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).
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
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
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.
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
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 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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