Mr and Mrs Edward Cheung present a cheque to OUHK and is received by Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong (far left) and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong (far right).
OUHK names two advanced computer production studios after Mr Edward Cheung in recognition of his generous donation.
Edward Cheung CGI Studio
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) today named two advanced computer production studios after former Deputy Council Chairman Mr Edward Cheung Wing-yui in recognition of his generous donation of HK$ 2 million for supporting the development of the Jubilee College.
Speaking at the naming ceremony of the Computer Graphics Imaging Studio and the Animation Studio, OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam said that Mr Edward Cheung joined OUHK for nearly 20 years and he has always committed himself to promoting the well-being and best interest of the University and its students.
"Mr Edward Cheung has played a pivotal role in the Jubilee College project which further enhanced the teaching and learning environment of the OUHK. He has put forth a tremendous effort in assisting the University to get through the land grant application, details of the construction plan as well as enlisting support and donation from various stakeholders. On behalf of the OUHK, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mr Edward Cheung for his long-standing support and contribution," Mr Michael Wong said.
Mr Edward Cheung said that as a self-financed institution, OUHK does not have the abundant resources as the other UGC-funded universities. Whenever there is a major development project, every member of the University Council and Management would be committed to work collectively to raise funds and support from the community. Although he has already stepped down as the Deputy Chairman of the University Council, he still pays close attention to the development of OUHK and maintains good communication with its staff and council members. "I know that OUHK is now planning to embark on a new campus development project to provide a better and more spacious learning environment for its students, and I hope I could make further effort to serve and to contribute."
Mr Edward Cheung was appointed as a member of the University Council in 1997, and as the Deputy Chairman of the Council from 2008 to 2014. He is now member of the University Court and the Co-Deputy Chairman of the University Sponsorship & Development Fund Committee. Mr Cheung has been a passionate supporter and advisor for the University throughout the years. He has also donated repeatedly to the University in support of its campus development projects and various activities.
Both the "Edward Cheung CGI Studio" (100 square metres) and "Edward Cheung Animation Studio" (112 square metres) are situated on the 4/F of the Jubilee College. The two graphical production studios are equipped with state-of-the-art media design equipment, Mac computers and advanced graphic design software. Students of the "Animation and Visual Effects" and "Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art" programmes will be able to learn and master the latest animation and graphic design techniques in these studios for developing the particular skills relevant to the cultural and creative industries.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Animation and Visual Effects programme is subsidized by the Government’s Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP), of which each SSSDP student would receive a subsidy of up to $70,000 per annum. The programme is comprised of 7 key study areas, including "Art History, Theory and Aesthetics", "2D/3D Animation Production", "Media Design and Digital Visual Effects" and more. Students in this programme will receive an in-depth education and holistic training in both creative cultivation and technical mastery of the arts in animation and digital visual effects.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art programme aims to provide students with professional education and training in the artistic practice of cinematography, moving images, and photographic digital art. Not only will students be enriched with knowledge and techniques regarding photography and photographic digital art, they would also study a wide variety of subject areas in cinematic arts, graphic design, computer animation, interactive installations, advertising, publishing and more.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) provides high quality and flexible university education and professional training to secondary school graduates and working adults. The University currently offers about 220 programmes of different academic levels to more than 10,000 distance learning students and 9,000 full-time students.
OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and two learning centres at various convenient locations, namely OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk