MUST Chancellor receives Honorary Professorship from mainland university

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Issue 489, Page 5
Word count: 377
Published in: Macau Daily Times

By Poyi (Natalie) Leung

Dr Liu Chak Wan, the Chancellor and Council Chairman of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), was yesterday conferred the title of Honorary Professor by the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to recognise his contribution to the field of higher education.

The conferment ceremony was held at the MUST campus and was attended by council members, principal staff, teachers and students of the university as well as committee members of the MUST Foundation.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), Huang Chenghui, also presented at yesterday’s ceremony to award the certificate of the honorary title to Dr Liu.

In his speech given at the auditorium, Dr Liu thanked the support of NJUCM during the establishment of the Faculty of Chinese Medicine at MUST and also over the past eight years in assisting with updating courses.

“Since the founding of the [Nanjing] university over 50 years ago, NJUCM has been regarded as the ‘cradle of higher education in Chinese medicine. Personnel training is the foundation of contributing to society and future generations,” Dr Liu said.

“Training of Chinese medicine professionals is a very important part for the medicine sector of Macau. The development of the MUST Faculty of Chinese Medicine and its subsidiary hospital injects new vitality into the cultivation of such talents,” he added.

Dr Liu was a member of the Macau SAR Preparatory Committee, the Macau SAR Basic Law Drafting Committee and the Macau SAR Basic Law Advisory Committee.

And he is now a member of the Macau SAR Executive Council, the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and also a vice chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Macau.

Founding MUST in 2000, Dr Liu also set up the International School of Macau in 2002, the MUST Foundation in 2003 as well as the University Hospital in 2006.

Prior to yesterday’s ceremony, he was conferred by the Hong Kong Baptist University the title of Honorary Fellow in 2007.

In addition, Dr Liu advocates the enhancement of Chinese education and scientific research systems, cooperation with western countries in order to introduce advanced teaching resources to the Chinese nation and also the inter-relationship between public education and elite education.


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