Graduates possess the colours to paint a beautiful picture of life
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In total, there were 99 doctorates, plus one engineering doctorate; 72 master of philosophy degrees; 1,340 master’s degrees; 228 postgraduate diplomas/certificates; 3,093 bachelor’s degrees; and 463 associate degrees.
Using the two murals on campus to illustrate the spirit of our university, Professor H K Chang, University President, in addressing the Congregation, also made mention of Albert Einstein and the introduction of a modern education system in
The murals at the entrance of CityU’s
A broad-based curriculum offered by CityU is needed to produce ideal graduates who are equipped with a range of disciplines and skills, including computer literacy and language proficiency.
Indeed, providing students with a broad educational background is like equipping them with different colors for the painting of life. Professor Chang told the graduates: “In front of each of you is a clean canvas. CityU has prepared you with the colors. Use them creatively. I am sure you can paint a beautiful and brilliant picture out of your life.”
At the second session of the Congregation presided by Dr Norman Leung, Pro-Chancellor, on 8 November, CityU conferred honorary doctoral degrees on Mr Ronald Arculli, Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club; Mrs Rita Fan, President of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR; Professor Henry T Yang, Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Mr Zhang Yimou, a distinguished film director and producer.
Dr Ronald Arculli has a vision to build a caring and prosperous society, in which people are guaranteed a decent living and self respect. Through participation in
Dr Rita Fan began her political career as a Legislative Councillor in 1983. As the President of Hong Kong’s highest law-making authority, she understands her role in upholding the principle of free deliberation while, at the same time, maintaining order and due procedure to be essential to the long-term stability of our political system. She was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Social Science.
In recognition of Professor Henry T Yang’s outstanding contributions to the field of engineering as well as his excellent achievements in educational leadership, he was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Engineering. He said it was a great honour to receive an honorary degree from CityU. In his acceptance speech, he noted that CityU had been ranked recently in the top 200 universities in the world by The Times Higher Education Supplement in
From Red Sorghum (1987) to House of Flying Daggers (2004), Dr Zhang Yimou has continued to win prizes and attract controversial reactions, yet he remains the most famous Chinese director. Although he is grateful for the prizes and his popularity, what he appreciates most is an audience that loves his movies and understands him through these movies. He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
Graduate representatives share their CityU experiences on behalf of their fellow graduates at different sessions of the Congregation. One of the graduates, Ms Chong Chor-man of the