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Endowed Lectures and Visiting Professors

Visiting Professorships


Aedas Visiting Professorship in Architecture

In 2004, Aedas Ltd donated a sum of $600,000 for a period of five years as sponsorship to invite distinguished architects/architectural engineers to contribute to studio teaching in the Department of Architecture.


A.R. Hodgson Visiting Professorship in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

In 2012, Ms Jennifer Hodgson donated a sum of $625,000 to establish the A.R. Hodgson Visiting Professship in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology for a period of five years. The Visiting Professor appointed should be a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon or scientist, who has made recent and significant contributions in the orthopaedic field.


Aw Boon Haw Visiting Professor

The Professorship/Readership was endowed with donations made by the late Mr Aw Boon Haw in 1951 and by his daughter, Dr Aw Sian, in 1978.  A distinguished obstetrician or gynaecologist from another medical centre is invited to visit the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for about two to four weeks and to deliver the Aw Boon Haw Memorial Lecture.


Boston University School of Medicine – HKU Exchange Visiting Professor

In 1986, the late Mr Wing Tat Lee donated a sum of US$300,000 for academic exchange between Boston University School of Medicine and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.


Cheng Yu Tung Residence Fellowship

The Cheng Yu Tung Residence Fellowship was established in December 2010 and funded by the generous donation of Dr Cheng Yu Tung to the University.  The Residence Fellowship allows prominent and established scholars to visit the Faculty of Law and participate in the Faculty's teaching and research activities, with a view to enhancing the global visibility of the Faculty and the University.


Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professorship in Law

The Professorship was established in 2009, with a sum of $20 million from the $400 million donation made by Dr Cheng Yu Tung in 2008, to enable distinguished and eminent scholars to be invited to visit the Faculty of Law and spend a short period of time in the Faculty on research and teaching, with a view to strengthening the University’s links with leading universities and situations as well as enhancing the global visibility of the Faculty.


Chin Lan-Hong Visiting Professorship  

In 2003, Madam Chin Lan-Hong agreed to sponsor the establishment of a Visiting Professorship in Surgery, for five years in the first instance, to enable distinguished academics and professionals in the health science field from other medical and health science centres to visit the Department of Surgery.  The appointee may also be invited to deliver a lecture.


C.T. Huang Memorial Visiting Professorship in Microbiology

The Visiting Professorship, endowed with donations from friends and colleagues of Emeritus Professor C.T. Huang who retired in 1978, is used to enable persons of prominence in the field of microbiology or allied subjects to participate fully in the academic programme of the Department of Microbiology.  In 2002, the visiting professorship was re-named as the C.T. Huang Memorial Visiting Professorship in Microbiology in memory of the late Professor C.T. Huang.


C.V. Starr Professorship in Mathematics

The Professorship was established in 1998 in recognition of the generous donation from the Starr Foundation, to promote the activities of the Institute of Mathematical Research of the Department of Mathematics.  Distinguished mathematicians are invited to visit the Department and to participate in the research activities of the Institute.


Dr Geraldine Mao-Ng Visiting Professor

The Professorship was established in 1982 with a donation from the family and friends of the late Dr Geraldine Mao-Ng, formerly part-time Lecturer in Psychology at the University.  A distinguished scholar in applied psychology or related fields from overseas is invited by the Senate (on nomination by the Head of the Department of Psychology and recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences) to visit the Department of Psychology and to deliver the Dr Geraldine Mao-Ng Memorial Lecture.


Dr Geraldine Mao-Ng Visiting Scholar Scheme

The Scheme was established in 1983 with a donation from the family and friends of the late Dr Geraldine Mao-Ng, formerly part-time Lecturer in Psychology at the University.  Scholars in applied psychology or related fields from overseas are appointed (on nomination by the Head of the Department of Psychology and recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences) to visit the Department of Psychology, conduct research, and may be invited to give seminars.


Dr Tam Sai Kit Visiting Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

In 2000, $1.2 million was donated by Dr Tam Sai Kit to establish the Visiting Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery.  The fund is used to invite persons of prominence to visit the Department.  It may also be used for academic, research and training developments in orthopaedic surgery and related disciplines.


Elaine G.C.F. Tso Visiting Professor

The Professorship was endowed with a donation from Mr and Mrs Tso Chak Chun in memory of their daughter, the late Dr Elaine G.C.F. Tso, Lecturer in the Department of Physiology from 1980 to 1982, and a student of Art and Design in the former Department of Extra-mural Studies from 1979 to 1982.  A distinguished physiologist from another institution is invited by the Head of the Department of Physiology to visit the Department to take part in teaching and research and to deliver the Elaine G.C.F. Tso Memorial Lecture.


