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Grand Opening of Yasumoto International Academic Park

From left: Dr. and Mrs. Alex K. Yasumoto; Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng and Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung
The Yasumoto International Academic Park

The Yasumoto International Academic Park, a new significant landmark of CUHK, celebrated its grand opening on 26 February. Officiating guests included Dr. and Mrs. Alex K. Yasumoto; Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng, Chairman of the Council, CUHK; and Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor, CUHK. Dr. Yasumoto, a Japanese entrepreneur and philanthropist, made a magnificent donation of HK$100 million to CUHK in 2005 to support international academic exchange activities of the University. The University decided to establish the Yasumoto International Academic Park, as a token of appreciation to Dr. Yasumoto.

Located at the Station Road of lower campus and adjacent to the University MTR station, the 14-storey high Academic Park comprises an environmentally friendly academic building and a cultural plaza, housing lecture theatres, classrooms, a bookstore, a cafe and offices. The cultural plaza provides ample space for cultural exchanges, performances and exhibitions and also serves as a cradle for students of all races to bond and share their aspirations. A central sculptural pedestrian circulation route comprising stairs and escalators is provided in the Park to link the cultural plaza, the Sports Centre and the hostel cluster nearby. The design assures pedestrian friendliness and makes walking an easy and attractive option for commuting students and staff.

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