Newsletter No. 303

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter 中大的新成员:2007年「新鲜人」 New Members of CUHK: 2007 Freshmen 踏 入8月,经过漫长而 宁静的暑假,似乎 沉睡了的校园又苏醒过来, 各项热闹的迎新活动相继展 开,在24日踏入高潮。一如 去年,在今年四院会师中, 参加迎新营的新生用不同颜 色的雨伞拼出图案和文字,为 他们往后几年的校园生活揭开 序幕。这些中大的新成员,又 在8月31日到邵逸夫堂参加本 年度的本科新生入学典礼。 刘遵义校长在典礼上致词,分 别就治学和待人之道,向新生 提出三点忠告。在治学上,他 首先提醒大家要谦逊;第二是 要有怀疑精神;第三是要有所 取舍。在待人接物上,他勉励大家无论待人待己都要 真诚;另外还要宽容;第三是要公正。 最后他希望学生积极投入校园生活:「你们的教育应 掌握在自己手中,建立人脉,尽情享受校园的学生生 活和学习。希望你们能善用在中大的这几年时间,让 香港中文大学成为你迈向精彩人生的转捩点。」 中大今年各项招生成绩均令人振奋,录取的新生都是 本地及境内外的精英。在本地生方面,中大今年透 过联招共录取2,388名学生,当中第一组别人数高达 2,337名,占98%。全港在高级程度会考中考获3A或 以上成绩的考生,有近43%获中大录取。录取学生 中,拥有高考A级成绩的高达989人。今年以中大为 第一志愿的学生共有1,549人,占全数的32%,而会考 和高考综合成绩最佳的1,000名联招新生中,有近半 (478名)选择中大。今年共有407名学生循「优先录 取计划」报读大学,当中404人选择中大,占总数的 99.3%,中大录取了182人,当中在中学会考考获八 科或以上A级的有46名,比去年增加了70%。本校还 通过「校长推荐计划」及「自荐计划」,分别招收了 76名和59名优秀学生,20名杰出运动员则通过「运动 员奖学金计划」入读中大。 在非联招方面,今年录取了400多名新生,当中90多 名直接入读二年级,另外20多名循拔尖途径入读一年 级。还有一位在会考成绩优异的14岁学生,以特别生 身分入学,并将于2008年循非联招拔尖途径入读医科 一年级。 在非本地新生方面,中大今年经 「全国普通高校统一招生计划」 在内地2 5省/直辖市共招收了 251名新生。他们都是内地考生 中的佼佼者。在有考生排名或分 数段资料的省市中,本校录取了 当中十个省市排名在前三名的考 生;在所有录取考生中,排在全 省市十名内的有30人,排名在 前500名的更多达171人。除了 内地生外,今年报读中大的海 外学生人数比去年增加了近半 (47%)。由于竞争激烈,今 年获录取的60名申请人,成绩 均异常优秀。现时在中大就读 的境外学生,包括研究生及交 换生,共超过2,800名。 报读中大的人数近年续有增加,显示本校深得学生和 家长信任,入学及学生资助处处长周陈文琬女士对此 感到欣慰。她说:「我们的各项招生工作有如此理想 的成果,实有赖各院系老师的热心参与,以及各收生 委员会和服务单位同仁的大力支持。本校优良的师 资、秀美的校园和理想的学习环境,以及多元化的学 科,都是吸引出色学生来此就读的关键因素。」 T he campus that had gone into dormancy during the summer break came to life again in August as a series of activities organized for the new students were set in motion. On 24 August, the assembly of the heart- shape human jigsaws by new students on the University Mall marked the climax of these activities. On 31August, these new members of the CUHK community attended the Inauguration Ceremony. Addressing the freshmen at the ceremony, Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor of the University, gave them some useful pieces of advice. With regard to learning, he advised them to be humble, sceptical and selective. With regard to treating other people, he urged them to be honest with both themselves and others, be tolerant and be fair. When concluding his speech, he encouraged the freshmen to be an active member of the University community, ‘You should take your education in your own hand, build up your own network and enrich yourselves through immersion into the student life and intellectual life on campus. Do make the best of your stay here, and let The Chinese University of Hong Kong make a real difference to your life.’ These freshmen are all high-calibre students recruited locally and overseas. For this year’s local intake, we made a total of 2,388 admission offers via JUPAS. Among them, 2,337 are Band A choice candidates, accounting for 98% of the total number admitted. About 43% HKALE candidates with 3As or above are admitted to CUHK. Moreover, the number of students admitted with Grade As in HKALE is 989. This year, 1,549 students put CUHK as their first choice, accounting for 32% of the total. Of the 1,000 JUPAS applicants with the best average results, nearly half (478) opted for CUHK. This year also saw 182 outstanding secondary six students admitted to CUHK through the Early Admissions Scheme. Forty-six of these students had obtained 8As or above in the HKCEE, 70% more than last year. Of all the 407 students eligible for the scheme, 404 opted for the University, amounting to 99.3%. CUHK admitted 76 and 59 outstanding students respectively under the School Principals’ Nomination Scheme and the Self-recommendation Scheme this year. Twenty exceptional athletes have also been admitted to the University through the Sports Scholarship Scheme. This year, CUHK has admitted some 400 non-JUPAS applicants, of which over 90 were admitted to the second year of the undergraduate programmes, and 20 were admitted to first year through the Early Admission Scheme. A 14-year-old top scorer in the HKCEE was admitted as an associate student and will begin her Medical Studies next year. For the non-local intake, this year saw 251 outstanding mainland students from 25 provinces and municipalities admitted to CUHK through the National Unified Universities and Colleges Entrance Examination System. We have recruited from among the top three scorers in provinces and municipalities where rankings or score bands are announced; 30 of our recruited students are among the top 10 in their respective provinces/municipalities; 171 are among the top 500. In terms of international recruitment, the number of applications has increased by 47% over last year’s. As a result of keen competition for admission, the 60 non-local undergraduates we admitted this year are of exceptionally high quality. At present, there are over 2,800 non-local students at CUHK, including postgraduate and exchange students. Mrs. Grace Chow, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, was pleased to see that more and more students and their parents have given our University a vote of trust. She said, ‘Our admission activities would not have yielded such satisfactory results without the participation and support of teachers from the departments and faculties, members of the admission committees and colleagues from other service units. They had showcased the quality of our professoriate team, our beautiful campus and ideal learning environ- ment. These I believe are some of the major factors taken into consideration by students when deciding where to go for their undergraduate education.

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