Naming Ceremony of the Tin Ka Ping Education Library
To honour the Tin Ka Ping Foundation for the generous support it has given to the Faculty since 1991, the Education Library has been named the Tin Ka Ping Education Library at a ceremony held on April 12, 2017.
The Foundation has been supporting the Faculty since 1991 with the establishment of the Tin Ka Ping Visiting Fellowship Scheme that has enabled hundreds of Mainland academics and educators from different disciplines to come to HKU as Visiting Fellows. In 2013-14, the Foundation established a Training Programme for Principals from Gansu Province which allowed the Faculty to develop a pioneering cross-border training programme for principals of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and education directors at the province’s Ministry of Education. The Foundation’s recent donation will also be invaluable in supporting the Faculty’s long-term development by providing scholarships for our research postgraduate students, and grants for postgraduate and undergraduate students participating in experiential learning programmes.
The ceremony was led by Mr Tin Hing-Sin, Chairman of the Foundation; Mr Tin Wing Sin, the Foundation's Director; Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University; Professor Stephen Andrews, Dean of Education and Dr Y C Wan, Deputy University Librarian. Members of the Tin family, board members of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, and the HKU Foundation, as well as members of the Faculty also attended the ceremony. Students and staff will continually be able to recall the Tin Family's generosity towards HKU's Education Faculty by means of this recognition.