Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology To Be Established at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Press Release k. 12/F. World Shipping w 7 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui, I Kowloon. i’. r- Facsimile No. 3436712.3 Facsimiie No. 5-8458986

Vice-Chancellor and Retidenr Professor Chio-Wei Woo. BS. MA, PhD

Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology

To Be Established at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology announces today the establishment of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology.

The Institute is to be supported by a seed grant of $100 million from Hong . Kong Telecommunications Limited for its first five years of operation (19890

94). The grant will meet start-up needs and operating costs. In announcing

/‘$he grant, Mr Michael Gale, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Telecom and a Member -e..

of the University Council, said, -"Money spent on education in the Information

Technology field is an investment in the future of Hong Kong. If Hong Kong is

to stay competitive, commerce and industry has a vital role to play in developing much needed expertise. In making this grant, Hong Kong Telecom is again demonstrating a major commitment to the future of Hong Kong and in particular, its Information Technology industry."

"TheUniversity wishes to express its gratitude to Hong Kong Telecom for its

very generous donation and for setting an example for Hong Kong's many local

.and multinational corporations," said Professor Chia-Wei Woo, Vice-Chancellor

and President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,

"Interdisciplinary research institutes are central to the academic plans and

research funding strategy of our University. .---a

They serve as a bridge between

-L;fthe University's academic endeavour and its collaboration with the private

sector."

The Institute will concentrate on areas crucial to the development of

information technology in Hong Kong. The range of research topics includes the

capabilities of real-time telecommunications, circuits and systems, electronic

devices and materials, cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence, as well as satellite and space communications. Coupled to the research will be the training of manpower urgently needed by Hong Kong's rapidly expanding information technological industry.

For further information, please call the Office of Public Affairs at 3- 3021410.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 30 October 1989

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