The Global Student Hub on PolyU campus has recently been renamed the “Wong Man and Tang Kit Wah Global Student Hub”. A naming ceremony was held on 11 October in appreciation of barrister, accountant and engineer Mr King Wong’s generous support to the University’s education and research development.


Mr King Wong, who has been a part-time lecturer at PolyU since 2015, and was appointed an Adjunct Professor in 2023, stated that naming the Global Student Hub after his late parents not only commemorated their contributions to society and the family, but also allowed him and his family to support the advancement of Hong Kong higher education.


PolyU Council Chairman Dr Lam Tai-fai, President Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, Foundation Chairman Dr Sunny Chai, the University senior management and members of the Wong’s family officiated at the plaque unveiling ceremony. Friends of the late Mr Wong Man and Ms Tang Kit-wah also attended the ceremony to witness this important moment.


At the ceremony, Prof. Jin-Guang Teng thanked Mr Wong for his generosity and longstanding support of PolyU. He said Mr Wong’s support has provided PolyU with extra resources for cultivating outstanding talents, so that the University can make valuable contributions to society.


Mr King Wong recalled he and his five siblings grew up under the influence of their parents, and believed a loving and inclusive environment with good teachers and friends is beneficial for the all-round development of youngsters. He was very pleased to see that PolyU attaches great importance to whole-person education and being the first university in Hong Kong to include service learning as a compulsory subject in the undergraduate curriculum.


Covering an area of more than 420 square meters and accommodating over 200 people, the Global Student Hub has been a popular hangout for the PolyU community and venue for various cultural and social activities led by students or the University since it became operational at the end of 2020.