Calendar 2003–04

81 part of student life in the college, are organized by the college student union and a host of student clubs and societies. In 2002–3, New Asia College had a student population of 2,370, of whom 1,067 were male and 1,303 were female. Approximately 50 per cent of the student population received scholarships, bursaries or other forms of financial assistance. United College The mission of the college, as stated in the college motto, is ‘enlightening virtues, renewing man’. United College sets out to serve the people of Hong Kong and of the world through integrative education, pastoral care, as well as moral and spiritual enhancement of the young. United College was founded in 1956 with the amalgamation of five post- secondary colleges: Canton Overseas College, Kwang Hsia College, Wah Kiu College, Wen Hua College, and Ping Jing College of Accountancy. The five colleges decided to pool their resources to provide quality higher education for local students. The United College of Hong Kong was subsequently incorporated under an ordinance of the government in 1957 with a board of trustees as its governing body. In 1962, the membership of the board of trustees was broadened to include representation from the local community, and Dr. the Hon. Kenneth Ping-fan Fung was elected chairman of the board. In July 1962, the board appointed Mr. T.C. Cheng, then Chief Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs in the government, as president of the college. Dr. Cheng assumed office in January 1963. In October 1963, United College became a constituent college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In March 1971, foundation stones were laid for the five new buildings of the college on the University campus in Sha Tin. In December, the college moved from Bonham Road on Hong Kong Island to its present site on the University campus.