HKUST Collaborates with Hang Lung to Foster Young Mathematics Talent

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Hang Lung Properties will co-organize the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA) to empower Hong Kong secondary school students to realize their creative potential in mathematics and sciences, ignite their passion for intellectual discovery in the interests of society and humankind, and advance the development of STEM education.

Founded in 2004, HLMA is an acclaimed mathematics research competition in Hong Kong. This biennial event has attracted over 2,200 participants from around 200 secondary schools and received almost 400 research papers, many demonstrating university-level academic standards. A total of HK$8 million in prize money has been awarded to past HLMA winners. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was the inaugural partner of the Award.

 Mr. Ronnie C. CHAN, Chair of Hang Lung Properties, and Professor Wei SHYY, President of HKUST, announcing their partnership to co-organize HLMA and nurture talented young mathematics and science students in Hong Kong
Mr. Ronnie C. CHAN, Chair of Hang Lung Properties(left), and Professor Wei SHYY, President of HKUST(right), announcing their partnership to co-organize HLMA and nurture talented young mathematics and science students in Hong Kong

At today’s launch ceremony, Mr. Ronnie C. CHAN, co-founder of HLMA and Chair of Hang Lung Properties, said: “HKUST is a young and globally competitive university that focuses on both innovation and applications. It is well-positioned to be at the forefront of education and research across many disciplines. I am confident our partnership with HKUST will bring HLMA to greater heights and nurture creative talents in line with the latest trends in innovative research both locally and internationally.” Mr. Chan acknowledged Professor YAU Shing Tung, a world-renowned mathematician and a Fields Medalist, for his vision and leadership in co-founding HLMA. He also thanked CUHK for their dedication and contributions to HLMA over the years. “Their commitment in steering the competition forward has been widely recognized by the academic community, and has laid a solid foundation for nurturing mathematical talents in Hong Kong,” Mr. Chan added.

HKUST President Professor Wei SHYY said, “Mathematics not only trains our logical thinking and problem solving skills, but is also a solid foundation for science and engineering disciplines. HKUST has been promoting mathematics and science education to primary and secondary students through different activities, such as hosting the International Mathematical Olympiad. We are delighted for the opportunity to co-organize such a meaningful competition with Hang Lung Properties, as it allows us to identify and groom students with potential in mathematics and contribute to the talent development in Hong Kong.”

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