President Roland Chin (back row, fifth from right) is joined by Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents and faculty members at the media gathering


錢大康校長(後排右五)率領副校長、協理副校長和教授與傳媒會面,暢談大學的最新發展

A student of the Academy of Visual Arts draws a portrait of President Roland Chin


視覺藝術院學生即席為錢大康校長作人像素描

Date: 14 Feb 2017 (Tuesday)

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HKBU shares with journalists on latest development at Spring Media Reception

浸大新春傳媒聚會 與傳媒分享最新發展

The University held a spring media reception last Friday (10 February) at which President Roland Chin, Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents shared with the media on the University’s latest development projects. These include the establishment of the First-Generation University Student Fund, the Elite Athletes Admission Scheme, the HKBU Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students (EMSS) and a “2+2” double degrees undergraduate programme to be offered jointly with an overseas university.

Speaking at the reception, President Roland Chin and Dr Albert Chau, Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), said that according to a US study, first-generation university students from financially less well-off family backgrounds might have an unfavourable development path as they could not afford extra-curricular activities and other learning experiences. In this regard, HKBU will establish the First-Generation University Student Fund in the 2017-18 academic year to provide financial assistance to those students whose parents have not received post-secondary or university education. Each eligible student will be offered a scholarship of HK$15,000 for participating in overseas exchange and learning programmes as well as consultations on the learning arrangements. It is expected that about 300 students will benefit from this initiative annually.

The University also launched the EMSS, the first of its kind among local universities, to encourage and support outstanding local ethnic minority students to pursue studies in undergraduate programmes. Eligible students will be awarded scholarships to cover full tuition fees and will be provided with an additional allowance of HK$10,000 to enable them to participate in overseas exchange programmes. They will also act as cultural ambassadors to promote a diversified culture both on campus and in the community.

Professor Franklin Luk, Vice-President (Academic), said that HKBU will be launching a “2+2” double degrees programme with a university in Canada. It is expected that students will be able to study courses at the two universities and awarded degrees from both institutions upon four years of study.

Regarding campus development, Mr Andy Lee, Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary, explained that the University is planning to build a new hostel and academic building complex at the northern portion of the former Lee Wai Lee campus, providing 1,700 hostel places and 6,900 square metres of academic/sports facilities. It is hoped that the application for funding could be approved by the Legislative Council in the next fiscal year. A study of the phased in situ redevelopment of the Ho Sin Hang campus is also under way.

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浸大上周五(2月10日)舉行新春傳媒聚會,校長錢大康教授與一眾副校長和協理副校長與傳媒分享大學的最新發展,包括將新推出的「第一代大學生獎學金」、「精英運動員入學計劃」、「南亞及東南亞少數族裔傑出入學獎學金」,以及與外國大學合辦「2+2」雙學位學士課程。

校長錢大康教授和副校長(教與學)周偉立博士表示,根據美國一項研究顯示,在較貧困家庭下培育的第一代大學生,未必有足夠經濟能力讓他們參與課外活動,家庭亦未能給予他們學習等方面的指導,對學生往後的發展或會構成障礙。因此,浸大將於新學年推出「第一代大學生獎學金」,資助基層家庭首代入讀大學的學生。合資格的學生將可獲提供15,000港元的資助,供他們作交流或短期學習等,並為他們提供學習計劃諮詢安排,預計每年有約300名學生受惠。

大學亦設立本港大學首個「南亞及東南亞少數族裔傑出入學獎學金」,以鼓勵傑出的少數族裔學生在港升讀大學。合資格的學生將可獲相等於全年學費的獎學金,並獲10,000港元的資助參與海外交流計劃,以及有機會擔任文化推廣大使,在校園及社會推動多元文化。

另一方面,副校長(學術)陸大章教授表示,浸大正與加拿大一間大學合辦雙學位學士課程,希望同學能在兩地修讀不同學科,完成「2+2」共四年課程後,可獲兩所大學各自頒發的畢業證書。

至於校園發展規劃,行政副校長暨秘書長李兆銓先生指出,大學正積極籌劃在李惠利校舍北面用地興建學生宿舍和教學綜合大樓,預計提供1,700個宿位和6,900平方米教學/運動設施空間,希望在下年度通過立法會的撥款申請。此外,大學亦正進行分階段原址重建善衡校園的研究。

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