Newsletter No. 270

5,204 Degrees Conferred at 62nd Congregation Breakdown of Degrees Conferred in 2004-05 Honorary Doctorates 6 Doctor of Medicine 8 Doctor of Philosophy 175 Doctor of Education 3 Master of Philosophy 372 Master of Arts 477 Master of Divinity 3 Master of Fine Arts 1 Master of Music 2 Master of Accountancy 4 Master of Business 300 Administration Master of Professional 71 Accountancy Master of Education 152 Master of Clinical Pharmacy 27 Master of Family Medicine 19 Master of Nursing 20 Master of Occupational 2 Medicine Master of Public Health 16 Master of Science 758 Master of Architecture 43 Master of Social Science 95 Master of Social Work 8 2,562 Bachelor's Degrees Arts 409 Business Administration 472 Education 70 Engineering 360 Medical Sciences 1 Medicine and Surgery 152 Nursing 103 Pharmacy 29 Chinese Medicine 18 Science 527 Social Science 501 2,642 Total 5,204 T he Chinese University of Hong Kong held its 62nd Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees on 8th December. Dr. Donald Tsang, Chancellor of the University, presided at the ceremony. The Chinese University conferred honorary doctorates on six distinguished persons, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to academic and cultural advancement, socio-economic progress, the promotion of the well-being of people, peaceful and steady development of the community, and the development of the University. They are Dr. Cheng Hoi-chuen, Vincent, distinguished banker and chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.; Prof. King Yeo-chi, Ambrose, renowned sociologist and former vice-chancellor of the University; Prof. Li Yihyuan, famous anthropologist, an academician of Academia Sinica in Taiwan and chairman of the Chiang Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange; Dr. Lien Chan, a statesman of eminence and honorary chairman of the Kuomintang; Dr. Richard J. Roberts, eminent molecular biologist and Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine in 1993; and Dr. Wang Daohan, a most respected senior statesman and president of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait. Prof. Ambrose King, Dr. Lien Chan and Dr. Wang Daohan were conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. Dr. Richard J. Roberts received the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa. Dr. Vincent Cheng and Prof. Li Yihyuan were each awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa. Their citations were written and delivered by Prof. David Parker, Prof. Serena Jin and Prof. Samuel Cheung. Prof. Ambrose King addressed the graduates. Prof. Li Yihyuan and Dr. Wang Daohan were not able to attend the ceremony due to personal reasons. In the afternoon, the four constituent colleges held graduation ceremonies for their students. The master's degree graduation ceremony was held in three sessions on 9th December. (From left) Dr. Richard J. Roberts, Dr. Lien Chan, Prof. Ambrose King, and Dr. Vincent Cheng E-NEWSLETTER ABSTRACT Volume 2 No. 22 Cheng Yu Tung Foundation Donates HK$30 Million to the University The University has received a magnanimous donation of HK$30 million from the Cheng Yu Tung Foundation. The donation will be used to support academic and research development, and to promote academic exchange. Dr. Edgar Cheng (left), CUHK Council chairman, and Dr. Cheng Yu Tung CUHK Students Bag Top Award in National Technological Competition Students of the Chinese University captured the Hong Kong and Macau Cup in the 9th Challenge Cup held at Fudan University, Shanghai, from 19th to 23rd November 2005. The challenge cup, which pools innovative talent from all over China, is considered the premier biannual national competition of extra-curricular technological projects of university students. The University also won the top award in the previous competition held in 2003 in Guangzhou. For details, please visit http://www.cuhk. 1 No. 270 19th December 2005