University Announcement: CityU’s founding father Dr Chung Sze-yuen passed away aged 101 大學創辦人鍾士元博士辭世,享年101歲 - The Convocation of City University of Hong Kong

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University Announcement: CityU’s founding father Dr Chung Sze-yuen passed away aged 101 大學創辦人鍾士元博士辭世,享年101歲 2018-11-15

 

CityU's founding father Dr Chung Sze-yuen passed away aged 101

 

Dear colleagues, students and alumni,

 

The whole community of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was very saddened to hear that Dr the Honourable Chung Sze-yuen passed away yesterday at the grand old age of 101.

 

Dr Chung had a long association with CityU, and was involved in the founding of City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (CPHK). He was a former Council Chairman and his thoughtful reflections on university governance stand at the foundations of our history as a higher education institution.

 

"Sir S Y", as he was known, was born in 1917 in Hong Kong. He worked as an engineer for many years before becoming actively involved in public service in the 1960s. He played a key role during Hong Kong's transition back to China in 1997.

 

Dr Chung was a member of the Executive Council, and he was appointed to chair the planning committee for CPHK in the early 1980s and was a leading figure in its establishment in 1984, which became City University of Hong Kong in 1994.

 

For his dedication to CityU, he was named Honorary Founding Fellow in 1986 and awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration in 1989.

 

The University would like to offer our most profound condolences to Dr Chung’s family and loved ones.

 

 

Way Kuo 
President and University Distinguished Professor

15 Novbember 2018

 

 

大學創辦人鍾士元博士辭世,享年101歲

 

各位同事、同學和校友:

 

鍾士元博士昨天以101歲的高齡辭世,城大全體深感哀悼。

 

鍾博士與大學關係悠久,並創辦香港城市理工學院,擔任校董會主席,對建立大學之初,管治所作的周詳考慮將永留城大建校的歷史上。

 

人稱「大Sir」的鍾博士1917年於香港出生。曾任工程師多年,上世紀60年代開始積極參與公職服務。在香港1997年回歸中起重要作用。

 

鍾博士曾為行政會議成員,並於八十年代初獲委任為「香港城市理工學院」籌備委員會主席,為學院於1984年正式成立扮演重要角色。學院於1994年取得大學地位,改稱香港城市大學。

 

鍾博士於1986年及1989年分別獲頒授創校榮譽院士及榮譽工商管理學博士學位,以表彰他對大學的貢獻。

 

城市大學謹向鍾博士親朋及摰友表示衷心慰問。

 

 

郭 位 
校長暨大學傑出教授

2018年11月15日






 

 
 

 

 




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