HKBU secures record-breaking HK$950 million under Eighth Matching Grant Scheme

12 May 2021


HKBU has attained a magnificent result in the Eighth Matching Grant Scheme (the Scheme) launched by the HKSAR Government on 1 July 2019.  A record-breaking sum of HK$950 million, comprising HK$662 million in donations and HK$288 million in matching funds, has been successfully secured by the close of the Scheme.  In terms of the total sum, HKBU ranks fourth (please click here) among the ten participating tertiary institutions, representing an impressive growth of 62% over the amount raised under the Sixth Matching Grant Scheme. This remarkable result will certainly provide a solid bedrock of support for the University’s long-term advancement. 

Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor, expressed his deepest gratitude to Members of the HKBU Foundation, as well as staunch supporters and friends of the University for their graciousness and generosity. He said, “This year, HKBU celebrates its 65th anniversary, and there has been no gift more welcome than these additional funding resources.” The resources from the Scheme will be used to enhance the University’s capacities through, for instance, the development of the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity, the recruitment of talents from around the world, the redevelopment of the Ho Sin Hang Campus and the establishment of six interdisciplinary research laboratories. These projects are key to helping HKBU achieve our goals of academic excellence and make a meaningful impact on society and the world.

You are always most welcome to join the HKBU Foundation and also to invite your friends to join us in building for a brighter future. If you have fundraising initiatives that you wish to share with us, please feel free to contact Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation, at 3411-7878 or lilychan@hkbu.edu.hk.