The Bootcamp gives me the momentum to realise my dream – starting my own business!
Ni Ta (Music) 1st Violinist, HKBU Symphony Orchestra for HKBU Annual Gala Concert
Thanks to the donor’s support for the Gala Concert, we can invite renowned artists to perform with the HKBU Symphony Orchestra. For a music student like me, The Concert provides an excellent opportunity to work with the finest musical talent in the world. I truly treasure this invaluable out-of-classroom learning experience.
Nishien Lien Valdejueza Nosce (English Language and Literature) Awardee of the Tsim Sha Tsui District Kai Fong Welfare Association Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority
The scholarship has helped me in many ways that I have never thought of or expected. With this financial support, I can concentrate on my study and participate in many extracurricular activities and academic exchange with no worries. Studying at HKBU not only enhances my personal development, but also gives me lots of opportunities to meet with people from around the world. Thanks to the donor’s generous contribution, I have become more independent and self-confident.
Xelia Chung (Humanities) Recipient of the First-Generation University Student Fund 2017/18
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the generous donors whose contributions have given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons. With this financial support, I can expand my participation in outside-of-classroom activities such as service-learning programmes and Mainland internships, which have significantly enhanced my personal development and learning experience. Thanks to this fund, my world has become bigger and bigger.