PolyU Foundation holds appreciation receptions for its members
17 Jun 2021
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation (PolyU Foundation) held two appreciation receptions on 27 May and 10 June 2021 respectively to express gratitude to its new and elevated members in the categories of Honorary Life Chairman, Honorary Life President and Honorary Life Vice President. The tremendous contributions from members enable the University to forge ahead with its commitment to pursuing education and research excellence.
Dr Katherine Ngan, Chairman of the PolyU Foundation, expressed her heartfelt thanks to the members for their long-standing support, particularly during the pandemic. She also introduced the newly launched Endowed Young Scholars Scheme and encouraged members’ support for the Scheme. The Scheme, supporting and nurturing distinguished young scholars at Associate Professor and Assistant Professor levels, is a partnership for excellence between the donor and the University aiming to drive innovations that bring positive and long-term changes to the world.
Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President, then updated members on PolyU’s latest developments in education and research. He expressed delight in sharing encouraging results from the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020, in which PolyU received high ratings in various research areas. He also shared with members the news that one of the main themes of the 85th anniversary celebrations will be “Alumni Homecoming” and encouraged them to actively participate in the celebratory activities.
As a token of gratitude, a Certificate of Appreciation and a specially designed souvenir were presented to members by Prof. Teng and Dr Ngan.