Runme Shaw Building and Run Run Shaw Building are collectively known as the Shaws Buildings. Separated by the Rayson Huang Theatre, they stand at the top of Sun Yat-sen Steps. Completed in 1983, the buildings were named in 1985 to acknowledge the generosity of the two Shaw brothers, the late Sir Runme Shaw and Sir Run Run Shaw (HonLLD 1980). They contributed widely to education in Hong Kong.
On 14 October 1985, Sir Run Run Shaw, the then Hong Kong Governor Sir Edward Youde, and the then Vice-Chancellor Dr Rayson Huang officiated at the opening ceremony of the Runme Shaw Building and Run Run Shaw Building.
“The fine buildings which are opened today are the result of years of planning and hard work on the part of the University’s teaching, administrative and professional staff, many of whom are here today … The international standing of the University and the achievements of your graduates bear testimony to the dedication and professionalism of your staff; it is essential that this standard is constantly improved in anticipation of the challenges Hong Kong is going to face.” -Sir Run Run Shaw