Grant Giving Over the Years
Grant Giving Over the Years

PolyU 80th Anniversary ‧ The D. H. Chen Foundation Nobel Laureate Lecture Series

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    University students, academic community and the general public
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Fostering Knowledge Convergence and Innovation Exchange

Year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”). With the Motto of “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, PolyU has achieved immensely in the past eight decades and its contribution to the Hong Kong community is tremendous.

The Foundation is proud to collaborate with PolyU to host its 80th Anniversary Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, bringing internationally-esteemed Scholars to Hong Kong to share their stimulating thoughts and insights in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Economic Science with the Hong Kong community.

  • Lecture title: “RNA sorting and packaging in extracellular vesicles secreted by mammalian cells”

    Date: March 14, 2017

    Prof. Randy W. Schekman
    2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • Lecture title: “Why Should We Teach Technological Entrepreneurship in Universities?”

    Date: April 20, 2017

    Prof. Dan Shechtman
    2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Date: November 7, 2017

    Prof. Johann Deisenhofer
    1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Date: November 21, 2017

    Prof. Robert F. Engle
    2003 Noble Prize in Economic Sciences

  • Date: November 22, 2017

    Prof. Aaron Ciechanover
    2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Commenting on the unprecedented partnership, Mr. Chan Tze-ching, Council Chairman of PolyU expressed “PolyU is grateful to The D. H. Chen Foundation for its generous support towards the Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, a major celebratory event of the University’s 80th Anniversary.  Through the Lecture Series, which echoes our Anniversary Theme ‘Opening Minds ‧ Shaping the Future’, the academic community and the public at large will be enlightened by the stimulating insights and perspectives of the Nobel Laureates and inspired to help shape the future by bringing positive change to the world.”

  • Prof. Randy W. Schekman sheds light on his journey to the groundbreaking discovery

  • First Lecture of the Series on March 14, 2017

  • Prof. Dan Shechtman shares his insights on the importance of technological entrepreneurship in universities

  • (From left) Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Mr. Alan Chow, Prof. Dan Shechtman, Prof. Timothy W. Tong, Mr. Cheung Wai Hing, Mr. Paul Lam and Prof. Wing-tak Wong

The Foundation hopes that through the Series, we will further promote our efforts in fostering high-quality exchanges of knowledge within the community and inspiring young minds to drive positive change to society and the world at large.

For more details, please visit the webpage of the Nobel Laureate Lecture Series.

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