New Hong Kong university unveils logo, slogan
The Open University of Hong Kong (OU) has formally launched its identity as a university and embodied this in a new logo.
The OU, formerly the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong, obtained the title of university in May.
Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing- ping, OU council chairman Peter Wong Hong-yuen, president Professor Tam Sheung-wai and vice-president Professor Wong Shek-nam officiated at the ceremony and unveiled the university's new logo.
'I hope the OU will help immigrants from mainland China integrate into Hong Kong society,' the Secretary for Education and Manpower said.
'The change of title reflects the recognition of our achievements and contributions over the past eight years,' said Professor Tam. Meanwhile, the OU is to award honorary doctorates to four distinguished figures from different fields for their contributions to society, their professions and public service. The degress will be conferred on the OU foundation day on November 6.
The recipients are Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Yang Zilin, Gregory Crew and OU council chairman Mr Wong.
Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters.
Yang Zilin, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Bank of China (BOC), will be conferred the degree of Doctor of Business Administration.
Mr Crew, an Australian and an electrical engineer, contributed 10 years of his career to the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong. Former chief operating officer of the Hong Kong Telecommunications, Mr Crew will be honoured with the degree of Doctor of Science.
He is currently chairman of the Australian Communications Industry Forum.
Mr Wong will be honoured with the degree of Social Sciences.