PolyU honours Olympian and Chang’e 5 chief designer at its 28th Congregation
Eight outstanding alumni honoured for their significant achievements and contributions to alma mater and society
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held its 28th Congregation from 29 October to 18 November 2022. Presided over by PolyU Council Chairman Dr Lam Tai-fai and President Professor Jin-Guang Teng, Honorary Doctorates were conferred upon two prominent figures, namely Mr Cheung Ka-long, Gold medallist in the Men’s Foil Individual event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Professor Yang Mengfei, Researcher at the China Academy of Space Technology. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees were also awarded to 363 graduates.
The ceremony on 29 October was held at the Jockey Club Auditorium and Professor Zhong Nanshan, Professor of Medicine at the Guangzhou Medical University, gave an inspirational speech to the awardees. Prof. Zhong encouraged graduates to harness their expertise to help promote the Nation’s technological development in key areas and to contribute to the scientific advancement of the world through their research and development efforts.
Addressing the Congregation, Prof. Teng stated that Hong Kong is entering an exciting new chapter of development as it transforms into an international innovation and technology hub, playing an essential part in the Nation’s technological development. PolyU graduates should not only seize this opportunity to make impactful contributions, but also help to address global challenges.
The University conferred academic awards on a total of 10,189 students this year, including on 363 Doctor of Philosophy degree graduates, 105 professional doctoral degree graduates, 51 Master of Philosophy degree graduates, 4,962 taught master’s degree graduates, 4,310 bachelor's degree graduates, 56 postgraduate diploma recipients and 340 sub-degree award recipients.
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