University Announcement: Chinese New Year Greetings from Council Chairman <br>校董會主席農曆新年賀辭<br> - The Convocation of City University of Hong Kong

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University Announcement: Chinese New Year Greetings from Council Chairman
校董會主席農曆新年賀辭
2017-02-01

Chinese New Year Greetings from Council Chairman


Dear Council and Court members, colleagues, students, alumni,

Happy Chinese New Year!

As the saying goes, “At the beginning of the year, everything will make a fresh start”. The recent achievements of the University showcasing the strength and ability of our staff, students and alumni added extra joy to us in this festive occasion. I am glad that the University continues to achieve impressive results in various aspects and made a further leap to be placed at 55th world-wide and at 7th in Asia, according to the 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings; the commendable quality of our graduates led CityU to become one of the four local universities ranked among the top 150 for the third consecutive year in the Global University Employability Ranking 2016 published by Times Higher Education; and the outstanding performances of our faculty, students and graduates have earned them prestigious awards in manifold fields, particularly in sports, arts as well as research.

More than that, CityU has been making good progress in nurturing and developing the talents of students and creating applicable knowledge in order to support social and economic advancement. A number of successful problem-driven, interdisciplinary research projects were developed on campus last year which hold great promise in various aspects such as aerospace industry, medical application and environmental protection, all sharing the same objective to make a difference to society by improving the quality of life for all. The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme commencing in the academic year of 2017/18 also reflects the pioneering spirit that runs through the University and paves a great way for the University to strengthening its ties with the local community by directly serving its needs.

As the University’s periodic updates reported, follow-ups on the Sports Hall Incident are almost completed and most of the facilities are re-opened, and a proposal for re-construction of a new building on the site based on the external consultant studies has been shared with the University community. All the above tell us the readiness of CityU to further excel in both academic research and professional education. The University could not achieve that much without the efforts and support of all of you. My sincere thanks go to every member of the University. With your continued support and concerted efforts, I am confident that the University will continue to reach new heights of excellence under the leadership of Professor Way Kuo and his management team.


Wishing you all a wonderful Year of the Rooster blessed with health, joy and fulfillment.

Herman Hu
Chairman of the Council
City University of Hong Kong
1 February 2017

校董會主席農曆新年賀辭
 

各位校董會及顧問委員會成員、同事、同學及校友:

新春愉快!

中國有句老話:「一元復始,萬象更新。」,香港城市大學近日續創佳績,充分展現了大學同仁的卓越能力,適逢新春佳節,可謂錦上添花。對於城大在各方面繼續獲取驕人成就,本人深感欣慰。根據2016年QS世界大學排名,城大再下一城攀升至全球第55位,及亞洲第7位。在英國《泰晤士報高等教育》所發表的全球大學就業能力排名,城大連續三年成為本地晉身首150名的四所大學之一。有此成績,城大畢業生的優秀質素實在應記一功。師生的傑出表現,亦使他們在不同領域,特別是體育、藝術及研究方面,贏得重大殊榮。

除此以外,城大在培育和拓展學生才能、創造實用知識,以推動社會和經濟進步上,亦邁進一大步。去年,本校成功開展了多個問題導向的跨學科研究項目,在航天工業、醫學應用及環境保護等方面,皆有巨大發展潛力。這些項目秉承同一理念,希望透過提升人類的生活質素,構建更美好的社會。將於2017/18年度開辦的獸醫學學士課程,亦反映城大一貫的開拓精神,並藉此加強大學與社區的聯繫,照顧社會需求。

一如大學的定期報告所述,運動中心事件的跟進工作已接近尾聲,大部分設施已重新開放;而根據校外顧問專家的研究建議,於原址重建一座新大樓的構思亦已跟大學社群分享。上述種種皆說明,城大不論在學術研究或專業教育上,均蓄勢待發,精益求精。若非大學同仁上下一心,眾志成城,城大絕不會擁有今天的成就。我謹在此向諸位致以衷心謝意。我深信,有各同仁的不懈努力及鼎力支持、以及在郭位教授及其管理團隊的領導下,城大必將百尺竿頭,更進一步!

恭祝各位雞年順景,身體健康,事事如意!

香港城市大學
校董會主席
胡曉明
2017年2月1日

 




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