Vice-Chancellors of the University of Hong Kong

HKU celebration 'wasn't held just for vice-premier'

Last year's centennial celebrations at the University of Hong Kong were not held in honour of a visiting mainland official, its vice chancellor insists.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012, 12:00am

Anthem by ex-governor to be played

A little-known University of Hong Kong anthem written by late former governor Sir Cecil Clementi will be played at a centenary gala dinner.

About 5,000 people will attend the event at the Bonham Road campus on December 18. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, chancellor of the university, has been invited.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Call for probe into departure of HKU chief

A lawmaker and member of the University of Hong Kong's top advisory body is calling for an independent investigation into vice-chancellor Professor Tsui Lap-chee's abrupt decision to quit.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Politics muddies the water for HKU

Professor Tsui Lap-chee's surprise resignation as vice chancellor of the University of Hong Kong is a great loss to our city's foremost seat of academic learning; the challenge for its council to find an appropriately qualified successor is just as big.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I arrived in Hong Kong at 4pm and had my first [egg] tart at a quarter past five

Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, on his visit to the city to launch an English-learning programme for pre-school children

I'm a geneticist. I know about succession, and evolution is very important for an organisation like a university

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Tsui denies he was forced to quit university

University of Hong Kong vice chancellor Tsui Lap-chee insisted yesterday that his decision to stand down next summer had nothing to do with politics.

His sudden announcement late on Tuesday caught many by surprise and could leave the university rudderless if the university management fails to find a replacement before August when Tsui's contract expires.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Vice chancellor Tsui to quit HKU

The University of Hong Kong's vice chancellor, Professor Tsui Lap-chee, will quit when his term ends next summer, in a move that has shocked and saddened leading education figures.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HKU students pick on an easy target

In the sorry affair of Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit to the University of Hong Kong, Professor Tsui Lap-chee, HKU's vice-chancellor, has behaved with dignity, decency and impartiality.

Nevertheless, Tsui has become the primary target of students' ire over the heavy-handed manner in which police dealt with protesters.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HKU chief apologises on treatment of protesters

The University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor said sorry yesterday over the treatment of protesters at the campus during a visit by Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday when three were pulled to the ground by police and one was locked up for an hour.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Top marks in poll for Chinese U's Joseph Sung

He has been in the job for only a year but Chinese University vice-chancellor, Professor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, tops the rankings as the most popular head of the city's universities.

Sung, who was appointed in November 2009 and took over from economist Lawrence Lau Juen-yee on July 1 last year, edged out the poll's 2010 winner, Hong Kong University's Professor Tsui Lap-chee.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

face-to-face book

Festival ponders question of wealth

4 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

University on course

The University of Hong Kong's preparation for the new '3+3+4' curriculum to be introduced next year is in full swing.

At last Wednesday's media spring reception, Vice-chancellor Tsui Lap-chee said the centennial campus will open in May next year. Construction of other new buildings and facilities are on also schedule.

21 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

100 years on, HKU to relive inauguration

The University of Hong Kong will tomorrow reprise the inauguration ceremony at which the first stone was laid for its Pok Fu Lam campus a century ago. The event forms part of its centenary celebrations.

15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Out and about

The Peak offers stunning scenery and a surprising amount of history; expansive views across the city and out to Lantau and Lamma islands are superb - on those sadly rare, smog-free days.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

HKU medical faculty 'needs to rebuild trust'

University vice-chancellor urges staff unity

A 'culture of unity' is needed for the University of Hong Kong's medical school after a spate of bad publicity, the university's vice-chancellor said.

Professor Tsui Lap-chee acknowledged that the medical faculty needed to rebuild harmony and restore staff morale.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:00am