HKBU receives largest single donation ever to build the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity
26 Nov 2020
HKBU received a HK$452 million donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the development of a new campus that will double the university’s student residential places and add a state-of-the-art creative hub. This is the largest single donation ever received by HKBU.
The Jockey Club Campus of Creativity will boast four blocks of residential colleges that form the Village CARE plus the Jockey Club Creative Hub featuring state-of-the-art facilities for music, film, television, video games and other creative disciplines.
The new campus will stand as a towering icon of creativity education and also an icon of new living-learning communities delivering the best student experience and enhancing the university’s research excellence as set out in its Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028.
In recognition of the support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a Naming Ceremony of the new Campus was held on 26 November. The ceremony was officiated by Ms Michelle Li Mei-sheung, Permanent Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government; Mr Philip N L Chen, Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Mr Carlson Tong (who joined the ceremony online), Chairman of the University Grants Committee; Dr Clement Chen Cheng-jen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; and Professor Roland T Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU.
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