Newly-appointed Chairman of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Council, Dr Clement C.J. Chen, SBS, JP, led the Council and staff members to visit UIC on 14 May.

For his first visit, Dr Clement Chen was impressed by UIC’s favourable campus, heaping praise on its environment and state-of-the-art facilities.

Further learning about its international-oriented whole-person philosophy, Dr Chen hoped UIC and HKBU enhance academic cooperation and exchange in the future.


Dr Clement Chen (left) with UIC President Prof Tang Tao at a meeting

Joining Dr Chen included members of HKBU Council Prof Chan Wing-kwong, Mr Chui Wing-on, Mr Kevin C.K. Liem, Mr Paul W.Y. Poon, Ms So Ching, Prof Patrick W.C. Lau (Department of Sport and Physical Education) as well as Dr Alfred K.T. Tan (Head of Knowledge Transfer Office).


Director of the Media and Public Relations Office Mr Chai Hi-Hing introduces UIC to the guests

The guests took advantage of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to reach UIC. When they arrived, they were warmly received by UIC President Prof Tang Tao, Vice Presidents Prof Chen Zhi and Prof Zhang Cong, Associate Vice President Prof George Wei and the Deans of the four Divisions.

After a brief discussion at the Council Chamber, the guests toured the University Hall, the Performance Theatre, the Learning Resource Centre, the Sports Complex and the student hostels.





The guests have a campus tour

In the Whole Person Education Experiential Learning Base, UIC students and staff showcased ceramics, shedao (Chinese archery), guqin in addition to yayue (Chinese court music).





Other highlights featured the visitors meeting with the students from various programmes and years. When asked about their experience at UIC, the students confidently presented their thoughts and ideas in fluent English.


The guests from HKBU meet UIC's students


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Year 4 CST student Weng Minghong answers questions from the guests


Year 2 MAD student Qiu Haoran (left) talks with members of HKBU Council


Year 4 Accounting student Huang Dongzi (l) and Year 4 Finance student Wei Zeyuan (m) speak of their future plans

Reporter: Deen He
Photographer: Ivy Liao
Editor: Samuel Burgess
(from MPRO)