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      The Endowed Professorship will enable me to conduct further research on service leadership. I would also like to promote the spirit of social entrepreneurship or social innovation in students, particularly via Service-Learning projects and leadership programmes.

Prof Daniel Shek
Li & Fung Professor in Service Leadership Education

   Professor Daniel T. L. Shek, BBS, SBS, JP

        With Service Leadership Education, I truly believe that we can build a service economy with integrity, equality and a human face, which is vital to Hong Kong as a global, open and thriving city. I am honoured that the Fung Foundation has the opportunity of working closely with PolyU in this important education area 

Dr Victor and Dr William Fung_v3
Chairman and Deputy Chairman
The Fung Group

Dr Victor K. Fung, GBM, GBS and Dr William K. Fung, SBS, OBE, JP


Victor and William Fung Foundation


The Victor and William Fung Foundation was established in 2006 by Dr Victor Fung Kwok-king and Dr William Fung Kwok-lun, respectively Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Fung Group, commemorating the centenary of the Group which includes the listed subsidiary, "Li & Fung Limited", a major player in global supply chain services. Apart from nurturing leadership development through scholarships, fellowships and educational programmes in partnership with universities, the Foundation also fosters thought leadership through research and innovation with think tanks and educational institutions.

The Foundation has been supporting the Service Leadership Initiative (SLI) in the past five years, involving the eight UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong. As a cooperative effort with the Hong Kong Institute of Service Leadership & Management, the Initiative promotes a new model of Service Leadership and learning in the post-industrial Service Economy, preparing students to be effective leaders in their careers and community lives in the ever-changing economic and social landscape.

Looking ahead, for Hong Kong to sharpen its edge in this highly­competitive and quickly-changing world, it must maintain leadership in the Service Economy. With this in mind, an education which nurtures our youth to excel in and commit to Service Leadership is particularly indispensable. It will stand them in good stead when the time comes for them to assume the mantle of leaders in the Service Economy.

Under the auspices of SLI, the eight UGC-funded universities have published academic papers on related topics and developed an undergraduate curriculum on Service Leadership. Two international conferences on Service Leadership have also been held successfully in Hong Kong. Through the establishment of this Professorship, the Foundation wishes to continue advancing research and development in Service Leadership Education.



Professor Daniel T. L. Shek, BBS, SBS, JP


Professor Daniel T. L. Shek is Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) and Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences.

Among his other academic appointments and affiliations, Professor Shek is Advisory Professor of East China Normal University, Honorary Professor of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Adjunct Professor of University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. During his previous appointment at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he was recognised by two teaching awards. In 2016, he was also honoured with the Bronze Award (Ethical Leadership) and the Bronze Award (Social Enterprise) in the global OS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Reimagine Education Awards.

Professor Shek, additionally, holds editorships at various reputable journals, having been, inter alia, Chief Editor of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research in Quality of Life, Associate Editor of Frontier in Child Health and Human Development, Editorial Advisor of British Journal of Social Work, and Series Editor of Quality of Life in Asia published by Springer. He was formerly Consulting Editor of Journal of Clinical Psychology, and Associate Editor of Encyclopedia of Family Studies published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is also an editorial board member of many international journals, including Social Indicators Research, Journal of Child and Family Studies, International Journal of Behavioural Development, International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, and Journal of Adolescent Health. A prolific researcher, Professor Shek has to date published 163 books, close to 400 book chapters and more than 600 articles in refereed journals worldwide.

Appointed by the HKSAR Government as the Family Council's first­ever non-official Chairman in 2013, Professor Shek has been granted another two years in the top position in 2017.

The Endowed Professorship will enable Professor Shek to conduct further research on Service Leadership such as development of an online course in that subject. He will also be in a better position to promote the spirit of social entrepreneurship and social innovation in students, particularly via Service-Learning projects and leadership programmes.


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