The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) established the Endowed Professorship Scheme in 2012 to honour distinguished scholars for their outstanding academic and research achievements. With extra resources from the Scheme, Endowed Professors will be able to step up their excellent work in research and education.
In 2021, to further support promising early-career academics to excel, PolyU introduced the Endowed Young Scholars Scheme. Outstanding academics in the capacity of an Associate Professor or Assistant Professor can be nominated for the position of Endowed Young Scholar.
Through the Schemes, philanthropists partner with PolyU to advance research and scholarly activities of a discipline of their choice for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world.
To express PolyU’s appreciation to the donors and to honour the appointment of the outstanding Endowed Professors and Endowed Young Scholars, The Fourth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships cum The First Inauguration of Endowed Young Scholars was held on Wednesday 31 August 2022, at the Jockey Club Auditorium on the PolyU campus, inaugurating ten new Endowed Professorships, one Endowed Professorship converted from an Endowed Fellowship, six successive Endowed Professorships, two successive Named Professorships and four new Endowed Young Scholar positions.
Dr Lam Tai-fai, GBS, JP, Chairman of the University Council, hopes that by partnering with visionary philanthropists, the University can empower its outstanding researchers to pursue game-changing ideas and drive ground-breaking inventions that advance the frontiers of knowledge and technology, thereby bringing positive change to the world. Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all benefactors. He encouraged the appointed Endowed Professors and Endowed Young Scholars to take advantage of the greater resources to further advance knowledge and develop innovations that will benefit our society.
To date, PolyU has established a total of 37 Endowed Professorships, two Named Professorships and six Endowed Young Scholar positions. We hope that other like-minded philanthropists will witness the powerful impact of the Schemes at this event. Please browse the Scheme website for more information.
The Endowed Professorships, Named Professorships and Endowed Young Scholars conferred in the ceremony are:
|Hong Kong Sustaintech Foundation Endowed Professorship in Accounting and Finance||Lu Haitian|
|Michael Anson Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering||C. S. Poon|
|Able Endowed Professorship in Construction Health and Safety||Albert Chan|
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Data Science||Cao Jiannong|
|Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Endowed Professorship in Neuropsychology||David Shum|
|Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management||Amy Fu|
|Sir Sze-yuen Chung Endowed Professorship in Precision Engineering||Yung Kai-leung|
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Smart Building||Wang Shengwei|
|Fiona Cheung Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science||Wu Bo|
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Urban Informatics||John Shi|
| Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Endowed Professorship in Rehabilitation Sciences
(Converted from Endowed Fellowship)
|Successive Endowed Professorships and Named Professorships||Appointees|
|Clarea Au Endowed Professorship in Energy||Raymond Wong|
|Yeung Kin Man Endowed Professorship in Information Technology Innovation and Management||Lim Kai H.|
|Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Endowed Professorship in Product Design Engineering||Lee Kun-pyo|
|Cally Kwong Mei Wan Endowed Professorship in Psychosocial Health||Hector Tsang|
|Yim, Mak, Kwok & Chung Endowed Professorship in Smart Structures||Ni Yiqing|
|Ko Jan Ming Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Urban Development||Li Xiangdong|
|Swire Professorship in Design||Lee Kun-pyo|
|Cheng Yick-chi Chair in Manufacturing Engineering||H.C. Man|
|Endowed Young Scholars||Appointees|
|Tsui Tack Kong Endowed Young Scholar in Civil Engineering||Zhou Chao|
|Thetos Foundation Endowed Young Scholar in Social Services||Ada Fung|
|Limin Endowed Young Scholar in Aerospace Navigation||Hsu Li-ta|
|Limin Endowed Young Scholar in Medical Laboratory Science||Gilman Siu|