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The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust pledged scholarship support

The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust, an ardent supporter of PolyU and ITC, has pledged their support for a newly proposed programme at ITC - the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Digital Fashion.

The proposed BSc (Hons) in Digital Fashion is designed to fit the developmental needs of the fashion industry in the digital era. This 2-year full-time progamme is characterized by the 3is: iFashion, iMedia and iConnect, and integrated into two capstone projects. The aim is to provide students with advanced digital skills for fashion creation (iFashion) and media communication (iMedia) as well as enable them to merge fashion and textile processes with emerging technologies for product and business innovation (iConnect). The capstone projects also enable students to apply their learned skills to solve real business problems in the fashion industry. Students with an Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in fashion, business, media communication, engineering or information technology related fields of study are encouraged to enroll in this new programme. Moreover, students with outstanding academic performance will be awarded the Vincent & Lily Woo Entrance Scholarship sponsored by The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust.

About The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust

Mr Vincent V.C. Woo (1910 – 1981), a successful entrepreneur and highly respected philanthropist, was the founder of Central Textiles (HK) Limited. He served twice as Chairman of the Hong Kong Cotton Spinners Association. The Woo family founded The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust. Over the years, the Trust has made generous donations to PolyU and ITC for the development of the local fashion and textile industries and education. In the period of 2009/10 and 2011/12, nine undergraduate students and four research students have been awarded sponsorships to support their overseas exchange experience and research postgraduate studies respectively. In 2009, PolyU named a conference room as “Mr and Mrs Vincent V.C Woo Conference Room” as an appreciation of generous donation. In 2014, the “Vincent and Lily Woo Endowed Professorship in Textiles Technology” was established, with Prof. Xiao-ming Tao, Chair Professor of Textile Technology of ITC as the Endowed Professor.