Bulletin No. 1, 2014

24   Chinese University Bulletin No. 1, 2014 In recognition of his tremendous contributions to education and scientific research, the University conferred upon Professor Hamilton the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa . Prof. Yang Fujia is a distinguished nuclear physicist. He is the President of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. In 1965, Professor Yang returned to China from Denmark where he pursued postgraduate studies on nuclear physics. Under his persistent effort and leadership, China’s first accelerator-based atomic and nuclear physics laboratory was built. He was the first Chinese to be appointed as the Chancellor of the University of Nottingham in the UK. In 2004, he spearheaded the establishment of China’s first Sino-foreign collaborative university, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, which is a partner university between the city of Ningbo and the University of Nottingham. Professor Yang helped create a new model within China’s education system with the intent of bringing Chinese higher education to the world stage. The University conferred upon Professor Yang the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa , for his distinguished achievements in physics research and contributions to education in China and the world. The 74th and 75th Congregations T he 74th and 75th Congregations for the Con f e rmen t o f Deg re e s we re he l d on 21 November and 6 December 2013, respectively. Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng , Chairman of the Council, presided over the congregations and conferred 9,445 honorary, higher and first degrees. CUHK conferred honorary doctorates on four distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions in their respective areas of achievement to culture, education, scientific research, and social advancement. Prof. Andrew D. Hamilton is a renowned synthetic organic chemist and currently Vice- Chancellor and Professor of Organic Chemistry of the University of Oxford. He received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 2009. Under his leadership, the University has developed a comprehensive strategic plan, received some remarkable philanthropic donations, made progress in diversifying the student population, and set in train a massive programme of digitizing the university’s operation and information systems.