The "Outstanding Young Professorships Scheme" represents the University's commitment to excellence in nurturing rising stars and young talents.

An Outstanding Young Professorship will be awarded to a young scholar at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, for a five-year term, on a rotation basis.





An Outstanding Young Professorship may be perpetually named in honour of a donor, corporation or other honouree(s) as decided by the donor.

Donor Acknowledgement

An Inauguration Ceremony will be held in honour of the donors and the Outstanding Young Professors. The Outstanding Young Professor shall carry the name of the award on all occasions of public attention, including business cards and curriculum vitae, and in all academic publications.

Gift Requirement

An Outstanding Young Professorship is created with a donation of HK$5million, which will be matched dollar for dollar to establish an endowment generating an annual payout of 3% in support of the incumbent’s academic and research activities.




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