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From left: Dr. Ho Tzu-leung; Dr. Ju Ming; Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng, CUHK Council Chairman; Dr. Donald Tsang, the Chancellor of the University; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor; Mr. Lee Woo-sing and Prof. Yu Yue-hong Richard
A total of 331 doctoral degrees were conferred at the Congregation
Newsletter No. 390 > Campus News > Congregation > The 70th Congregation

The 70th Congregation


CUHK held its 70th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on 15 December. The Chief Executive of HKSAR Government, Dr. the Honourable Donald Tsang, GBM, also the Chancellor of the University, presided at the Congregation. Four distinguished persons were conferred honorary doctorates in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their respective areas of achievement to academic, cultural and scientific progress, socio-economic advancement, the promotion of community welfare, and the development of the University. Dr. Ju Ming was conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa. Dr. Ho Tzu-leung, Mr. Lee Woo-sing and Prof. Yu Yue-hong Richard were awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa.

A total of 331 doctoral degrees were also conferred at the congregation. These included one Doctor of Science, five Doctor of Medicine, 314 Doctor of Philosophy, 10 Doctor of Education, and one Doctor of Music.

Dr. Ho Tzu-leung is an eminent urologist. The S.H. Ho Foundation managed by Dr. Ho has been generously supporting the academic and research development of CUHK, including the building of teaching and research facilities as well as student hostels, sponsoring scientific research. The Foundation also made possible the establishment of the S.H. Ho College to provide whole-person education for students.

Dr. Ju Ming is an internationally-renowned sculptor. His works have been exhibited and recognized throughout the art world. Embracing oriental spirits, his works combine tradition and modernity, showing his continuous pursuit of innovation. His famous sculpture, the Gate of Wisdom, installed on the CUHK campus 24 years ago, is of great significance to the University and has become a campus landmark.

Mr. Lee Woo-sing is an eminent entrepreneur, and a leader in finance and the community at large. He has rendered great support to the University by contributing to the establishment of the Shanghai Fraternity Association Research Services Centre, and the Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre. In 2007, Dr. Li Wo-hing, Mr. Lee’s brother, made a magnanimous donation to CUHK to establish the Lee Woo Sing College, in recognition of Mr. Lee’s contributions to local education and philanthropy.

Prof. Yu Yue-hong Richard is a distinguished nephrologist and philanthropist. He has long been associated with CUHK and has been a staunch supporter in the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine. He is currently Honorary Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of CUHK, and has made generous and substantial donations to the Faculty for the setting up of a number of scholarships, supporting its medical research and improving its facilities.

Citations for Honorary Doctorates

Address by Dr. Ju Ming

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