New episodes of “CU50 • The People” Online – Samuel Sun and Emily Chan featured

Two new episodes of “CU50 • The People” have been launched, featuring Samuel Sun and Emily Chan.

In addition to reforming crops, ‘Father of Plant Gene Cloning’ Samuel Sun is also extending his influence on the lives of others through his work in college. Emily Chan dedicated years of her life to humanitarian relief and her goal is to make sure the right to life for everyone is respected. To watch the two new episodes, please click on the images below.

“CU50 • The People” video series features generations of CUHK people who have shaped the University into what it has become today; the trailblazers, those who have served the community determinedly, those who have lived up to the humanistic spirit of CUHK, and those whose characteristics signify the anniversary theme “Embrace our Culture; Empower our Future”.

The full series also includes the founding Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, Dr. Li Choh-ming, Xiao Si, Charles Kao and Edward Ng. To watch the videos, please click on the link next to the title.

Prof. Helene Fung explains to prepare for an enjoyable and productive old age

Prof. Helene Fung from the Department of Psychology will speak at the eighth 50th Anniversary Fair Public Lecture. The topic will be “How to prepare yourself for an enjoyable and productive old age?”. Details are as follows:

Date: October 5 (Sat)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Central Library


For decades, the general public and professionals have discussed old age in terms of the many age-related losses and declines. But recent research has revealed that, with some preparation, the majority of older adults can enjoy a personally meaningful and productive old age. In this lecture, Prof. Fung will review preparations that an individual should make, and strategies that an individual can use, to make the best out of old age.

For more information and online registration, please click on the link next to the title.

“CU50 • Care” Join the flag day of The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong on October 19!

“CU50 • Care” invites you to join the flag day of The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong on October 19. All students, staff and alumni of CUHK, as well as their friends and family are welcome.

The Association founded in 1936 and has been serving the children and young people in need for over 70 years. It provides a wide range of services including pre-school education, support to school and family education, career counseling and organize numerous children hostels and youth centres in Hong Kong.

The “CU50 • Care” programme, launched by CUHK, encourages all members of the University to 50 hours of community service commitments within the jubilee year.

Date: October 19 (Sat)
Time: 9:00am-12:00nn
Location: Shatin

For online registration, please click on the link next to the title.

Dr. Robin Cheung on leadership models of Hong Kong school principals

In the seventh in a series of public lecture put together by the Faculty of Education to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CUHK, Dr. Robin Cheung will lecture on “A discussion on the leadership of Hong Kong’s school principals in today’s educational environment”. Organized by the Department of Educational Administration and Policy, the details are as follows:

Date: October 5 (Sat)
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Venue: Lecture Theatre B6, Ho Tim Building, CUHK


In order to enhance the quality of education, local school principals have had to cope with various reform initiatives in recent years. Questions arise. What is the best leadership model to adopt in such an environment? Among the many western leadership theories, which ones can fit the environment of Hong Kong schools the best?

Drawing from his many years’ experience of participation in formulating educational reform measures and also of their implementation in the school setting, Dr. Cheung will attempt to address the questions from the following perspectives:

  1. Understanding the challenges and problems principals encounter in order to grasp the context of leadership
  2. Looking at some of the often-noticed and often-cited leadership theories in Hong Kong, including transformational leadership, instructional leadership, self-leadership and others, and their impact on principals
  3. Surveying the problems and resistance principals experience when applying those theories
  4. Exploring what kind of adaptation principals can make when applying such theories, so that their leadership can be more effective

Lastly, Dr. Cheung will discuss whether the leading job of a principal is an impossible mission under the influence of these factors.

For more information on the lecture, please click on the link next to the title.

BiG Forum : Hollywood 2.0: Innovation, Globalization - Strategies and Practices in China

The CUHK Business School Business Innovation and Globalization (BiG) Research Center has invited William Feng, Country General Manager and Chief Representative (China), Motion Picture Association (MPA) to speak at “BiG Forum : Hollywood 2.0: Innovation, Globalization - Strategies and Practices in China” at the CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute on September 28. Details are as follows:

Date: September 28 (Sat)
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Venue: Academic Report Hall, CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute Building (Live)
LT1, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK (Video)
Speaker: William Feng, Country General Manager and Chief Representative (China), Motion Picture Association (MPA)
Dialog Guests: Xue Xiao-lu, Associate Professor, Beijing Film Academy / screenplay writer / director
Dr. Jack Q. Gao Senior Vice President, News Corporation / CEO, News Corporation China Investments


China is now the world’s second-largest film market after the United States. This is particularly evidenced by a compound annual box office growth rate of 30% during the past few years and the astonishing scale of theater construction. For example, in the first half of 2013, 15 screens were added to the market each day. Putting an improved content protection regime in place with this blistering theatrical market growth has also helped to enable China’s home entertainment business to become one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative markets as well as to position it as the one with the biggest potential for growth. More and more cash has been pouring into the movie and cultural industries.

