Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong
Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong

Hire academics based on qualifications, not birthplace, says president of Hong Kong university

  • Wei Shyy points to his own background as a Taiwan native who left the self-ruled island 40 years ago, saying country of birth should not become a label
  • His comments follow controversial appointment of two mainland Chinese academics to senior roles at city’s top university

Topic |   Universities in Hong Kong
Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong
Professor Wei Shyy, president at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Photo: Olga Wong
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