Bulletin Autumn‧Winter 1992

For ty- f i f th Congregation for the Conferment of First Degrees The University held its 45th congregation at the University Mall on 10th December 1992. HE the Governor and Chancellor of the University, the Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten, officiated at the ceremony and conferred bachelor's degrees on 1,618 graduates, including 297 Bachelors of Arts, 327 Bachelors of Business Administration, 39 Bachelors of Education, 91 Bachelors of Engineering, four Bachelors of Medical Sciences, 128 Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery, 336 Bachelors of Science, and 396 Bachelors of Social Science. In an address made on the congregation, Prof. Charles Kao, the vice-chancellor, expressed his appreciation of the efforts made by the staff, students and alumni in building the University over the last 30 years. 'Each and every one of them, teacher or student, has contributed his share in shaping this university and in moulding it into an institution of international repute today. Our alumni are our ambassadors-at-large. The contributions they make throughout the world are some of the best testaments to our quality,' he said. Speaking on the recent development of the University, Prof. Kao emphasized the importance of establishing strong academic linkages with fine universities over the world: ‘The exchange of students, research personnel, and staffin various undergraduate and graduate programmes, research projects, and training arrangements enables us to calibrate our standard against that of the best centres of excellence. This is a good means to ensure the quality of our academic programmes.' He pointed out that the quality of research undertaken in the University had been improving rapidly in all disciplines, and that excellence in research would guarantee the quality of teaching and make possible greater contribution to the social and economic development of Hong Kong. 45TH CONGREGATION 12