An “Endowed Chair” is among the highest honours that can be bestowed upon prominent academics at HKBU in recognition of their accomplishments and in support of their scholarly endeavours. Established thanks to the backing of philanthropic benefactors, the Endowed Chairs Scheme aims to recruit and retain the world’s top scholars, thereby strengthening our research capacity, extending the frontiers of knowledge and nurturing upcoming talents and leaders for society. The Scheme also provides remarkable opportunities for visionary donors to partner with the University in advancing ground-breaking research and academic excellence in their chosen disciplines for the betterment of humankind. Thus, it is a resounding acclamation of the merits of the appointed faculty and also serves as an enduring tribute to the generous supporters whose role is instrumental in the establishment of such positions.
Since its launch in 2006, the Endowed Chairs Scheme has been enthusiastically received and is invaluable in enriching the resources available to the University. The Scheme is an immense source of encouragement in our endeavours to scale new heights of success while faithfully following our distinctive trajectory towards becoming a leading liberal arts University in Asia for the world.