Press Releases


5 December, 2002

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Held its 58th Congregation for the Installation of New Vice-Chancellor and the Conferment of Degrees


@@The Chinese University of Hong Kong held its 58th Congregation for the Installation of New Vice-Chancellor and the Conferment of Degrees on Thursday, 5 December 2002.

@@Professor Ambrose Y C King was appointed by the Council of the University as the fifth Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong with effect from 11 September 2002. The four honorary graduands are Professor JI Xianlin, eminent scholar in oriental studies and world-acclaimed expert in Eastern literature and languages; Professor Ferid MURAD, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1998 and Chairman of Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, University of Texas-Houston Medical School; Dr LEE Lai-shan, Gold Medallist in Women's Mistral in the Olympic Games 1996 and in the Asian Games 2002; and Dr LUI Che-woo, distinguished entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Chairman of K Wah Group, K Wah International Holdings Ltd., K Wah Construction Materials Ltd., K Wah Properties (Holdings) Ltd., and Stanford Hotels International.

@@Professor JI was conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa. Professor MURAD received the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa. Dr LEE and Dr LUI was each awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa.

@@A total of 5,287 students completed their studies this year, including 770 postgraduate diploma students. A total of 4,517 degrees were conferred at the Congregation. These include 6 Doctor of Medicine degrees, 134 Doctor of Philosophy degrees and 1 Doctor of Education degree. 1,546 postgraduate students received their Master's degree including the first batch of 69 graduates from the MBA Programme in Finance at Tsinghua University. 2,830 were awarded Bachelor's degree which included 400 Bachelor of Arts, 531 Bachelor of Business Administration (including the first batch of 48 BBA graduates from the Hotel and Tourist Management Programme), 100 Bachelor of Education, 399 Bachelor of Engineering, 5 Bachelor of Medical Sciences, 169 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, 114 Bachelor of Nursing, 27 Bachelor of Pharmacy, 553 Bachelor of Science (including the first batch of 14 BSc graduates from the Risk Management Science Programme) and 532 Bachelor of Social Science.