1Chairman of the UIC Council
Professor Xu Jialu

Prof. Xu Jialu is the former Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress. He graduated from Beijing Normal University in 1959 and remained as staff member and, later, Chairman of the Faculty of Chinese Language until 1987. From 1987-1994 Prof. Xu was Vice-President of Beijing Normal University and a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress. Subsequently, he was named Chairman of the Working Committee on Language and Linguistics under the NPC and Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of NPC. With numerous publications on language and linguistics, Prof. Xu is an authority in the field. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hong Kong Baptist University.

吴清辉 教授President of UIC
Professor Ng Ching-Fai

Prof. Ng graduated from the University of Melbourne in Chemical Engineering, earned his PhD from the University of British Columbia and obtained a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the University of California in Santa Barbara the following year. He started teaching at the University of Hong Kong in 1970. In 1985, Prof. Ng joined Hong Kong Baptist University (the then Baptist College) as Head of the Chemistry Department. He was the Dean of Science and Chair Professor of Chemistry prior to taking up the post of the President and Vice-Chancellor of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2001 which he relinquished in July 2010. A renowned expert in heterogeneous catalysis and membrane science and technology, Prof. Ng is highly regarded by both local and international peers. Prof. Ng’s scope of service goes beyond the academic world. Amongst numerous public committees he served, he was a Member of the Hong Kong Affairs’ Advisor of the Government of PRC, Member of the Preliminary Working Committee of the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong SAR of PRC, Member of Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong SAR of PRC, Member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Deputy to the 9th, 10th and 11th National People Congress, PRC, Member of Research Grants Council, Council Member of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Visiting Professors of several universities in mainland China. In 2005, Prof. Ng was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government for his outstanding contribution to higher education and public services.

ProfessorChenZhi 1Vice President (Academic Affairs)
Professor Chen Zhi

Prof. Chen is an internationally acclaimed scholar and researcher in Chinese Studies. His diversified interests in Chinese Studies include classical studies and early Chinese culture and history, historical writings, traditional Chinese poetry, excavated documents and paleography: bronze inscriptions and bamboo and silk writings, and intellectual history of the Ming and Qing dynasty.  

In addition to his remarkable scholarship, Prof. Chen is also an experienced university administrator. Apart from being the Head of Department of Chinese in HKBU between 2010 and 2013, Prof. Chen was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts between 2015 and 2017, held the Associate Directorship of Institute of Creativity between 2011 and 2017 as well as the Directorship of Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Human Institute between 2011 and 2014. Between 2012 and 2014, Prof. Chen was appointed Acting Director of Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and became the Director between 2014 and 2017.


zhang cong 20181008Vice President (Students and General Affairs)
Professor Zhang Cong

Prof. Zhang is an organic chemist who earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He was a professor of the Lanzhou University and Beijing Normal University. Prof. Zhang was also the Director of the Division of Graduate Education and Training at the Graduate School of the Beijing Normal University.

5Associate Vice President
Professor Lilian Kwan

Prof. Kwan is a graduate of University of Hong Kong where she acquired her BSc (Hons.), MPhil and PhD degrees. Mycology is the discipline of her choice, with an initial research focus on the taxonomy and general eco-physiology of fungi in mangroves and the indoor environment. Recent work includes the bioremediation role of mangrove sediment fungi on recalcitrant compounds and indoor fungi in built environment causing indoor air quality problems.

Teaching and learning work is a continual interest in Prof Kwan’s academic career. Efforts in this area lead to her being presented the Teaching Excellence Award by the City University of Hong Kong in 1997 and 2004 respectively. She was appointed Dean of Student Learning at CityU from 2005-2008 and subsequently as adviser to the Vice-President (Student Affairs) on Student Learning from 2009-2010. Her current interest is in the development of novel pedagogy to actively engage students in self-directed learning both in their academic endeavours and personal growth.

6Academic Registrar
Professor Li Jianhui

Prof. Li Jianhui received his Bachelor’s Degree from Jilin University and MPhil Degree from Beijing Normal University. He was conferred a PhD by Peking University. Prior to joining UIC, Prof. Li was Deputy Director of the Office of Graduate Training of the Graduate School and has served as Vice Dean of the College of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University for two years. Since 1996, Professor Li has been invited as visiting scholar to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard University, the University of California Berkeley, the University of Oxford, Needham Research Institute of Cambridge and Utrecht University.

Prof. Li’s research is in the area of philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, and social studies of science. His research was supported by the National Social Science Foundation as major programme, key programme, and general programme, respectively. He published over 8 books and more than 60 papers. Two books were awarded as excellent achievements of Beijing Philosophy and Social Science Award, and another book was awarded as excellent achievement of University Research Award of Ministry of Education (Humanity and Social Science).

