Local councilors, police tour CityU facilities
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The visitors included Mr Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah, Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Mr Benjamin Mok Kwan-yu, District Officer of Sham Shui Po District Office, Mr Mike Ng Man-yu, Assistant District Officer of Sham Shui Po District Office, and Mr Michael Chiu Kai-ting, Sham Shui Po District Commander of the Hong Kong Police Force.They were welcomed by Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak, Chairman of the Community Relations Committee of CityU Council, and members of the University’s senior management team, including Professor Way Kuo, President, Professor Roderick Wong Sue-cheun, Vice-President (Development and External Relations), Mr Gabriel Chan Sai-man, Chief Administration Officer, and Professor Julia Tao Lai Po-wah, Chief-of-Staff.
“The visit provides a great opportunity for exchange and to let the public know the latest developments of the University,” said Mr Kwok. “I hope there will be more exchange and cooperation opportunities between the District Council and CityU.”Dr Lee said CityU was an internationally renowned university, and a growing part of the local community. CityU has recently built a number of new buildings and facilities, giving the campus a new look and the community a new landmark, Dr Lee said.
“By maintaining close contacts, CityU can better understand the needs of the local community and also fulfill its responsibility to serve it,” said Professor Kuo. “CityU has nurtured more than 100,000 graduates to serve the community since it was founded 27 years ago.”
Having prepared for a few years, Professor Kuo said, CityU will switch to 4-year degree structure in a few months’ time, and continue to excel in its student caring, teaching, learning, research and expansion of facilities.
Senior management introduced the visitors to CityU’s development, research projects, and teaching and learning. The visitors also toured the Plasma Laboratory, the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, and the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, saying that they had been impressed by the University’s environment for teaching, learning and research.
CityU has made social responsibility a cornerstone of its development, communicating with organisations and local residents on the long-term progress of the University to ensure that future growth promotes knowledge transfer as a core means of contributing to technological and social advances in the community.