The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) received four Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2012 from the Ministry of Education (MoE).These awards consisted of one first-class in Scientific and Technological Progress, and three second-class in Natural Sciences, making CUHK the institution receiving the highest number of awards among the tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. The award presentation ceremony was held on 16 May 2013 at the Lecture Theatre of Shaw College, CUHK. Dr. Du Zhanyuan, Vice-Minister of Education came to Hong Kong to officiate at the ceremony and as the prize presenter. Other guests attending the ceremony included Dr. ZHOU Jing, Deputy Director-General of the Centre for Science and Technology Development of MoE; Mrs. Cherry TSE LING Kit-ching, Permanent Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government; Mr. Li Lu, Director General of the Education, Science & Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR, and Prof. Benjamin WAH, Provost of CUHK.
Lists of CUHK awardees are as follows:
First-class Award in Scientific and Technological Progress
Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and Mok Hing Yiu Professor of Medicine;
Prof. Henry L.K. Chan, Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Director, Institute of Digestive Disease;
Prof. Jun Yu and Prof. Vincent W.S. Wong, Professors, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics
Second-class Awards in Natural Sciences
Prof. Ka-hou Chu, Professor, School of Life Sciences;
Prof. Renbao Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Physics;
Prof. Yixiang Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology; Prof. Charlie C.L. Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering
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