The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) School of Business has been bolstered by the appointment of four faculty members, new research projects and innovative teaching programmes. School of Business director Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim said at the opening of the Downtown Campus in Admiralty that the changes represented a 'new launch' at HKU. The Downtown Campus, established through an investment of $80 million, covers an area of 12,500 square feet. It has four custom-built MBA seminar rooms and can accommodate up to 300 students at any one time. The school has joined forces with Fudan University in Shanghai to establish the Shanghai-Hong Kong Business Education and Research Centre which will set up joint programmes, including an MBA for 90 executives working in Shanghai. A centrepiece of the research programme over the next two years will be the Asian Business Case Studies library. The four scholars appointed as faculty members are Professor John Child, formerly of Cambridge University; Professor Michael Enright, formerly of Harvard Business School; and Professors David Tse and Eric Chang. 'Following a period of development, the school has now reached a stage at which we can say with confidence that we are well on our way to becoming a major presence in management education in Asia,' Professor Wong said.