EdUHK Confers Honorary Doctorates
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) conferred honorary doctorates on four distinguished individuals today (6 December), in recognition of their significant contributions in advancing education and related fields.
The recipients were (in alphabetical order of surname):
• Professor Harold Abelson – Doctor of Education, honoris causa
• Professor Michael Connelly – Doctor of Education, honoris causa
• Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak, GBS, OStJ, JP – Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa
• Dr Tan Dun – Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa
Presiding over the ceremony was EdUHK Council Chairman Dr David Wong Yau-kar. Dr Joseph Lee received the honour in person, while the conferment on the other recipients was conducted online due to travel restrictions.
Speaking at the ceremony, EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung paid tribute to the Honorary Doctorate recipients, lauding their unparalleled achievements. He said, “Each of them embodies exceptional talent and wisdom that have not only been instrumental to their success but are also the characteristics we seek to instil in our students. Their achievements are living proof that foresight, dedication and perseverance count. They are committed to and passionate about passing the torch to the younger generations, and deserve our greatest respect.”