Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 2 Nov 1967

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 F O U R • N O V E M B E R 1 9 6 7 • N U M B E R T W O CO N TEN TS Page T h e S ixth Congregation ...................................1 D r. the H on. C .Y . Kw a n reappointed Chairm an o f U n iv e rs ity C oun cil ............ ....3 N ew P ro -V ice -C h an ce llo r ...................................3 In s titu te o f Chinese Studies established ... 3 S taff Profiles .......................................................... ....4 Com ings and Goings ............................................4 College N e w s .......................................................... ....5 T H E S IX T H C O NG R EG A T IO N A t the S ix th Congregation, held in the C ity H a ll on 17th October, 1967, the U n iv e rsity 's fo u rth G radua- tio n Class was presented to the Chancellor, H is E x - cellency the G overnor, S ir D a v id T re n ch , fo r the conferm ent o f degrees and award o f diplomas. T h ir - teen were awarded master's degrees ; and 474, bache- lo r's degrees, o f whom 8 graduated magna cum l a u de and 69 graduated cum laude. 22 received diplomas. T h e V ice -C hance llo r addressed the Congregation in M an da rin . In the evening a G raduation D in n e r was held in Oceania Restaurant. M r. T .C . Cheng, the P ro- V ice-C hancellor, urged the graduates to be prepared to start w ith ju n io r posts. M iss K w o k S hiu-kw a i (U n ite d College) and M r. M a k S ai-yiu (C hung C h i) spoke on behalf o f the graduates, in Chinese and E ng lish respectively, and M iss Jun i W a i-ch u Y uen (N ew Asia) was m istress o f ceremony fo r the occasion. E N G L IS H V E R S IO N O F T H E V IC E -C H A N C E L L O R 'S SPEECH Y o u r Excellency, Ladies and Gentlemen, W e are assembled here today to confer Bachelors' degrees fo r the fo u rth tim e since the founda tion o f T h e Chinese U n iv e rs ity in 1963 on th is very same day. In the sho rt span o f fo u r years, the num ber o f gradu- ates has increased from 180 to 496. T h e y are begin- n ing to play a pa rt in various walks o f life , and it is the U n iv e rs ity 's hope th a t th e ir role w ill become in - creasingly beneficial to o u r comm u nity. T h is year, we are p a rtic u la rly happy to have w ith us th irtee n graduates who have ju s t received from H is Excellency the C hancellor the degree o f M aster o f A rts, w h ich was conferred fo r the firs t tim e by this U n iv e rsity . T h e y have completed the required courses o f studies and th e ir dissertations in the field o f Chinese L in g u is tic s and L ite ra tu re , Chinese H is to ry, and P h ilo - sophy, and have been exam ined by th e ir own supervisers as w e ll as exam iners in v ite d from universities abroad. T h u s th is young u n ive rsity has taken another step forw a rd. T o a ll ou r graduates, I extend m y hearty congratula- tions and best wishes fo r a life o f m eaningful service to H ong K o n g and the in te rna tiona l c om m u n ity at large. Y ou are indeed the lu cky few who have had the privilege o f receiving a un ive rsity education in th is comm u n ity. T h a t privile ge is am ply attested by the fact tha t there are 4,000 un ive rsity students in any one year against a p rim a ry school population o f 650,000. M y attention has been drawn sharply to the edu- cational needs o f the com m u n ity since the establish- m ent o f the Chinese U n iv e rs ity fo u r years ago. E d u - cation used to be th o u g h t o f as tra in in g people to meet certain social needs fo r manpower. But now people th in k otherw ise and demand education as an in d iv id u a l