HKU to confer honorary degrees upon seven outstanding individuals at 204th Congregation


HKU to confer honorary degrees upon seven outstanding individuals at the 204th Congregation

The University of Hong Kong will be conferring honorary degrees upon seven outstanding individuals at the 204th Congregation to be held on Wednesday, April 14 in Loke Yew Hall this year. As all the honorary graduands currently reside outside Hong Kong, they have agreed to participate in the ceremony virtually for their conferment in light of the COVID-19 situation and travel constraints globally.

Honorary Degrees are awarded to individuals in recognition of their distinguished service and commitment to the University, the community, and to academia. They are also conferred to those who have made valuable intellectual, social and cultural contributions to society and the world.

The honorary degree recipients to be conferred at the Congregation are:

Doctor of Letters honoris causa

Professor Mo Yan

Doctor of Science honoris causa

Professor BAI Chunli

Professor the Lord DARZI of Denham

Professor HU Chenming

Sir Paul Maxime NURSE

Professor ZHANG Yitang

Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa

Professor Lee S SHULMAN

The biographies of the honorary graduands can be found at https://www4.hku.hk/hongrads/. Please click here to download their photos.

The ceremony will be divided into two sessions to accommodate the time difference between Hong Kong and the residing cities of the honorary graduands. The ceremony will be broadcast live via Zoom. Details of the sessions are as follows:

Date: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: Session 1: 10:00am

(To confer honorary degrees on Professor Mo Yan, Professor Bai Chunli, Professor Hu Chenming, Professor Zhang Yitang, and Professor Lee S Shulman)

Session 2: 5:00pm

(To confer honorary degrees on Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham and Sir Paul Maxime Nurse)

Venue: Loke Yew Hall, Main Building, HKU

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