Naming Ceremony of the Main Building under School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University to honour the late Dr William M W Mong

In appreciation of the founder of Shun Hing Group, Dr William M W Mong's generous support to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), the main building of the School of Mechanical Engineering has been named "Mong Man Wai Building". Mr Jiang Sixian, Chairperson of SJTU Council and Mr David Mong, Chairman of the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund officiated at the naming ceremony on 16 May 2014. About 100 elite representatives from business sectors in Mainland China and Hong Kong were invited to attend, including Dr the Hon Sir David Li Kwok-po, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Bank of East Asia, Dr Ian Fok Chun-wan, Chief Executive Officer of Ying Tung Group, Mr Chan Kay-cheung, Vice Chairman of BEA China and Mr Adrian Li Man-kiu, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank of East Asia.


The main building of the School of Mechanical Engineering is situated near the East Gate of the Minhang Campus of SJTU, it is mainly used as offices of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, academic activities, guest reception, etc. The location is very prominent and the Zizhu National Hi-Tech Zone and the East China Normal University are just nearby. There are more than 300 offices in the main building.


The year 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund. Mr David Mong sets up the 'Shun Hing Endowed Professorships' at SJTU in this special year, aiming at attracting more top talents to teach and exchange at SJTU. 'Technological advancement transforms the society and that education transforms life. I believe the establishment of the "Shun Hing Endowed Professorships" plays an important role in technological, social and innovative advancement," said Mr David Mong.


In 1995, Dr William M W Mong donated USD 1 million for setting up the 'SJTU Mong Man Wai International Exchange Fund' to pave the way for SJTU's international development. In 2010, Dr Mong donated RMB 25 million for SJTU's campus improvement works and training future generations.


Dr Mong supported the development of SJTU though he was unable to study at SJTU when he was young. 'I hope I can study at SJTU when I retired, especially having classes in Mong Man Wai Building so as to fulfill the dream of my father,' said Mr David Mong.


SJTU was founded in 1896, promoted the values of "Gratitude and Responsibility", taken the "first-class talent cultivation" as its principal mission to fostering student's scientific attitudes as well as innovative, questioning and critical thinking abilities. Today, it has produced nearly 300,000 outstanding graduates for the country. SJTU is forging ahead towards a world-class, comprehensive, research-intensive and internationalized university.