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Fiona Cheung provides a generous donation to PolyU to establish Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science

15 Jun 2022

Research & Innovation Office of Institutional Advancement

(From left to right) Chairman of the PolyU Foundation Dr Sunny Chai, Chairman of Forest Zone Limited Ms Fiona Cheung, Fiona Cheung Professor in Spatial Science Prof. Wu Bo, President of PolyU Prof. Jin-Guang Teng

(From left to right) PolyU Head of Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics Prof. Wu Chen, PolyU Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment Prof. Li Xiangdong, Executive Vice President of PolyU Dr Miranda Lou, Chairman of the PolyU Foundation Dr Sunny Chai, Chairman of Forest Zone Limited Ms Fiona Cheung, Fiona Cheung Professor in Spatial Science Prof. Wu Bo, President of PolyU Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU Prof. Wing-tak Wong

Ms Fiona Cheung (left), Chairman of Forest Zone Limited; Prof. Wu Bo (right), Fiona Cheung Professor in Spatial Science

Ms Fiona Cheung (second from left) recently visited PolyU’s Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory, accompanied by President Prof. Jin-Guang Teng (second from right), Executive Vice President Dr Miranda Lou (far right) and Prof. Wu Bo (far left)

Prof. Wu Bo (left) introduced PolyU’s research in planetary remote sensing to Ms Fiona Cheung (right)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is honoured to be the only Hong Kong tertiary institution involved in China’s space exploration projects, contributing to the development of the Nation’s space programme. Ms Fiona CHEUNG, Chairman of Forest Zone Limited, who has been a keen supporter of PolyU, has provided a generous donation to establish the Fiona Cheung Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science, in order to support PolyU’s continuous contributions to China’s space exploration projects. Prof. WU Bo, Associate Head of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, has been appointed as the Endowed Professor.

To express its sincere gratitude for Ms Cheung’s generous support, PolyU held an appreciation lunch yesterday (14 June), hosted by PolyU’s President Prof. Jin-Guang TENG. Prof. Teng extended his heartfelt appreciation to Ms Cheung for her staunch support to the University. With this professorship, PolyU will further strengthen its research endeavours to make greater contributions to the advancement of space technology and science.

Prof. Wu developed innovative 3D topographic mapping and intelligent geomorphological analysis techniques which contributed to landing site mapping and selection for China’s Chang’e-3, Chang’e-4, and Chang’e-5 lunar missions, as well as the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. Expressing his gratitude for Ms Cheung’s support, Prof. Wu stated that this professorship is a great encouragement to the staff and students of the Faculty, driving them to strive for excellence in education and research.

Ms Cheung, a member of the Governing Committee of the PolyU Foundation and a University Fellow, has been providing invaluable advice to support the fundraising and outreach efforts of the University. Ms Cheung believes the Endowed Professorship can encourage young scholars to follow the footsteps of Prof. Wu, devoting their careers to research and innovation.

With the support of donors, the Endowed Professorship Scheme recognises the achievements of world-renowned researchers in their specialised disciplines and enables the Endowed Professors to explore and advance cutting-edge research projects for the betterment of mankind. We hope that like-minded philanthropists will witness the powerful impact of the Endowed Professorship Scheme in the appointment of the aforesaid professorship. Please browse the Scheme website for more information. 


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