Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 5 Marí¬Apr 1970

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 V O L U M E S IX M A R C H - A P R IL 1970 N U M B ER F I V E C O N T E N TS Page New Facilities for United College . . 1 Vice-Chancellor attends Inauguration of President of University of Hawai i 2 Public Lectures given by Wo r ld History Consultants 4 Gifts to the University 5 Registrar speaks at C U HK Students Ballot Counting Ceremony . . . 5 Seminars of The Comparative and 6 International Education Society . . Personalia 7 Staff Profiles 7 Comings and Goings 8 College News 9 N e w Fac i l i t i es f o r U n i t ed Co l l ege United College was founded in 1956 by the amalgamation of five post-secondary college s which combined their resources in order to provide a more efficient system of higher education for both refugee and local students. When The Chinese University of Hong Kong was formed in 1963 úČ it became one of the three Foundation Colleges of the University. F r om inception, United College has been faced with the problem of accommodation. A t present, the College is housed in various buildings leased f r om the Hong Kong Government, located on Bonham Road, H i gh Street and Cain e Lane in the western part of Hong Kong Island. The premises on Bonham Road were acquired in 1962 and presently house the main administrative offices, the Library, lecture rooms an d staff offices of the Faculty of Arts, a 40-booth Language Laboratory, the College Hall and the Student Union. I n 1964, a part of the Pathologica l Institute Building on Caine Lane was rented to provide space for science laboratories. These facilitie s were augmented two years later b y the acquisition of the former Disinfecting Station on Caine Lane for use as additional laboratories, lecture rooms and staff offices of the Faculty of Science. I n January 1969 úČ a Government building on H i gh Street was obtained t o provide space for the Bursar's Office, more lecture rooms and staff offices for the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science. This building was made available as a substitute for the premises previously occupied by the College on Eastern Street which the Government demolished in connection w i th the erection of a hospital. The vexing problem of accommodation which the College has faced in th e past w i ll soon dissipate . The Master Development Plan for the 333-acre site of The Chinese University near Shatin in the New Territories includes the construction of a comple x of new buildings fo r United College on a plateau at the top of a mountain 460 feet above sea level. Construction of these buildings is scheduled to start in mid-summer with completion projected not later than August 1971. This will enable all activities of the College t o be re-located next year during the summer vacation period and permit full-scale operation on the new campus by the start of academic year 1971/72. Included in the United College building programme are the following projects: