During the Gala Months from December 2011 to February 2012, satellite programmes were organised for the University Family and the entire community.

You can organise your own HOME PARTY - gather your classmates, family, colleagues and friends; order the Centenary wines, T-shirts and souvenirs. Here is a Working Menu for you.

Party on the "HKU 100" Tram

SHARE THE JOY ON THE "HKU 100" TRAM - students, alumni and staff booked the "HKU 100" tram for reunions, parties and SERVICE 100 projects!

Passengers also took self-guided tours by making use of a free mobile app, the "HK Tram Trail". This app was designed and developed by the Department of Urban Planning and Design.

"HKU Memories from the Archives" Exhibition

The exhibition was co-organised by the University Archives and the University Museum and Art Gallery, and run from December 7, 2011 to March 18, 2012. It showcased different exhibits from the Second World War to the post-war developments of the University. Many of the exhibits were displayed for the very first time. Four guided tours were conducted by Ms Stacey Gould 古達詩女士, the University Archivist, and Mr Yeung Chun-Tong 楊春棠館長 of the University Museum and Art Gallery.

HKUSA Christmas Party 2011

6:30 pm
Commencement of Event

"The Salisbury" - YMCA of Hong Kong
(41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Members: HK$350
Non-members: HK$380
(Adult & Child - same price)

Jewel of the Sea:
Exploring Tung Ping Chau with Professor Chan Lung-sang

Tung Ping Chau is a remote island which has long been recognised as a special area of scientific interest in terms of the geology and marine ecology. This remarkable island is characterised by perfectly bedded, sometimes fossilised sedimentary rocks, revealing more of the history of this part of the world during the past 60 million years. It has been part of the Hong Kong Geopark since 2009.

On June 17, over 70 alumni, students and friends explored many interesting and rarely seen geological features, including the Watch Tower Rocks (更樓石) and Lung Lok Shui (龍落水), with Professor Chan Lung-sang from Department of Earth Sciences.

HKU Campus Tour and Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail

A group of alumni from overseas and Hong Kong reminisced about their student life on campus through joining the Campus Tour, guided by students' Green Gown Guides. After lunch, they visited selected historical spots on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail, and the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum in Central and Western districts.

HKU Campus Tour and Visit to Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

In the morning, HKU's Green Gown Guides shared stories with alumni and friends of the historical landmarks on the Main Campus, including the Main Building, Hung Hing Hing Building, and the
Dr Sun Yat-sen statue at the Lily Pond. After lunch, they visited the Medical Faculty for exhibitions. Guided tours to the School of Chinese Medicine and Department of Anatomy were also arranged.

Dinner at the Hong Kong University
Alumni Association (HKUAA) Clubhouse

6:00pm (Reception) 7:00pm (Dinner)

Alumni and friends enjoyed traditional Guangdong dishes at HKUAA Clubhouse
(1/F, Yip Fung Building, 2 D'Aguilar Street, Central)

HKU x SJC Centenary Round the Island

In celebration of the centenaries of HKU and St. John's College (SJC), the St. John's College Alumni Association organised a special Centenary Round the Island (RTI).

The RTI is an annual sport activity of St. John's College. For the first time, all HKU students, staff and alumni were welcome to participate for a good cause. All enrolment fees, without deductions, totalled $52,000, which was donated to The People's Food Bank of the St James' Settlement 聖雅各福群會眾膳坊 to provide food for street sleepers and emergency food supplies for the poor to relieve their hunger.

Runners started from St. John's College at 82 Pokfulam Road at midnight, passing through Causeway Bay, Shau Kei Wan, Tai Tam, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. The award presentation ceremony was held at the cocktail reception of the Centenary Gala Dinner.

Panel Discussion of the Presidents Summit

The Presidents Summit, held on December 18, provided an opportunity for heads of leading universities from around the world to discuss and debate the theme of "East Meets West" in the context of higher education. Issues discussed include synergy, competition and collaboration, internationalisation, mass vs. elite education, public vs. private funding, and current challenges in higher education from different international perspectives.

