The University celebrated its Seventh Inauguration of Endowed Professorships on April 19, 2013. At the ceremony, seven new Endowed Professors and one successive appointment were presented. Since 2005, a total of 72 Endowed Professorships (including 3 Distinguished Visiting Professorships) have been established.
Endowed Professorships are created to provide perpetual support to areas of academic excellence. It is also a privileged honour bestowed upon the University’s distinguished academics. With a close partnership between academe and generous philanthropists, Endowed Professorships represent a promise to scale new levels of commitment to society and to humankind.
Each Endowed Professorship is established with a generous donation of HK$10 million or more which is matched by the University with an equal amount. The interest generated from the $20 million endowment is used to support the respective area of academic excellence.