Message from Professor Xiang Zhang President and Vice-Chancellor for UG Class of 2020

June 18, 2020

Dear Class of 2020,

Allow me to offer my warmest congratulations as you complete your undergraduate studies. I am extremely proud of you for showing extraordinary courage and compassion during these troubling times.

I know that campus life is a very important component of the university experience, which because of COVID-19 had to come to an abrupt end. We switched to online teaching and you responded with remarkable resilience, fortitude and innovation. Our professors battled against the virus and shared lessons learnt from Asia with the global community. I am heartened to know that some of you have been helping the underprivileged, including teaching secondary students to bridge digital divide.

The world has changed in ways that none of us could have imagined. While everyone is struggling to find new alternatives and solutions, we are also re-doubling our efforts to empower you to achieve your full potential. We are happy to announce, in the meantime, two new programmes to offer more opportunities and choices for our fresh graduates going forward:

The HKU TPG Scholarship for UG Class of 2020
Aspiring students who wish to pursue graduate studies during these unconventional times may apply for tuition funding.

HKU Internship Programme
Fresh graduates who want to gain valuable work experience and contribute to their alma mater may take part in the 4-month Internship.

Members of the Class of 2020, you are a special cohort. I am sure with your HKU education, you possess the leadership qualities to not only step boldly into an uncharted landscape but also forge new paths to a brighter future.

Stay connected with your alma mater. We are here for you.


Professor Xiang Zhang

President and Vice-Chancellor

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