In his welcoming remarks, HKUST Council Chairman Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-Sing, GBM, GBS, JP, expressed his deep gratitude to all HKUST supporters on the University’s journey to excellence as a leading young university in the world. “In the future, Hong Kong will further integrate into the development of China and serve as an important role in the construction of cultural and economic exchange along the Belt and Road regions. Dr Eddy Li’s photography provided an opportunity for the HKUST community to understand the future opportunities of Hong Kong benefiting from the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as deepening our sense of national identity.” He also thanked the HKUST alumni artists Ms Vivian Ho, Ms Jeanie Leung, Mr Terence Pang and Ms Claudia Sin, for showcasing the diversity of HKUST aside of its traditional science, engineering and business feature.
At the event, Dr Eddy Li shared with the guests his encounters in the Belt and Road regions as well as his role as a businessman and photographer. Ms Vivian Ho, Ms Jeanie Leung, Mr Terence Pang and Ms Claudia Sin also shared their adventure and experience on their journeys to becoming an artist with the guests.
HKUST Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Professor Yang Wang, presented the guests the innovative fundraising project by NFT and the brand-new book “To Inspire. To Be Inspired”. “With the support of alumna Vivian Ho, The University is going to launch a NFT project based on her artwork of HKUST A-Z landmarks and key features to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the University. On the other hand, the new book features 30 stories of HKUST faculty, alumni and students, showcasing not just only our research and teaching excellence, but also our knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as the diversified development of our students and alumni.”
The opening event was well attended by over 50 guests, including HKUST friends and supporters, Court and Council Members, senior management members, staff and students. The exhibition takes place from now on till August 30, 2022 at Shaw Auditorium, HKUST.