Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa will receive an honorary doctorate in social science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in recognition of his contribution to implementing the 'one country, two systems' formula. It will be the first time a university in Hong Kong has awarded an honorary doctorate to Mr Tung, who resigned as the city's leader in March last year and is now a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Before he was elected chief executive, Mr Tung was an executive councillor. Two other honorary doctorates will be awarded at a ceremony at the university on November 10. Hau Lee, Thoma Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, will be made a Doctor of Engineering. Alan MacDiarmid, a Nobel laureate in chemistry, will be made a Doctor of Science. 'As the first chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Tung led Hong Kong's smooth transition from British administration to Hong Kong people governing Hong Kong with a high degree of autonomy, and successfully implemented the 'one country, two systems' concept,' the university said yesterday. Last night, Mr Tung said he was happy to be awarded the honorary doctorate and thanked the university for the honour.