Lee Shau Kee Foundation gifts HK$100 million to HKBU

05 June 2019
 (From left to right) Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Former Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU;
Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Roland T Chin,
President and Vice-Chancellor; Dr Lee Shau-kee, Founder of Henderson Land Group and
Lee Shau Kee Foundation; Dr Peter Lee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group;
and Mr Martin Lee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group.


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is privileged to receive a HK$100 million donation from Dr The Honourable Lee Shau-kee, GBM, through Lee Shau Kee Foundation to support the University’s strategic development, particularly the development of the research cluster of creative media and practice.

A donation agreement was signed between Dr Lee, Founder of Henderson Land Group and Lee Shau Kee Foundation, and Professor Roland T Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, at a ceremony on 5 June witnessed by attending guests. 

Professor Chin expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Dr Lee for his generosity and foresight to support the University’s Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 to deliver the best student experience, produce world class research and sustain academic excellence through investments in people, governance and facilities. 

“Dr Lee’s donation is a huge encouragement to the HKBU community. It will help bring the University’s strategic plan to fruition and take our creative cluster in film, graphics, literary arts, music, visual arts and media arts to a new height, fostering Hong Kong’s development as Asia’s creative hub,” said Professor Chin.

In the Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028, a ten-year plan was set out to make HKBU a research-led liberal arts University of global significance, and produce world-class research in three clusters. They are Creative Media and Practice, Health and Drug Discovery, and Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in X (where X denotes applications such as Data-journalism and Data-healthcare). Creative media and practice research is a socioeconomic engine for growth, and underpins the development of creative industries.

Dr Lee’s generosity has enabled HKBU’s research and education in arts and culture to thrive. His philanthropic acts have also supported HKBU’s infrastructural development which tremendously benefitted the University’s education and research development. Since 1983, Dr Lee has made donations to support various endeavours of the University, including donations to the Building Fund, the HKBU Development Fund, construction of the David C Lam Building, the development of Hong Kong’s first Academy of Visual Arts and the establishment of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies.

Dr Lee is closely associated with HKBU. In 2011, he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by the University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the University and society at large. 

 (From left to right, front row) Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine
Development) of HKBU; Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Former Chairman of the Council and the
Court of HKBU; Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU;
Professor Roland T Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Dr Lee Shau-kee,
Founder of Henderson Land Group and Lee Shau Kee Foundation; Dr Peter Lee, Chairman of
Henderson Land Group; Mr Martin Lee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group; Mrs Cathy Lee;
(From left to right, back row) Mr Yeung Chee-kong, Associate Vice-President (Engagement)
of HKBU; Mrs Lily Chan, Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation of HKBU; Ms Margaret Lee,
Senior General Manager of Portfolio Leasing Department, Henderson Land; Mrs Fung Lee Woon-king,
Executive Director of Henderson Land; Mr Ho Ting-sik, Friend of Dr Lee Shau-kee; Dr Colin Lam,
Vice-Chairman of Henderson Land Group; Mr Augustine Wong, Executive Director of Henderson Land;
Ms Bonnie Ngan, General Manager of Corporate Communications Department, Henderson Land.