Shirble Department Store Holdings (China) Limited Co-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director Mr Yang Xiangbo (third from left), his wife Mrs Yang (third from right), and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Mr Will Yang Ti-wei (first from right) present a cheque of HK$10 million to the OUHK. Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam (second from left), Deputy Council Chairman Mr Silas Yang Siu-shun (first from left), and President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong (second from right) receive the cheque on behalf of the University..
OUHK Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam (left) presents a souvenir to Mr Yang Xiangbo (right) in recognition of his generous gift and support towards the University.
The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) received a donation of HK$10 million from the Co-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Shirble Department Store Holdings (China) Limited Mr Yang Xiangbo. Mr Yang’s gift will fund the construction of the University's new academic building – the OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare.
At a cheque presentation held today (18 April), Chairman of the OUHK Council Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam thanked Mr Yang Xiangbo for his enthusiastic support towards the University. He said his gift would not only enable the OUHK to better its campus facilities, but also bring about profound impact on society as many more healthcare professionals could be trained to address the growing aging population.
Mr Michael Wong added that the HK$10 million gift from Mr Yang is also his first donation made towards the OUHK, and he looked forward to further collaborating with Mr Yang in nurturing more talents for Hong Kong.
As a visionary entrepreneur as well as a philanthropist, Mr Yang Xiangbo is a successful businessman who has contributed immensely to the community and education. In addition to donating to the Harmonia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Mr Yang has also made numerous sizable contributions to support a wide range of charitable causes in mainland China. Mr Yang’s son, Mr Will Yang Ti-wei, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Shirble Department Store Holdings (China) Limited, is also a keen supporter of education and has been a member of the OUHK’s Sponsorship & Development Fund Committee since 2017.
In the face of challenges brought by an aging population and the growing pressure on healthcare services, the OUHK has embarked on a HK$850-million campus development project on Sheung Shing Street, Ho Man Tin in 2017. The new OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare will be home to the University's many and diverse healthcare related programmes that aim to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals to address community needs. It is expected that about 2,800 students will be benefited from the new learning facility every year upon its completion in 2020. The new Institute will also act as a community health care hub to promote the well-being of the general public. To learn more about the OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare, please visit: http://ioh.ouhk.edu.hk/.
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and about 9,000 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.
OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes. OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk.