Newsletter No. 22

CUHK Newsletter 中 — 大 — 通 I 訊 Vol. 2-9 No. 22 September 1991 University News The Universi ty to Honour Four Dist inguished Persons Next Month Four distinguished persons will be awarded honorary degrees at the 42nd Congregation to be held on Thursday, 24th October 1991 in the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall: Dr. Edwin H. C. Tao and Dr. Li Kwok-ting will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa; Prof. Zhou Guangzhao, the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa; and Dr. Chiang Chen, the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa. Dr. Edwin H. C. Tao Executive Engineer Dr. Tao is a distinguished engineer and a prominent figure in the tertiary education sector. He is former president of the Hong Kong Engineering Society, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and many other engineering associations. He is currently chairman of the Electrical Industry Training Board of the Vocational Training Council and director of the Federation of Engineering Institutions in South East Asia and the Pacific, and is an active figure in the building services engineering industry. Dr. Tao has made important contributions to tertiary education in Hong Kong, particularly to the promotion of engineering programmes in The Chinese University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic. He has played a key role in the development of this university by serving as a member of the University Council since 1977 and member of the University's Campus Planning and Building Committee. He was also chairman of the New Asia College Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1991. Dr. Li Kwok-ting Economist Dr. L i Kwok-ting is known for his significant contributions towards the economic prosperity of Taiwan. An economic policy-maker and planner, Dr. L i has held key positions in the Taiwanese government. He has served as a member of the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan from 1976 and as senior adviser to the President since 1988. His distinguished achievements and contributions have won him many honours and awards, including honorary degrees from the University of Maryland and Boston University in the USA, the Sung Kyun Kwan University in South Korea, and the National Central University and National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan. In 1975 Dr. L i was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the New York Chinese Institution of Engineers. In 1987 he was made Distinguished Honorary Citizen of the State of Arizona, USA. Last year a lectureship named after Dr. L i was set up at Harvard University. 1