Managing Director for Finance and Administration
Mr Nelson Chan7

Mr Nelson Chan completed his Higher Diploma in Accountancy at HK Polytechnic in 1977. After graduation, he worked in KPMG Peat Marwick and then the Asia Headquarter of Reader's Digest for a total of 27 years until 2004, rising to the rank of Regional CFO for the latter's Asian operations. Since 2004, he has been a business and financial consultant providing services to joint venture deals in China, business mergers, US reporting and IPO, etc. When time permitted, Nelson also lectured in universities in a number of cities in China and participated in mentoring programmes for accountancy students in Hong Kong.

Nelson is a fellow member of the HK Institution of Certified Public Accountants and also a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK.

8Dean, Division of Business and Management
Professor Stella Cho

Prof. Stella Cho is a reputable accounting academic. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong. Prof. Cho is a Certified Public Accountant (Practising), a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Security Institute, a member of the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, and Hong Kong Business Accountants Association, as well as an honorary member of Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians. Prof. Cho taught at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for over 25 years. She has teaching and research interest in taxation, accounting and corporate governance. She published books and research papers widely in internationally referred journals. She was a member of the editorial board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Taxation.

Prof. Cho is renowned for her tremendous contribution in the accounting profession in Hong Kong. Notably, since elected as the first woman Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) in 1997, she has been serving as a Council member of the HKICPA for ten terms. She was the President of HKIAAT for three terms. In addition, Prof. Cho was elected as a member of the Election Committee (Accountancy Sub-sector) of the Hong Kong SAR in 2000, 2006 and 2011 respectively. She has also been serving on a number of government committees and training boards as well. In 2016, she was appointed as a member of the 1st Advisory Board of Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises of the Ministry of Finance, P.R.C. In 2017, Prof. Cho was appointed as the Vice President of Accounting Society of Zhuhai.


Dean, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Mei-hwa Sung

A literary scholar and seasoned educator, Prof. Sung has achieved a laudable record of teaching, research and administration at National Taiwan University and Tamkang University. Recipient of the Harvard-Yenching Doctoral Fellowship, she obtained her PhD degree in English from Brown University. During her 36 years of service at universities in Taiwan, she has held a number of key academic positions in addition to teaching and research. At NTU, she served as Director of the Graduate Institute of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for International Academic Exchange. At Tamkang University, she held the office of Dean of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  She also served as Director of the Research Program Office at the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.


10Dean, Division of Science and Technology
Professor Stephen S.M. Chung

A biologist training, Prof. Chung is well regarded for his work in the research of diabetes and its complications. He was among the first in the world to use transgenic and gene knockout mice to investigate the mechanism of diabetic complication.

Prof. Stephen S.M. Chung obtained his BS Degree from the University of Oregon (Eugene) and his PhD Degree from University of California (Berkeley).  Before returning to Hong Kong in 1991, Prof. Chung received postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught at the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. In Hong Kong, he was affiliated with the University of Hong Kong, first as Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Biology exploring the wider adaptation of molecular biology as a research tool in medicine, and later as a professor at the Department of Physiology. He was appointed Professor of Physiology, University of Hong Kong, in 2005, and Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen in 2010. His contributions in the field included a list of publications in influential journals such as Cell, PNAS (USA), FASEB J., J. of Biological Chemistry, Diabetes, etc.  

201809 ProfessorBrianClarke 1Dean, Division of Culture and Creativity
Professor Brian Clarke

Professor Brian Clarke is a chemist by training, acquiring his PhD from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK in 1976 and became a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1994. He was engaged in both teaching and administration as a member of the senior management in different Higher Education Institutes in UK since the mid-70s, spending over eight years in the different campuses of University of Wales. Professor Clarke has also attained educational experience in Asia; he was Head of Faculty of Applied Science, Hong Kong Institute of Higher Education of the Vocational Training Council between 1995 and 1997 and as Vice President of International University Malaya – Wales between 2013 and 2015.

Music is the major interest of Professor Clarke. Despite a busy schedule, Prof. Clarke has been fortunate to maintain a varied and rich musical career as both player and conductor, working with artists as diverse as Bryn Terfel, Wynne Evans, Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball, Hayley Westenra, Peter Karrie and of course Karl Jenkins. His credits include principal cellist with the Chamber Orchestra of Wales and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; musical director of Côr Penclawdd and the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir.

12Assistant to President, Director of College Secretariat
Ms Lilian Li

Ms Lilian Li graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in China and the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in New Zealand, and got her dual Master's Degrees in Western Music Theory and Art Management. 

She used to work for the Chinese National Academy of Arts and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. In 1998, she established a piano school in Zhuhai and has developed it into a famous local piano training organization. 

Having partaken in the establishment and development of UIC, Lilian has spared no effort to boost educational exchanges between the Mainland and Hong Kong. In 2007, she was one of the pioneers who promoted Four-Point Education at UIC. Ms Li set up the Four-Point Education Coordination Office, and subsequently created the Parents Forum and the Newsletter for Parents to strengthen connections and exchanges with both parents and society. All these efforts have led to tremendous educational outcomes and social results. 

In 2010, Lilian achieved recognition as a Prominent Educational Worker by the Zhuhai Municipal Government, and was elected as the Chair of Zhuhai Female Intellectuals Association in 2013.