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2018-05-21

University of Hong Kong conferred the Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa to Mr David Mong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) conferred the Honorary Doctoral Degrees to three distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their fields and remarkable contribution to society on 18 May 2018. They are Dr David Mong (Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa), Dr Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group (Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa) and Dr Tang Ching Wan, 'Father of OLED' (Doctor of Science, honoris causa).

Dr David Mong, Chairman and CEO of Shun Hing Group, has a long history of supporting the education sector, and the University of Hong Kong has benefitted from his counsel and leadership as a member of its Court. As a Director of the HKU Foundation, he has offered forthright and invaluable advice to the University community. And the Prince Philip Dental Hospital has also had the benefit of his experience and expertise, as Dr Mong has served as a member of its Board of Governors.

Under Dr Mong's leadership, the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund has become a very active philanthropic enterprise and has contributed regularly and substantially to improving the well-being of diverse sectors of society in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. Dr Mong's contributions extend to public service as well, through his service on the Board of Directors of organizations that benefit, inter alia, education, medical services, sports, arts and culture, environmental protection and community service.
HKU presented the Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa to Dr David Mong. (From the left) Dr David Mong, Dr Jack Ma, Dr Tang Ching Wan, Mrs Carrie Lam, University Chancellor and Chief Executive of HKSAR, Dr David Li, HKU Pro-Chancellor, Prof Arthur Li, HKU Council Chairman, Prof Paul Tam, HKU Acting President.
Mr Kuninori Matsuda, Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong extended his heartfelt congratulations to Dr David Mong and Dr Tang Ching Wan at the Congregation.
(From the left) Prof & Mrs Paul Tam, HKU Acting President, Dr David Mong, Prof & Mrs Lo Chung Mau, Hospital Chief Executive of The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital and Ms Cynthia Mong were pictured after the ceremony.
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