Newsletter No. 306

第 306 期 2007 年 11 月 4 日 No. 306 4 November 2007 第三零六期 二零零七年十一月四日 No. 306 4 November 2007 中大教学酒店平顶 Topping-Out Ceremony for Teaching Hotel 左起:梁志坚先生、刘遵义教授、郑家纯博士、郑维健博士、冼为坚博士及廖柏伟教授 From left: Mr. Stewart C. K. Leung, Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Dr. Cheng Kar-shun, Henry, Dr. Edgar W.K.Cheng, Dr. David W.K. Sin, and Prof. Liu Pak-wai 由 新世界发展有限公司兴建、位处中大校园内的 教学酒店于10月17日举行平顶典礼。这所全港 首间的教学酒店分为酒店及教学设施两部分,酒店部 分预计于2008年年底开幕。 教学酒店毗邻大学火车站及公共交通交汇处,包含一 所面积达五万平方米并设有567个房间的国际酒店, 设施包括水疗中心、25米室外游泳池、健身室、网球 场、宴会厅、商务中心及中西餐厅等。教学设施部分 则达一万平方米,设有办公室、课室、小组研讨室、 实验室、实验餐厅、展馆等,这些教学设施届时将与 以酒店管理学驰誉世界的美国康乃尔大学看齐,为中 大酒店及旅游管理学院的研究及教学提供长期观察及 实验基地,有助学院开办酒店管理的专业培训及深造 课程。 出席平顶典礼的主礼嘉宾包括新世界发展有限公司董 事总经理郑家纯博士、执行董事冼为坚博士、执行董 事兼集团总经理梁志坚先生、中大校董会主席郑维健 博士、校长刘遵义教授和副校长廖柏伟教授。 校长刘遵义教授致辞时指出,世界一流的酒店管理学院 大都设有其教学酒店,相信教学酒店启用后,中大酒店 及旅游管理学院很快能够跻身世界级酒店管理学院之 列,在培训专才、促进相关研究等方面作出重要贡献。 酒店及旅游管理学院院长李金汉教授表示,「教学酒 店是学院教育哲学的清楚宣告。教学酒店亦提供一个 平台,让理论与最佳实务不住经常互相印证。」 A topping-out ceremony was held on 17 October for the University’s teaching hotel which is developed by New World Development Company Limited (NWD) on CUHK campus. The hotel, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, comprises both hotel and teaching facilities. The hotel is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. Situated right next to the KCR University Station, the 50,000 m 2 structure features 567 rooms, a spa, a 25 m outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, a tennis court, 香港中文大学成立 和声书院 CUHK to Establish Lee Woo Sing College 中 大校董会于10月9日通过接受一笔港 币一亿五千万元的捐款,成立和声书 院。这所新书院计划录取600名宿生及不多于 600名走读生。 社会人士对中大书院制的热心支持,令刘遵 义校长十分鼓舞。他表示:「中大一向十分 重视书院制,书院所提供的亲切环境、通识 教育和非形式教育,对培育优秀同学非常重 要。五所新书院已可提供足够名额与新设 施,供在2012年新增的三千多名本科生享 用。」自2006年5月以来,大学获多笔钜额 捐款,迄今已分别成立了晨兴书院、善衡书 院、敬文书院、伍宜孙书院及和声书院。 捐赠者命名新书院为和声书院,是要表扬李 和声先生长期以来对发展和优化教育事业的 热诚和贡献。李和声先生担任中大校董和逸 夫书院校董多年,现同时出任逸夫书院校董 会副主席及大学校董会执行委员会成员。 T he CUHK Council approved on 9 October 2007 the acceptance of a major pledge of HK$150 million for the establishment of Lee Woo Sing College, the fifth new College established within 18 months. The College will accommodate 600 residential students and up to 600 commuters. Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said, ‘CUHK takes great pride in its college system, which has contributed in very significant ways to the quality of the students. The University has been able to obtain donations to establish five new Colleges to provide sufficient places and new facilities for over 3,000 additional undergraduates in 2012.’ The newly established Colleges are Morningside College, S.H. Ho College, C.W. Chu College, Wu Yee Sun College, and Lee Woo Sing College. The anonymous donor chooses to name the new College after Mr. Lee Woo-sing because he has great admiration and respect for Mr. Lee’s commitment to education. Having served for many years as a member of the Council of CUHK and the Board of Trustees of Shaw College, Mr. Lee is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shaw College, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of the University. function rooms, business centres and restaurants. These facilities will also be used by the school for training and practicum purposes. The teaching facilities include a 10,000 m² complex for offices, classrooms, breakout rooms, laboratories, an experimental restaurant and a gallery. The teaching facilities will be comparable to those at the world-renowned Cornell Hotel School. The teaching hotel will provide a longitudinal and experimental base for education and research at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM). It will also enable the school to hold different executive education programmes. Officiating at the ceremony were Dr. Cheng Kar-shun, Henry, managing director of NWD; Dr. Edgar W.K. Cheng, Council Chairman of CUHK; Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice- Chancellor of CUHK; Dr. David W.K. Sin, executive director of NWD; Mr. Stewart C.K. Leung, executive director and group general manager of NWD; and Prof. Liu Pak-wai, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK. In his address, Prof. Lawrence J. Lau said that all premier hotel schools have their own teaching hotels. He believed that the completion of the teaching hotel would give the SHTM a leg up in its bid to become a world-class hotel school. It would also play a pivotal role in grooming talent for the industry and facilitating relevant studies at the University. Prof. Lee Kam-hon, director of SHTM said, ‘The Teaching Hotel is a manifesto of our education philosophy. It is also a mechanism to facilitate intensive and regular interaction between theories and best practices.’

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