Events

19 September 2017 (Tuesday)
Launch of Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at the Cornell University
Launch of Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at the Cornell University

Launch of Kwok Hospitality Awards for Hospitality Study at the Cornell University

On 19 September 2017 the Dean of the Hotel School of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”) Professor Kaye Chon hosted a ceremony at PolyU celebrating the launch of the new Kwok Hospitality Awards for hospitality study at the Cornell University (“Cornell”). The ceremony included the signing of the agreements between PolyU, Cornell and the Association, was attended by more than 60 Year 1 PolyU Hospitality students. The new Kwok Hospitality Awards will sponsor two students each year from PolyU’s Hotel School to study at Cornell’s Hotel School for one semester. The Awards, covering tuition, accommodation, health insurance and travelling expenses, are available starting Spring Semester 2018.


 

13 September 2017 (Wednesday)
Briefing Session of Kwok Scholarships at the University of Science & Technology
Briefing Session of Kwok Scholarships at the University of Science & Technology

Briefing Session of Kwok Scholarships at the University of Science & Technology

On 13 September 2017 the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology hosted a briefing session for its students. Mrs Helen Donovan, manager of the Association, provided a briefing of the Kwok Scholarships to study bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees at the University of Oxford and Yale University. Mr James Chan, Kwok Scholar 2013, talked about his experience of Master in Public Policy at the University of Oxford.

 

22 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2017
Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2017

Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2017

The Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Dinner 2017 was held on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at The Dynasty Club, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Ten Kwok Scholars shared their stories, updates and thoughts on current issues. Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, the University of Oxford, provided a talk giving fresh perspective on the reshaping of global order. Guests including The Honorable Starry Lee Wai-king and Professor Tony F Chan had attended.

“How the internet contributes to a post-truth society when it comes to political debate” by Charles Wang


 

11 September 2015 (Friday)
Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2015
Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2015

Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and Annual Dinner 2015

The Kwok Scholars Association Roundtable and 2015 Annual Dinner was held on Friday 11 September 2015 at the Dynasty Club, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Nine Kwok Scholars, including the four new Kwok Scholars about to head off to Oxford, namely Ankie Ng (MPP, 2015/16), Jingwen Tong (MPP, 2015/16), Brian Wong (PPE, 2015/18) and Charles Wang (PPE, 2015/18), made presentations on public policy topics and shared their experiences in relation to them. The two scholars who were not able to attend sent messages while Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, joined the Roundtable by video link.

Just before going to Oxford, Brian Wong (PPE, 2015/18) and Jingwen Tong (MPP, 2015/16) talk about why they were attracted to study there.


 

13 September 2014 (Saturday)
James Chan, Kwok Scholar 2013/14
James Chan, Kwok Scholar 2013/14

Launch of Kwok Scholarships for undergraduate study at Oxford University

Four Seasons Hotel

On 13 September 2014 the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton hosted an event at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong celebrating the launch of the new Kwok Scholarships for undergraduate study at the University funded by Dr Walter Kwok Ping Sheung JP.

The event included a briefing session on undergraduate study at Oxford, attended by more than 100 principals, guidance counsellors and students from the top local and international secondary schools in Hong Kong, and underlined Oxford's commitment to attracting the brightest students from around the world.

The new Kwok Scholarships for undergraduate study at the University of Oxford was then launched with a special ceremony with Professor Andrew Hamilton and Dr Walter Kwok. The Kwok Scholarships, covering education and living expenses, provide full funding for two exceptional undergraduate students from Hong Kong and China each year starting in October 2015. The scholarships are for students who intend to return to Hong Kong or China on completion of their studies to develop a career in public service for the benefit of the Hong Kong community and betterment of China. This award is an addition to the existing Kwok Scholarships for the Master of Public Policy Programme at Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government.

Professor Andrew Hamilton said, "Oxford is now home to 104 students from Hong Kong (of which 60 are undergraduates) and this number has grown every year for the past four years. I am very proud that we will be able to attract many more talented students from this city, regardless of their financial background, through the Kwok Scholarships."

He added, "Oxford has a strong record in educating world leaders, so it offers the perfect environment for Hong Kong students to develop the skills and experience needed for a vibrant career in public service."

The announcement further strengthens the deep connection between Oxford and Hong Kong as demonstrated by the opening of the new Dickson Poon Oxford China Centre building in Oxford, UK, which took place on 8 September 2014.

For more information on the Kwok Scholarships for undergraduate study at Oxford, click here.


 

11 September 2014 (Thursday)
Kwok Scholars Association Dinner 2014
Kwok Scholars Association Dinner

Kwok Scholars Association Dinner

China Club, Central, Hong Kong

On 11 September 2014, Kwok Scholars Association hosted it inaugural Dinner with the past and prospective Kwok Scholars. Attendees included Dr. Walter Kwok, Sir David Akers-Jones, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamilton, President of the HKUST, Professor Tony Chan, the inaugural Kwok Scholars, Mr Ayo Chan (Kwok Scholar 2012/13), Mr James Chan (Kwok Scholar 2013/14) and Ms Gu Chun (Kwok Scholar 2014/15).


 

17 December 2012 (Wednesday)
Professor Ngaire Woods
Professor Ngaire Woods

Lecture: "Leadership in an Age of Crisis"

by Professor Ngaire Woods, Inaugural Dean, Blavatnik School of Government Professor of Global Economic Governance, University of Oxford

Social Science Chamber, 11/F The Jockey Club Tower Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

 

25 October 2011 (Tuesday)
Professor Ngaire Woods
Professor Ngaire Woods

Launch of Kwok Scholarships for MPP Programme at the Blavanik School of Government, University of Oxford / Lecture: "Better Governance in the 21st Century"

by Professor Ngaire Woods, Inaugural Dean, Blavatnik School of Government Professor of Global Economic Governance, University of Oxford

The Hong Kong Bankers Club, 43/F, Gloucester Tower The Landmark, 16 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong