Bulletin No. 2, 2019

41 News in Brief Incubating Global Leaders with Waseda University CUHK and Waseda University established a framework to collaborate in dual degree programmes. The first programme to be launched in the academic year 2019–20 will pair the BSSc in Global Studies Programme at CUHK and the BA in Social Science—Transnational and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Innovation at Waseda. Participating students will spend the first two years at their home institution and the last two years at the partner university. Upon satisfying graduation requirements, students will be awarded a Bachelor of Social Science degree from CUHK and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Waseda. Another dual degree programme with Waseda’s BA in International Liberal Studies Programme is now being planned. Maecenas’s Gift CUHK received a HK$100 million donation from Lo Kwee Seong Foundation to construct an Art Museum extension for fostering creation, curation and teaching of art. The extension would be named Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong–Lo Kwee Seong Pavilion in perpetuity. Targeted to be completed in 2023, it would mark a milestone of the Art Museum succeeding its golden anniversary in 2021. CUHK Welcomes Back One of its Own The Distinguished Alumni-in- Residence Programme 2019 welcomed alumnus Norman Chan Tak-lam (1976/Chung Chi/ Sociology) back to his alma mater after his retirement from the position of Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. During his stay between 3 and 5 October 2019, Mr. Chan talked with engineering and business students about the innovation and challenges brought by FinTech to the financial sector and the crux for a successful career respectively. He also gave a keynote speech titled ‘Crossroads in Life’ sharing how he tackled the crises and challenges along the way. A ctivities and E vents