University of Chicago Opens Hong Kong Campus

University of Chicago officially opened The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018. A regional hub for ambitious research, education and collaboration, the new location is an important addition to the University’s international presence and engagement, expanding its intellectual contributions and academic collaborations in Hong Kong, China and Asia while bringing new opportunities for community partnerships and social impact.

Built on a historically important site at Mount Davis, The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong is supported by a grant received from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the site revitalization, by a leading gift from University Trustee Francis Tin Fan Yuen, AB’75, and his wife, Rose Wai Mun Yuen as well as by gifts from alumni, parents and friends. In addition, with a grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Heritage Preservation Project supported the restoration of the heritage buildings at the site and located on The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Heritage Campus, where tours and exhibitions highlighting the history of the site will be available to the public.

To officially mark the opening of The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the site. Activities began in parts of the facility earlier in the year. The Honorable Mrs. Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, attended the opening ceremony and congratulated the University in strengthening its engagement in Hong Kong and Asia. Approximately 250 guests including alumni, friends, leaders from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, University and community as well as neighbors attended the opening celebration.

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