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.

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 Lyu Aiping Vice-President (Research and Development), Dean of Graduate School and Director of the Law Sau Fai Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone & Joint Diseases

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.

Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, MH Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), HKBU

HKBU has been providing professional Chinese medicine services to the community and actively promoting Chinese medicine education, research and healthcare services in Hong Kong. The three-year “BOC-HKBU Chinese Medicine Community Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Scheme” provides treatment and rehabilitation for 400 post-stroke patients and offers preventive medicines to 1,200 elderly people at high risk of stroke. Apart from reducing public healthcare expenses, improving the quality of life of stroke patients, and increasing the success rate of rehabilitation initiatives, the Scheme can serve as a good example for constructing a community medical service management model based on collaboration between the Chinese medicine sector and the community.

Professor Jiming Liu Associate Vice-President (Research Development) and Dean of Science

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 Daniel W.L. Lai Dean of Social Sciences and Chair Professor in Social Work, HKBU

The Faculty of Social Sciences is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Anniversary in 2021. Over the years, the Faculty has evolved vigorously to reach its current strength, emphasising both teaching and research and nurturing more than 30,000 graduates. While embracing multiple disciplines, it has established a wide array of research and service centres that focus on studying interaction between people and society and serving the community with impactful research. Against the backdrop of globalisation, the Faculty will continue to sharpen its edge and promote interdisciplinary research, thereby popularising social sciences and making the disciplines connect with our daily life.