The Building was officially opened on November 9, 1995 by Dr Chow Yei Ching (HonLLD 1997), a well-known businessman and a philanthropist. Dr Chow was generous to tertiary institutions as he believed in the power of education. Dr Chow is a Founding Honorary Patron of HKU Foundation for Educational Development and Research. He affirmed that he gave unstintingly and with alacrity because he had complete confidence in the University’s judgement and integrity.
The 13-storey Chow Yei Ching Building is located at the west end of the Main Campus. It is used mainly by the Engineering Faculty and houses the Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science and Information Systems.