Bulletin Vol. 3 No. 2 Sep 1966

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U M E T H R E E • S E P T E M B E R 1 9 6 6 • N U M B E R T W O C O N T E N T S Page L i n g n an Institute of Business Adm i n i s t r a t i on Formally Inaugurated ... 1 Research Projects in the University 5 Recent Development in Social Survey Research Centre 6 Visitors to the University 7 University Public Lecture 7 Comings and Goings 7 College News 8 Staff Profiles 9 L I NGNAN I NST I TUTE OF BUSINESS ADM I N I STRAT I ON FORMALLY I NAUGURATED T h e L i n g n an Institute of Business Administration of the University was formally inaugurated in a brief but solemn ceremony on September 23 in the C i ty Hall. Ab o ut 400 guests attended the ceremony. M r . Yorke Allen, Jr., President of the L i n g n an University Board of Trustees, w i th the generous donation of wh i ch the Institute was founded (see the Ma y issue of this Bulletin), had flown in f r om New Yo rk to take part in the ceremony. He was accompanied by two other L i n g n an Trustees f r om New Yo r k, D r. Chu Yau K w o ng and M r . Y . M . L i n . Another Lingnan Trustee, M r . L . D . Seymour, who is resident in H o n g Ko n g, also attended the ceremony. D r . the Honourable C . Y. Kwa n, Chairman of the University Council, opened the ceremony. He then invited the Honourable M . D . I r v i ng Gass, the Colonial Secretary, to address the assembly. I n his speech, M r . Gass said that it wou ld be difficult to t h i nk of an Institute of greater potential benefit to H o ng Ko n g, and that he was confident that the L i n g n an Institute wou ld make a vital contribution towards raising Ho ng Kong's standards of management and business administration. M r . Allen then rose to outline the reasons and the purposes for wh i ch his Board provided the initial financial support for launching the Institute. He praised the energy, vitality and industry of the Ho ng K o n g business people. But he pointed out that in the race of business, victory was won by those who most skilfully utilized all the latest techniques employed in the production, marketing and financing of goods. T h u s, the L i n g n an Trustees decided to assist T h e Chinese University to establish the Institute, wh i ch wo u ld be devoted to meeting these particular educational needs of H o ng Ko n g. M r . T . C . Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University, spoke on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor D r . C . M . L i , who was prevented by illness f r om returning f r om the Un i t ed States in time for the ceremony. M r . Cheng quoted Professor Moon i t z, founding Director of the Institute, as saying that the Institute was the first postgraduate business school in Southeast Asia. He said that students admitted into the Institute wou ld wo rk in the field as well as in the classroom so as to get used to grappling w i th real problems and to using more than one technique to solve them. T he Institute, he continued, wou ld wo rk closely w i th the Government and the local business c ommu n i ty and try to be responsive to the needs of the larger community. T h e Pro-Vice-Chancellor then read a message sent by D r . C . M . L i , wh i ch described the establishment of the Institute as one of the great milestones in the development of T h e Chinese University. Fo l l ow i ng are the texts of the speeches delivered in the ceremony: Speech by Mr, T.C. Cheng M r . Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, I n August last year, an important ceremony was held in this very place to mark the inauguration of the