Presidents Summit: Presentations | Videos | Photos www.als.hku.hk/hkucao/ps2011/

HKUGA Xinhai Revolution 100th Anniversary Series:
Hong Kong and Xinhai Revolution Historical Trail

This Historical Trail includes 25 spots in the areas of Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan and Central where
Dr Sun studied, lived and held meetings with his fellow revolutionaries.

The Centenary Gala Dinner at
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Over 5,300 alumni, staff, students, international university presidents and friends, and many more on campus and around the world joined The Centenary Gala Dinner on December 18.

4-Day Tour to Kaiping, Guangdong
Guided by an HKU Architecture colleague

Over 20 alumni joined an Architecture Tour, guided by an HKU Architecture colleague. They visited World Heritage Sites in Kaiping, Guangdong, including Yinglonglou 迎龍樓, the oldest Diaolou 碉樓 in Kaiping; Majianglong 馬降龍; Zhihuan Village 芝環里; Jinjiang Village 錦江里; Zili village 自力村;
Fang Clan Watchtower 方氏燈樓; and Nanlou 南樓.

HKU Heritage Trails

HKU Story 港大故事

HKU has witnessed the changes to Hong Kong and grown with the city. A tour on the history of HKU and its influence on Hong Kong's development, guided by Dr Joseph Ting 丁新豹博士, was organised for alumni and friends of the University. Dr Ting is a historian who graduated from HKU, where he majored in Chinese Literature and History. He is also a former Chief Curator of the Hong Kong History Museum.

Convocation Forum
The Future of The University of Hong Kong

The purpose of the forum was to provide an avenue for Convocation members to discuss the future role of the University in the context of a changing Hong Kong and China, and indeed the world. The University has made significant contributions for its stakeholders in the first hundred years since its inception in 1911. In celebration of the HKU Centenary, it was an opportune time to reflect and consider what the institution should aim to do in the coming decades.

It was in the spirit of exploration that Convocation invited the following distinguished speakers to share with us their thoughts on the future direction of The University of Hong Kong:

  • Professor Edward Chen (陳坤耀), Former President of Lingnan University and former director of The Centre for Asian Studies, HKU
  • Professor Roland Chin (錢大康), Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, The University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Sun Kwok (郭新), Dean of Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong
  • Mr Antony Leung (梁錦松), Former Chairman of University Grants Commission and Education Commission

Revisit the Convocation Forum: www.hku.hk/convocat

Convocation of The University of Hong Kong (香港大學畢業生議會) is a statutory body comprising graduates and teaching staff of the University.

University Life Trio: Parents, Students and the University

Over 400 parents of first-year undergraduates attended the "University Life Trip: Parents, Students and the University". Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui welcomed and thanked the parents at a tea reception at University Lodge.

HKU Centenary Marathon Team 2012


Over 2,600 HKU Centenary Marathon Team runners participated in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon on Feb 5! And, over 250 students, staff, alumni and runners' families cheered for the runners along the various race routes.

For the first time, we have FOUR winners:

Ms Yu Wing-hay, a medical student
10km Challenge: Champion (Women's Senior); 2nd Runner up (Women's overall)

Mr Chan Wah-kwai
10km Challenge (Men's Master 2): 2nd Runner up

Ms Rachel Sproston
Half Marathon (Women's Master 1): Champion

Dr Angela Leung:
Full Marathon (Women's Master 2): Champion

Convocation Forum
"If I were the Chief Executive: Voices from the New Generation"

HKU Convocation and the 30SGroup
jointly organised a forum where the new generation from different backgrounds, many of them HKU alumni, are invited to share their views on social topics and voice their aspirations.

Revisit the Convocation Forum: www.hku.hk/convocat

Convocation of The University of Hong Kong (香港大學畢業生議會) is a statutory body comprising graduates and teaching staff of the University.