Since its establishment, the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation has been able to receive generous donations from enthusiastic individuals and organisations to set up various development funds and realise a number of new initiatives that are innovative and have profound impact on the community. Major initiatives include:
Institute of Creativity
In 2011, the University received a generous donation of HK$100 million from Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited to establish the “Institute of Creativity – Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Development Fund” in support of the development, research projects and academic exchange activities of the Institute. Led by Nobel Prize winners and renowned scholars in different academic disciplines, students and faculty members of the University can interact and exchange ideas with world-class scholars, thereby promoting the research culture on campus.Related Website
Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre
In 2018, the School of Chinese Medicine of HKBU established the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” with a generous donation of over HK$90 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The Centre aims at “preventing diseases from occurring, worsening and relapsing” by providing comprehensive Chinese medicine healthcare services to enhance public health.
HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology
In 2013, the University inaugurated the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, the first institution of its kind in Hong Kong. The Academy will pursue innovative research to enhance academic excellence in Chinese studies and to develop a Chinese-style ideology which combines traditional Chinese values with relevance for modern times. The University received numerous donations from individuals and organisations including Dr. Elizabeth Law, MH and Amway (China) Company Limited in support of the development of the Academy.Related Website
Research and Development of Innovative Combination Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In 2015, the University received a generous donation from Mr. Francis Law in support of the project entitled “Research and Development of Innovative Combination Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine” conducted by the Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases under the School of Chinese Medicine. The research focuses on new drug discovery for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and bone tumor.Related Website
Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Humanitas Institute
In 2011, the University received a generous donation of HK$30 million from Dr. Simon Suen, BBS, JP, and Mrs. Mary Suen to establish the "Development Fund for the Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Humanitas Institute" in support of the Institute's operation, research and exchange activities. The Institute is committed to setting up a platform for academic collaboration in the areas of Chinese classical learning and Sinology by inviting world-renowned scholars to deliver public lectures and attend international academic conferences. Scholarly books and journals will also be published to promote the research development of Sinology.Related Website
Strategic Plan for Intellectual Asset Protection of Traditional Chinese Medicine
In 2011, the University received a generous donation of HK$30 million from Pecan Foundation Limited in support of the School of Chinese Medicine’s research project entitled “Strategic Plan for Intellectual Asset Protection of Traditional Chinese Medicine”. The project supports advanced research into the application of Chinese medicine in treating inflammation, cancer and viral diseases as well as the technologies for processing Chinese medicines. There will be collaborations with top-quality research institutes and higher education institutions in Chinese medicine on the Mainland.