The University of Chicago announces the Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Man Lee Yuen.
A $30 million grant from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a non-profit institution and Hong Kong’s largest community benefactor, will support the construction of the University of Chicago’s new center in Hong Kong, establishing a hub for education, research and collaboration. It adds to and complements the University’s centers in Beijing and Delhi, expanding the University’s work and engagement in China and Asia.
The new facility will be named the Francis and Rose Yuen Center in Hong Kong, in honor of University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Man Lee Yuen, in recognition of their financial support of its construction, their dedication to the University’s global engagement and their long-standing commitment to the University’s work in Hong Kong and China. The announcement was made at an event in Hong Kong on Nov. 21.
The Yuen Center is scheduled to open in 2018. It will house a collection of programs of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, provide space and support for study abroad programs in the College, facilitate academic exchanges with regional partner institutions, and act as an intellectual home for faculty and student research, collaboration and engagement in Hong Kong, China and Asia. Booth’s programs at the Yuen Center will include the Booth Executive MBA Program Asia, as well as new and expanded programs on social innovation and entrepreneurship, which will strengthen Hong Kong’s social impact sector.
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