Dr. Clement C.J. Chen, GBS, JP Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU

HKBU is now going full speed ahead with implementing its Strategic Plan 2018-2028. We are deeply appreciative of the many University supporters who fully agree with our vision and have made timely and significant contributions. I refer in particular to Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation Limited, Shiu Pong Enterprises Limited and the Hung family, Lee Shau Kee Foundation Limited, Mr. Lo Siu Tong and the Lo family, Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Limited, and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. With such solid backing and encouragement, we shall do our utmost to enrich our students’ learning experience and produce impactful research that responds to society’s needs.

Professor Martin D.F. Wong Provost and Chair Professor of Computer Science, HKBU

Committed to conducting world-class research that extends the frontiers of knowledge and benefits the worldwide community, HKBU has achieved significant scientific breakthroughs and ground-breaking discoveries. In particular these accomplishments have been in creative media, health and drug discovery, data analytics and artificial intelligence. These successes would not have been possible without the devoted backing of our donors. In addition to supporting our scholars in their quest for research excellence through the HKBU Endowed Professorships Scheme, our donors have been instrumental in driving our cutting-edge research. Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the University has established two new labs: (1) JC STEM Lab of ChemProbes with its focus on the development of rare earth-based molecular probes which can potentially be utilised in various diagnostic and optical imaging, and (2) JC STEM Lab of Neuronal Circuit Dynamics with its focus on transdisciplinary research in neuronal circuit dynamics with advanced neuroimaging data analysis and cutting-edge computational technologies. We are more than grateful to our donors for partnering with us in building a better world for the benefit of humankind. 

Professor Lyu Aiping Vice-President (Research and Development), Dean of Graduate School and Acting Dean of Chinese Medicine

Osteosarcoma is a common primary malignant bone tumour afflicting children and adolescents. Thanks to Mr. Law Sau Fai’s generous support, our team has succeeded in developing an innovative targeted delivery system for treating the disease. In the experiments using a mouse model, the malignancy is effectively inhibited. We will proceed to apply this finding to tumour treatment.

Dr. Albert Chau Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) of HKBU

In response to the severe impact of the coronavirus outbreak and a bleak economic outlook, HKBU launched Project SEED to strengthen students’ generic abilities and to subsidise needy students to pursue various learning activities. The aim is to enhance their personal competencies and employability. To assist graduates' job search, the newly created online interactive platform BUHub links up job vacancies of 11 employment websites and opens up more than 30,000 job vacancies and 2,000 internship opportunities.  Moreover, the University has invited veterans of various fields to hold a series of SEED talks to share their insights, thereby facilitating students’ personal and career development. 

Professor Jiming Liu Associate Vice-President (Research Development), HKBU

In the past six decades, the Faculty of Science has made tremendous achievements in academic development, ranging from value-added education programmes to advanced science and technology breakthroughs. With the generous support from our donors, the Faculty is proud to continue enriching students learning experiences, enabling students to embark on their eye- and mind-opening experiential learning and to fulfil their whole person education journeys. At the same time, the Faculty is motivated to pursue cutting-edge research innovations that positively impact society and the world. With the redevelopment of the Ho Sin Hang Campus in the near future, the Faculty will be ready for transition into a new era of growth and development to face tomorrow's challenges as well as opportunities.

Professor Johnny M. Poon Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research) and Founding Dean of Creative Arts, HKBU

Music and sports are crucial to whole person development of young people. Hence we are proud to be the leading music partner in the six-year JC Project MuSE, a music and sports education programme for underprivileged children. Through this Project, we hope to bring transformative changes to 1,800 underprivileged children from 15 primary schools by enhancing their social, emotional and cognitive development. It is also an important initiative in transforming the future of education in sports and music, enabling HKBU to conduct research to gain a better understanding of the impact of sports and music on individuals’ well-being, particularly for underprivileged students. We believe this will create a valuable research opportunity for both our students and scholars.