'Sars hero' voted most popular

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 July, 2011, 12:00am


Chinese University vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, tops the rankings as the most popular head of the city's universities. Sung (right) took over from economist Lawrence Lau Juen-yee on July 1 last year. He edged out the poll's 2010 winner, University of Hong Kong's Professor Tsui Lap-chee.

Sung scored 7.84 out of 10, according to a survey. The poll interviewed 1,201 people aged above 18 by phone between May and last month.

Sung was dubbed one of the 'Sars heroes' for his frontline work in treating patients at Prince of Wales Hospital at the peak of the outbreak in 2003. He is popular both with the public and school teachers.