Following a major gift of $50 million -- the largest single donation the OUHK has received to date -- from Dr Lee Shau-kee for general development, the University's Council has unanimously resolved to name the School of Business and Administration after this renowned entrepreneur in recognition of his generosity.
At the inauguration ceremony on 19 September, Council Chairman Dr the Hon Charles Lee said, 'Dr Lee Shau-kee has contributed very significant amounts towards education, creating countless opportunities for people to advance themselves. His passion for education aligns perfectly with the OUHK's mission of providing higher education for all those aspiring to it.'
Dr Lee Shau-kee explained, 'The average age of OUHK graduates is 36. They are all grown-ups, so their study will benefit not only themselves but also their families and children. It is indeed an investment with high returns'.
The OUHK launched its Partners in Learning campaign in 1993 to enlist community support for its cause. To date a total of more than $490 million has hitherto been donated to the University to sponsor its campus construction, course development, student aid, academic research and exchange programmes.