Welcome Message 2023

A warm and enthusiastic welcome to all of you to Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)! I am thrilled to have you all join our vibrant community.

At HKBU, our commitment to delivering an all-encompassing whole-person education remains steadfast. We aim to mould students into global citizens who not only excel in their academic pursuits but also embody creativity and compassion. As one of the premier institutions in Asia, we continuously strive to attain these goals while advancing towards a future that brims with opportunities.

Our robust 10-year strategic plan serves as our compass, leading us towards sustained growth and notable achievements. This plan encapsulates our desire to enhance the HKBU experience for our students, to bolster our research capabilities, and to broaden our investments in our people, facilities, and governance. We rely on the collective wisdom, efforts and commitment of our university community to fulfil our aspirations and ensure continuous success.

We take great pride in fostering a stimulating and inclusive environment where everyone's contributions are valued and respected. As you settle into your new role, you will discover a supportive atmosphere that encourages curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. You will also have the chance to work with esteemed colleagues and participate in various events that cultivate a culture of excellence.

New ideas, perspectives, and energy are the lifeblood of an institution's progress. We immensely value your unique insights and encourage you to put forth innovative solutions that have the potential of raising our benchmarks for education, research, and service. Together, we will achieve great heights and make a lasting difference in the lives of our students and society as a whole.

Once again, it's a pleasure to welcome you to our HKBU community. I wish you an enriching journey ahead and a triumphant start to your new chapter of life with us!

Prof Alexander Ping-kong WAI
President and Vice-Chancellor
Chair Professor of Photonics

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