Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 4 Dec 1968

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN VOLUME FIVE DECEMBER 1968 NUMBER FOUR CONT ENT S Page The New ASAIHL ........................... .....1 Building Development........................... ..... 4 Pre-Employment Lectures 1968-69 . . 4 New Committees......................................... 4 Appointments ......................................... 5 Members of Senate Committees . . . . 5 Members of Boards of Studies 1968-69 6 Staff Profiles ......................................... 7 Comings and G o in g s ........................... ..... 7 College News ......................................... 8 THE NEW ASAIHL On 6th December, 1968 Vice-Chancellor Choh-Ming Li was elected President of the Associa tion of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) at its Seventh General Con ference. He succeeded President Carlos P. Romulo of the University of the Philippines, who had served as President of the Association for the past two years. Dr. L i stated that he was very happy with the achievements of the Conference, which made important changes in the organization, functions and purposes of ASAIHL. We have created a new ASAIHL in the past three days, Dr. L i said. President Romulo, who will soon become the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, shared Dr. L is enthusiasm about the important achieve­ ments of the Conference. I am very happy about what we have accomplished, he said. "Now ASAIHL can become the instrument for building in Southeast Asia a system of university education second to none in the world. He added that the association of universities derives great strength from the fact that it is non-governmental and stands above politics. Dr. Toh Chin Chye, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Singapore and Minister of Science and Technology in the Singapore government, was elected Vice-President of the Association. Other members of the Administrative Board elected are Dr. Soemantri Brojonegore, Rector of the University of Indonesia and Minister of Mines in his govern ment; Rector Magnificus Jesus Diaz of Santo Tomas University, the Philippines; Venerable Thich Minh Chau, Rector, Van Hahn University, Vietnam; Dr. R.L. Huang, University of Malaysia; and Dr. I nsee Chandarasathit, Rector of Kasetsart University, Thailand. The Association decided to hold two seminars each year for the member universities. One of the two seminars for 1969 will be on "New Trends in the Social Sciences". A second seminar, part of a series on university development, will be on "Student Welfare . It is enlarging its Secretariat in Bangkok and creating there a clearing house of information about developments in higher education, and means to help universities obtain both professors and ad­ ministrators, and to facilitate the exchange of both faculty and students.

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