G.B. Ong Visiting Professor in Surgery

The Professorship was endowed with donations from friends and colleagues of Professor Tan Sri G.B. Ong.  Distinguished medical and non-medical professionals as well as other prominent personalities are invited by the Senate (on nomination by the Head of the Department of Surgery and recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine) to visit the Department of Surgery and may be invited to deliver a G.B. Ong Lecture.


George Choa Visiting Professor in Otorhinolaryngology

The George Choa Visiting Professorship was established in 1993 with sponsorship from Dr George Choa to enable visits from distinguished surgeons in otorhinolaryngology to the Department of Surgery.


Grace Tien Visiting Professorship

In 2003, the family of the late Mrs Grace Tien agreed to sponsor the establishment of a Visiting Professorship in Nursing Studies, for five years in the first instance, to enable distinguished academics and professionals in Nursing Studies and related fields from other medical and health science centres to visit the Department of Nursing Studies.  The appointee may also be invited to deliver a Grace Tien Lecture.


Harry Fang Visiting Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery

In 2003, Dr David Fang agreed to make available a maximum of $50,000 each year for at least five years, to establish the Harry Fang Visiting Professorship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  It is intended that the Visiting Professor should be a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon who has made recent and significant contributions in the orthopaedic field.


Hong Kong College of Family Physicians Visiting Professor in Family Medicine

The Professorship was established in 1982 with a donation from the then Hong Kong College of General Practitioners (which was renamed Hong Kong College of Family Physicians in 1997) to enable distinguished medical doctors from other territories to be invited to visit the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and to participate in the Faculty’s teaching and research activities in family medicine.


Jonathan S.T. Sham Visiting Professorship

In mid-2007, an anonymous donor donated $1 million to the Department of Clinical Oncology to support the invitation of overseas expert to visit the Department for educational and research activities.  In early 2008, Professor Jonathan Sham Shun-tong, former Head of the Department of Clinical Oncology, donated another $500,000 also to support similar activities.  The purpose of Jonathan S.T. Sham Visiting Professorship is to facilitate visits to the Department of Clinical Oncology by distinguished scholars from abroad.


K.P. Stephen Chang Visiting Professor

The Professorship was endowed with the K.P. Stephen Chang Memorial Fund.  A distinguished physician from another medical centre is invited by the Senate (on nomination by the Professor of Medicine and recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine) to visit the Department of Medicine for about a month and to deliver the K.P. Stephen Chang Memorial Lecture.


Leslie Wright Fellows in the Faculty of Law at HKU

In 2004, the Management Committee of the Leslie Wright: HK-China Legal Fund has agreed to set aside a budget of $100,000 for the establishment of a number of Leslie Wright Fellowships in the Faculty of Law to support scholars currently engaged in teaching and research in China (including Mainland China, Taiwan and Macau) to visit the Faculty of Law for the purpose of giving lectures, seminars or conference presentations, or engaging in joint research with teachers in the Faculty.


Lions Club of Tai Ping Shan Visiting Professor in Medicine

The Professorship was endowed with a donation from the Lions Club of Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong, to enable distinguished physicians from other medical centres to be invited to visit the Department of Medicine and to participate in the department’s teaching and research activities.


Lucy Fung Tseng Exchange Professor

The Exchange Professorship was endowed in 1991 with a donation from the family of the late Mrs Lucy Fung Tseng (Mrs Tseng Fung Hiu Wan), through Dr and Mrs C.Y.C. Wu in memory of the late Mrs Lucy Fung Tseng and in honour of Professor D. Todd, Head of the Department of Medicine from 1974 to 1989.  Distinguished physicians or medical scientists from China are invited to visit the Department of Medicine and to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department during the visits.  Full-time teachers of the Department of Medicine can also visit the medical centres in China to undertake teaching and research.


MaMa Charitable Foundation Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies

In 2012, $10 million was donated by MaMa Charitable Foundation to establish a Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies. The endowed fund will be used to support visiting scholars of top distinction in Buddhist Studies to visit the Centre of Buddhist Studies to participate in research and teaching, and to deliver public lectures.


M.B. Lee Visiting Professor

The Professorship was established with a donation by Mr M.B. Lee. A distinguished orthopaedic surgeon who has made recent and significant contributions in the orthopaedic field is invited by the Senate (on nomination by the Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Medicine) to visit the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology for about two to four weeks and to engage in the teaching and research of the Department.


