HKBU receives HK$5 million from SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD.
Mr. Liu Yude delivered a speech at the ceremony
Mr. Liu Yude and Prof. Lu Aiping signed the agreement under the witness of Ms. Du Ying, Mr. Takeda Osami, Mr. Niijima Yoshiyuki, Prof. Roland Chin and Prof. Zhao Zhongzhen (from left in the back row)
Prof. Roland Chin presented a souvenir to SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD.
Guests and representatives of HKBU posed for a group photo
The University recently received a generous donation pledge of HK$5 million from SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD. in support of the School of Chinese Medicine for the establishment of the “Hong Kong Baptist University-SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD. Pharmacognosy Laboratory” to promote research for the standardisation of Chinese materia medica. In recognition of the donor's generosity, an agreement signing and cheque presentation ceremony, officiated by Mr. Liu Yude, Chairman of the Board of SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD., Professor Roland T. Chin, BBS, JP, President and Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine, was held on 29 September 2015.
At the ceremony, Professor Lu Aiping expressed his sincere gratitude to SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD. for its staunch support for the School of Chinese Medicine over the years by offering HKBU students a base for internships with free training. He looked forward to receiving continuous guidance from the Company and further extending the cooperation between the two parties from nurturing talent to research.
In his speech, Mr. Liu Yude expected a fruitful collaboration with the School of Chinese Medicine in promoting the standardisation of Chinese materia medica and Chinese medicinal decoction pieces in the market. He hoped that the newly established pharmacognosy laboratory could contribute to the Chinese medicine industry and human health through its research activities.
Distinguished guests attending the ceremony included Mr. Niijima Yoshiyuki, General Manager, and Ms. Du Ying, General Manager Office Secretary Section Section Manager (Interpreter) of SHENZHEN TSUMURA MEDICINE CO., LTD.; Mr. Takeda Osami, Vice Head of Botanical Raw Materials Division and Head of Botanical Raw Materials Research Laboratories of TSUMURA & CO.; Ir Dr. K.K. Wong, GBS, JP, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors and Co-Chairman of the Entrepreneur Committee of the HKBU Foundation; Mr. William Leung, BBS, JP, Member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Alumni Committee of the HKBU Foundation; Mr. Bernard Wu, Honorary Member of the Court of HKBU; as well as staff, students, supporters and friends of the University.