Once known only as a hotbed for pirated DVDs and for frustrated industry ambitions for legitimate film distribution, innovations in business strategy, including the effort from the MPAA, have helped to place China at the forefront of industry consciousness along with the adage: Ignore at your own peril.

What is Hollywood’s role in China’s film industry? The country’s fast-track development into a true global powerhouse prompts examination of the important considerations for a successful Hollywood 2.0 China strategy. The forum will focus on areas including film co-production and digital content distribution in China and unveiling the opportunities as well the myths as the curtain rises on the second act in the entertainment business under China’s unique market environment.

For more information, please click on the link next to the title.

Enjoy the beautiful view of the moon at CUHK campus!

If you still haven’t got plans for the Mid-Autumn Festival, you could consider coming to the CUHK campus with your friends and family. If weather permits, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the moon at some of the vantage points on campus, such as the Pavilion of Harmony at New Asia College and Lake Ad Excellentiam at Chung Chi College.

Situated at one of the highest points of the campus, opening up an unblocked view of the full moon, the Pavilion of Harmony will let you enjoy a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Tolo Harbour. In addition, surrounded by the lush foliage of various species of plants, the Lake Ad Excellentiam is an established and popular scenic view point on the campus. Given the backdrop of a traditional Chinese pavilion and bridges, the poetic environment of the Lake makes it another hotspot from which you can look up in delight at the brightness of the moon.

So why not celebrate the festival in a different way this year by staying away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoying a quiet night at the campus.

“CU50 • Care” Team joins Choi Wan Estate elderly for Mid-Autumn Festival

In collaboration with Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, “CU50 • Care” Campaign organized the “Mid-Autumn Festival Elderly Care Programme” on September 14. Over eighty students, staff and alumni, together with their families and friends, volunteered to visit the elderly living in Choi Wan Estate, Choi Hung. They brought with them traditional Chinese mooncakes to celebrate the Mid- Autumn Festival with the elderly.

“The Professor” a new play premiered exclusively to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of CUHK

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CUHK, an exclusive performance of a newly written play “The Professor” was staged on August 31. The play is a collaboration between two outstanding CUHK alumni in the field of drama; Candace Chong, four-time winner of the Best Script Award by the Hong Kong Drama Awards, and Octavian Chan Cheuk-wai, winner of the Award for Young Artist of the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. The performance was well received by an audience of over 400, including alumni and university officers. 

The play examines the vision and philosophy of university education, drawing inspiration from real-life challenges faced by CUHK as it enters its 50th anniversary.

For more photos of the event, please click on the link next to the title.

CUHK 50th Anniversary Fair - Exhibition staged at Tsuen Wan

The roving exhibition of CUHK 50th Anniversary Fair was staged at the Citywalk, Tsuen Wan on September 9 to 13.

Exhibits included historical collections of the University as well as display panels and interactive games to illustrate the history and its latest developments.

Venue sponsor: Citywalk

Launching Ceremony of the alumni photo album

A group of enthusiastic alumni worked together to publish an alumni photo album to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CUHK. A launching ceremony of the album was held at the Hong Kong City Hall on August 31. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung was invited as the officiating guest and about 150 alumni also attended the ceremony to witness the introduction of the album.

Alumni Photo Album (*available soon at the CUHK Souvenir Counter and University Bookstore at the price of HK$80)

This full color alumni photo album, consisting of 144 pages, records the school life of CUHK students over 50 years. The content of the album covers five main areas, including the development of Colleges and Faculties, bonding between students, social movements taken part in by CUHK students, group activities and learning activities of students.

For more photos of the launching ceremony, please click on the link next to the title.

CUHK 50th Anniversary Website: www.50.cuhk.edu.hk

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