Mr and Mrs Wu Chung Visiting Professor in Medicine

The Professorship was endowed with a donation from the family of Mr and Mrs Wu Chung to commemorate the diamond wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs Wu Chung in 1979.  Distinguished physicians from other medical centres are invited to visit the Department of Medicine for a period of one to two weeks, and to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department.


Mrs Gordon Wu Exchange Professor

The Exchange Professorship was endowed in 1991 with a donation from Dr C.Y.C. Wu and Mr G.Y.S. Wu.  Distinguished physicians or medical scientists from China are invited to visit the clinical departments of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department during the visits.  Full-time teachers of the clinical departments can also visit medical centres in China to undertake teaching and research.


Mrs Ho Tam Kit Hing Visiting Professor

The Professorship was established in 1985 with a donation from the family of the late Mrs Ho Tam Kit Hing to enable distinguished medical teachers in the field of nephrology, including dialysis and transplantation, from other medical schools or centres to be invited to visit the Department of Medicine and to participate in the teaching and/or research activities of the Department.


Mun Visiting Professorship in Psychiatry

The Professorship was established in 1986 with part of an anonymous donation to enable distinguished psychiatrists from other medical centres to visit the Department of Psychiatry for a period of not less than two weeks, and to participate in the teaching and research activities of the Department during his visit.


Nascence Visiting Professorship in Architecture

In 2003, Mr Peter K.C. Chan donated a sum of $1.5 million, one-third of which is used to invite distinguished scholars or renowned practitioners of international and/or regional standing to visit the Department of Architecture to deliver lectures, conduct seminars and workshops, conduct research and to participate generally in the teaching of the Department of Architecture.


Professor C.Y. Yeung Fellowships/Visiting Professorships in Paediatrics

In 2000, donations were received to establish the Professor C.Y. Yeung Fellowships/Visiting Professorships in Paediatrics to commemorate Professor Yeung’s contribution to the department, subsequent to his retirement from the University.  The goal of these Fellowships/Visiting Professorships is to develop further network with other institutes in the Mainland and in other countries and to enhance academic exchange.


Rowdget W. Young Visiting Fellow in Law

In 1989, Mr Rowdget W. Young donated $100,000 to establish a visiting fellowship in the fields of property law and commercial law.


Saw Swee Hock Visiting Professorship in Statistics

The Professorship was established in 2008 with a generous donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock, Founding Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics from 1969 to 1971, to fund the visits of up to two weeks by distinguished scholars to the Department.  Visiting Professors are invited to participate in the Department's teaching and research activities.


S.C. Fong Visiting Professorship/Lectureship in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

(The same entry can also be found under Endowed Lectureships)


Sir David Todd Professorship

The Professorship was established in 1997 to commemorate Professor Sir David Todd’s contributions to Medicine in Hong Kong and is intended to award a senior staff member in the Department who has made significant contributions in Medicine.


S.Y. Mak Visiting Professor in Psychiatry

The Professorship was established with a donation by the late Mr S.Y. Mak to enable distinguished psychiatrists from other medical centres to be invited to visit the Department of Psychiatry and to participate in the department’s teaching and research activities.


William M.W. Mong Visiting Research Fellowship in Engineering

The William M.W. Mong Visiting Research Fellowship in Engineering, funded by donations from the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Ltd, is established to encourage academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering to engage in international collaborative research with overseas distinguished researchers.


Wong Hau-Yuen Distinguished Visiting Scholarship

In 2003, Dr Buddy Y.K. Wong agreed to sponsor the establishment of a Distinguished Visiting Scholarship in Otorhinolaryngology, for two years in the first instance, to enable eminent academics and professionals in the health science field from other medical and health centres/institutes to visit the Department of Surgery.  The appointee may also be invited to deliver a lecture.


Yang Hsueh Chi Visiting Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

In 1996, Miss Yang Hsueh Chi donated $1 million to establish the Yang Hsueh Chi Visiting Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery for the purpose of inviting persons of prominence to visit the Department for academic, research and training developments in orthopaedic surgery and related disciplines.


Y.C. Cheng Engineering Fellowship

The fellowship was established in 2005 with donations from engineering alumni and friends of Professor Y.C. Cheng.  Distinguished scholars in Engineering are invited to visit the Faculty for one to three weeks to deliver public lectures and participate in academic activities.