Actually from last week, I travelled with some of our marine scientists to Qingdao to discuss setting up a new joint CAS-HKU lab in marine biology. Hoping to have this concluded by the end of the year.
A uniquely HKU event occurs annually when the Hong Kong Jockey Club make their box at Sha Tin race track over to the university. We invite our many friends, donors and alumni to spend the afternoon with us.
My first visit to Shanghai was with colleagues from the Department of Chemistry to sign a collaboration agreement with China’s premier drug discovery institute. An excellent opportunity to bring our combined strengths together for the benefit of the region.
Every semester I host a special lunch for high GPA students. It is a great occasion for staff and students to talk and listen to concerns and interests. It is also a highly international affair, as you might expect at HKU. This was my sixth such lunch and or the first time a student came… Read more
Always a good occasion celebrating some of our top scholars. This year the faculty had two – The Norman and Cecilia Yip Professorship in Bioinorganic Chemistry and the Patrick S C Poon Professorship in Statistics and Actuarial Science.
My copy of the book created for the tenth anniversary of the education centre at Lung Fu Shan arrived today. My afterword is a very small part of the whole. As chair of the management committee I enjoy my interactions with this oasis of calm in the forest behind the University.