The tradition of town-and-gown collaboration is highlighted in the PolyU Inauguration of Endowed Professorships and Endowed Young Scholars
1 Sep 2022
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 yesterday (31 August) 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, PolyU Council Chairman, 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.
|Hong Kong Sustaintech Foundation Endowed Professorship in Accounting and Finance
|Michael Anson Endowed Professorship in Civil Engineering
|C. S. Poon
|Able Endowed Professorship in Construction Health and Safety
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Data Science
|Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Endowed Professorship in Neuropsychology
|Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management
|Sir Sze-yuen Chung Endowed Professorship in Precision Engineering
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Smart Building
|Fiona Cheung Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science
|Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Endowed Professorship in Urban Informatics
|Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Endowed Professorship in Rehabilitation Sciences (Converted from Endowed Fellowship)
|Successive Endowed Professorships and Named Professorships
|Clarea Au Endowed Professorship in Energy
|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
|Cally Kwong Mei Wan Endowed Professorship in Psychosocial Health
|Yim, Mak, Kwok & Chung Endowed Professorship in Smart Structures
|Ko Jan Ming Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Urban Development
|Swire Professorship in Design
|Cheng Yick-chi Chair in Manufacturing Engineering
|Endowed Young Scholars
|Tsui Tack Kong Endowed Young Scholar in Civil Engineering
|Thetos Foundation Endowed Young Scholar in Social Services
|Limin Endowed Young Scholar in Aerospace Navigation
|Limin Endowed Young Scholar in Medical Laboratory Science
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