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  OUHK Confers Honorary University Fellowship 30/10/2001

Four ardent supporters of open and continuing education, Mr. Daniel Koo, Dr. Lam Kin-chung, Mr. Vincent Woo and Dr. Nip Kam-fan, will be conferred Honorary University Fellowship by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) next Tuesday (6 November).

Dr. Nip Kam-fanDr. Nip Kam-fan is an exemplar of lifelong learning. Over the past 40 years, he has never let a day pass without studying. He has completed nine undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across a wide range of academic disciplines including engineering, Chinese and Western arts, economics, and religious studies. Dr. Nip is among the first graduates of the OUHK, where he has finished two bachelor's degree programmes. Through the years, Dr. Nip has played an active role in promoting the OUHK and distance education.

Dr. Nip was Director of Territory Development before retiring in 1992 and has since then served on a voluntary basis in the full-time post of Executive Director of the Haven of Hope Christian Service. Dr. Nip has also actively served in public posts for many educational, religious, health and charitable organisations.

Mr. Daniel KooMr. Daniel Koo, Chairman of Shui Hing (HK) Limited and a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is a pioneer in modernizing the local retail industry. He endorses the open mode of learning of the OUHK and has supported the University to offer distance education in Mainland China and carry out the IT development plan to strengthen the use of technology in teaching and learning. With a genuine concern for youth education in Mainland China, Mr. Koo joined forces with the government of Shanghai and established Sanda University, the first private university in the city, in 1992. Since then, he has been serving as the university's Honorary President.


Dr. Lam Kin-chungDr. Lam Kin-chung  is a member of the Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee of the OUHK Council and has ceaselessly supported the University. His sponsorship has made possible a number of worthwhile projects including various important international conferences, the IT development plan and the Student Assistance Fund.

While developing his business in real estate and software development, Dr. Lam has been actively making contributions to the educational development in both Hong Kong and Mainland China through his own charitable fund. Dr. Lam is currently the Honorable Director of the Nanjing University and a member of the Board of Trustees of Shaw College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has recently been honoured as John Harvard Fellow of Harvard University.

Mr. Vincent WooMr. Vincent Woo, a veteran businessman in real estate and investment, has been serving on the Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee of the OUHK Council since 1996 and has devoted time to helping the University plan various development projects and formulate strategies. He also makes regular donations to provide scholarships to OUHK students and bursaries to prison inmates. Mr. Woo is the Managing Director of Wing Sheung (Holdings) Ltd. and has served in public posts for many organizations including Po Leung Kuk, the Community Chest and the Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre. He has also established a charitable trust to step up his contributions to society.


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