The Endowed Professorships Scheme
Each gift comes with a story and a dream...

An “Endowed Professorship” is one of the most significant awards
bestowed upon eminent academics within the University
in support of  their academic and research activities.

A total of 119 Endowed Professorships have been established at HKU since 2005.


Naming

The Professorship may be perpetually named in honour of a donor,
corporation or other honouree(s) as recommended by the donor.


Appointment of Professorship

An Advisory Committee ensures appointments to the Endowed Professorships shall be made in accordance with established University procedures.


Donor Acknowledgement

An Inauguration Ceremony will be held in honour of the donors and the Endowed Professors. A separate Dedication Ceremony can be organised at the donor’s wish.

As a token of appreciation, the Endowed Professorships commemorative chair, crafted in the style of the Ming Dynasty, will be presented to the donor. Each commemorative chair is unique and personalised with a customised plaque engraved with the name of the Endowed Professorship.

Holder of an Endowed Professorship will carry his/her full title on all occasions, in all academic publications, news and international engagements. Stationery will carry the full title. The donor will be kept abreast of the academic achievements of the Endowed Professor, who will have close personal contact with the donor.


Ten faculties, with a comprehensive spectrum of research excellence,
are in need of your support. These faculties are:

Architecture Arts
Business and Economics Dentistry
Education Engineering
Law Medicine
Science Social Sciences


Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee ensures the appointments to
the Endowed Professorships are made in accordance with
established University procedures.
The Advisory Committee to the Vice-Chancellor on Endowed Professorships:

Dr Raymond K F Ch'ien (Chairman)
Dr York Liao
Professor Felice Lieh-Mak