CityU receives HK$500 million donation to promote One Health

Dear colleagues, students and alumni,

We are delighted to share with you the exciting news that the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (the Trust) has made a generous donation of HK$500 million to CityU, the largest single donation the University has ever received.

We are deeply grateful to the Trust for this valuable gift, which will have a transformational impact on CityU’s One Health initiative to promote human health, animal health and environmental health in Hong Kong and the region.

The donation will support the construction of the Jockey Club One Health Tower, an iconic building on campus that will have top-notch facilities. It will also house CityU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

The College, which will also be named Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, is a strategic initiative developed in collaboration with Cornell University, our long-term academic partner. It will conduct interdisciplinary research, train high-level veterinary professionals, address critical public health and food safety issues, and set the standard for excellence in veterinary medicine and One Health science throughout Asia.

In terms of hardware, the 12-storey Tower, with a floor area of 16,500 square metres, will be developed at the original site of the Sports Hall. It will add much-needed extra space for teaching and learning, provide for new offices and laboratories, as well as an enlarged sports hall with an indoor running track and other enhanced facilities.

In addition, it will include an elegant 1,500-seat auditorium for major performances, conferences, Congregation, our annual Arts Festival and other major events in support of the development of the arts and creativity on campus.

Communications and Public Relations Office
22 November 2017

城大獲五億港元捐款 推動「健康一體化」

各位同事、同學及校友:

很高興在此向大家分享一則令人振奮的好消息:城大獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金(基金)慷慨捐贈五億港元,為大學歷來獲贈最大筆的單次捐款。

城大衷心感謝基金的捐贈,支持大學在亞洲區內全力推動「健康一體化」,帶來變革創新,促進人類、動物和環境健康。

捐款將資助在校園內興建一座設備先進的「賽馬會健康一體化大樓」;香港首家動物醫學及生命科學院也將設置於大樓內,並命名為「賽馬會動物醫學及生命科學院」(學院)。

學院是城大與長期合作夥伴,美國康奈爾大學共同建立的策略項目。學院將推動跨學科研究、培訓動物醫學專業人才、應對重要公共衛生和食物安全議題,並建構亞洲區動物醫學和「健康一體化」科學的卓越水平。

新大樓將於校內運動中心原址興建,樓高12層,總面積達16,500平方米,將為大學增加額外的學習空間、新辦公室和實驗室。樓內亦將建設一座更寬廣的運動中心,有室內跑道及其他新增的運動設施。

新大樓另一重要設施是一座設有1,500個座位的典雅演奏廳,為各種重大表演、大型會議、畢業典禮、每年一度的藝術節及其他重要活動提供場所,促進校園的文化藝術和創意。

傳訊及公關處
2017年11月22日