The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Hong Kong and China Portal
The University of Kent has launched a five-year fundraising project aimed at generating £2 million to support new scholarship, student exchange and research initiatives involving Hong Kong and China. The Hong Kong and China Portal brings together a range of University programmes and initiatives, provides a focus for links between European and Chinese researchers, and offers students life-changing study and work abroad opportunities.
The fundraising project, which is actively supported by Kent's Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Julia M Goodfellow, aims to raise funds to be used in three specific areas:
- To provide scholarships and hardship fund for Hong Kong and mainland Chinese students coming to Kent.
- To support funding for exchange students on short-term or one year exchanges between Kent and universities in Hong Kong and mainland China.
- To support staff and research interaction between Kent and universities in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Fundraising Advisory Board
The University has established a Board of alumni and friends, chaired by alumnus Dr William Lo, to help us to meet our ambitious target, and to provide support and advice to the University regarding its activities in Hong Kong and China.
This Board sits alongside our HK Alumni Association Executive Committee and we are deeply grateful to them all for their support.
Dr William Lo (Chair), Biochemistry 80-83
Dr Lo is Vice Chairman of South China Media Group and the Founder and Chairman of Strategenes Ltd. He serves on a number of public-sector and private-sector committees and is an Adjunct Professor of The School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Faculty of Business at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 1996, Dr. Lo was selected as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow" by World Economic Forum and in 1999, he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (JP) of Hong Kong by the Government
Sir David Akers Jones, Humanities 66-67
Richard Burton, Mathematics (Statistics) 80-83
Mr Sammy Lo (parent of a current Kent student)
Mrs Vivian Wong (parent of a current Kent student)