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Newsletter No. 406 > Campus News > Giving > Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation Supports Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium

Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation Supports Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium

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Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation has donated HK$8 million in support of research, education and social service programmes of the Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium. These include the collection and preservation of protected native flora; research on authentication of economic and medicinal plants; setting up a website, visitor centre and an online database; organize educational activities and volunteer programmes to promote botanical research and transfer knowledge to the community. The Shiu-Ying Hu Herbarium houses a collection of about 38,000 plant specimens, mostly collected and archived by the late Prof. Hu Shiu-ying, honorary professor of Chinese Medicine and honorary senior research fellow of the School of Life Sciences. The University named the herbarium after Professor Hu to commemorate her lifelong devotion and contributions to botanical research.

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