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 Guo Yike Vice-President (Research and Development) of HKBU

Reinforcing its existing research strengths in science and humanities, HKBU has established six interdisciplinary research laboratories. They are the Augmented Creativity Laboratory, the Computational Medicine Laboratory, the System Health Laboratory, the Smart Society Laboratory, the Data Economy Laboratory, and the Ethical and Theoretical AI Laboratory. These laboratories will help us break through disciplinary boundaries and foster close engagement between the sciences, arts and social sciences, thereby enabling our researchers to make new discoveries.

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 Bian Zhaoxiang, MH Associate Vice-President cum Director and Chair Professor of Clinical Division of School of Chinese Medicine of HKBU

Under the leadership of HKBU, the project entitled the “Strategic Plan for Intellectual Asset Protection of Traditional Chinese Medicine” consolidates the research strengths of top-tier Chinese medicine research institutes in Hong Kong and Mainland China in order to conduct advanced research into the application of Chinese medicine in treating inflammation, cancer and viral diseases as well as the technologies for processing Chinese medicines.  Thanks to the support of Pecan Foundation Limited, the project has made impressive progress with an increasing number of patent applications filed, which in turn has fostered the development of modernised Chinese medicines and related products.  The project preserves the quintessence of traditional Chinese medicine, and at the same time promotes the modernisation and internationalisation of the industry. 

Professor Huang Yu Associate Vice-President and Dean of Communication of HKBU

The School of Communication strives to nurture all-round communication professionals for the betterment of the community not just in Hong Kong, but also in Mainland China and the world at large.  With the generous support of Lam Woo Foundation Limited, the School has successfully established the Senior Reporters-in-Residence Scheme.  Under the Scheme, veteran journalists from Hong Kong and around the world such as winners of the Pulitzer Prize or members of the HKBU-Society of Publishers In Asia are brought together on the HKBU Campus annually to share their views and inspire our students and academics with their insightful wisdom.  The Scheme has enriched the contents and perspectives of journalism education in Hong Kong, thereby fostering the sustainable development of the profession. 

Professor Edward J. Snape Dean of Business and Chair Professor in Management, HKBU

For 65 years, students at the School of Business have gained not only academic knowledge but also life-changing experiences through a wide array of out-of-classroom activities. The benefaction of our supporters has helped the School provide our students with scholarships and exchange programmes to explore the world. Students even have the opportunity to practise what they have learned by investing with real money. Most importantly, our students have gone on to give back to society through their professional and voluntary activities. I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to those who have devoted their invaluable time, talent and resources to help us make this happen.