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HKU Faculty of Dentistry Hosts “Hat-trick” Celebration of World’s No. 1 Ranking for Three Consecutive Years
“Hat-trick” cake-cutting ceremony by guests of honour Professor Thomas Flemmig, Professor Xiang Zhang, Professor Sophia Chan and Professor Arthur Li.
(20 November 2018 – Hong Kong) - The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong hosted a Reception to celebrate the Faculty being ranked World’s No 1 dental faculty by the QS World University Rankings by Subject for three consecutive years in 2016, 2017 and 2018 on 20 November 2018. The theme of the Reception is “Hat-trick” to symbolise the continuous success of the Faculty.
The event was attended by more than 200 guests including government officials, international scholars, dental professionals, generous benefactors, prominent business representatives, as well as alumni, staff and students, who joined together to celebrate this important milestone of the Faculty and share its joyous moments at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.
The Guests of Honour were Professor the Honorable Sophia Chan Siu-chee, JP, Secretary for Food and Health of HKSAR Government; Professor the Honorable Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, GBM, GBS, JP, Council Chairman of The University of Hong Kong; Professor Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong; and Professor Thomas Flemmig, Dean of Faculty of Dentistry of The University of Hong Kong.
Professor Sophia Chan congratulated the Faculty on its achievements. “Since its establishment in 1982, the Faculty has upheld its mission to advance the oral health and well-being of the people of Hong Kong and the Region, through excellence in learning, discovery and patient care. I pay tribute to our dental school for its contributions in nurturing young talents and researchers for the health and wellness of the City in the past decades,” said Professor Chan.
Feeling proud of the remarkable achievement of the Faculty’s staff and students, Professor Flemmig, Dean of Dentistry said, “Being ranked World’s No 1 dental school by the QS World University Rankings by Subject for three consecutive years reaffirms the Faculty’s position as a global leader in dental education and research. The Faculty of Dentistry is the only faculty in Asia that has been ranked at the top continuously in the past three years. The outstanding performance of our staff and students and excellence in research, teaching and knowledge exchange are major contributing factors for our continuous success.”
“Going forward, we will be preparing for a major stage of development with The Institute for Advanced Dentistry (IAD), which is going to be an establishment dedicated to educating dental specialists in Hong Kong. We aim to educate more than 100 Masters degree students in 9 disciplines in IAD Multispecialty Clinic each year by 2020/21,” said Professor Thomas Flemmig.
The Institute for Advanced Dentistry is a centre of excellence for the management of complex and severe oral conditions. It provides postgraduate dental education, fosters clinical innovation, supports applied research, and offers continuing dental and professional education to practising dentists and specialists. It also serves as a referral centre for practising dentists by offering affordable multispecialty advanced dental care to the community.
For media enquiries:Ms Eva Tang, External Relations Manager, HKU Faculty of Dentistry (Tel: 2859 0494, E-mail: epytang@hku.hk)
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香港大學牙醫學院慶祝連續三年名列世界排名第一
(2018年11月20日 – 香港) - 香港大學牙醫學院今天(11月20日)舉行酒會慶祝學院第三度榮獲國際高等教育機構評為世界第一牙醫學院,在2016、2017及2018連續三年位列「QS世界大學學科排名」榜首。酒會主題名為「Hat-trick」,寓意學院三連冠。
超過二百名嘉賓出席於香港JW萬豪酒店舉行之慶祝酒會,其中包括政府官員、國際學者、牙科專家、知名贊助人和企業代表,與校友和師生一同慶賀學院的成就,見證學院邁進另一個重要里程。
主禮嘉賓包括香港特別行政區食物及衞生局局長陳肇始教授、香港大學校務委員會主席李國章教授、香港大學校長張翔教授,以及香港大學牙醫學院院長傅立明教授。
食物及衞生局局長陳肇始教授在酒會上祝賀牙醫學院的成就,她表示:「學院成立於1982年,一直堅守它的使命,透過卓越教育、研發、和病人護理服務,致力在香港及鄰近地區推動口腔健康,為市民謀求福祉。過去數十年,牙醫學院一直銳意培育青年才俊和科研人員,促進港人口腔健康。為此,我向牙醫學院致敬。」
港大牙醫學院院長傅立明教授對學院師生們取得的成就感到驕傲,他說:「能夠在「QS世界大學學科排名」三度名列世界榜首,再次肯定學院在世界的領導地位,包括在牙科和研究兩方面。香港大學牙醫學院是亞洲唯一一所連績三年被評為世界第一的學院,學院能持續取得驕人成績,有賴於教學團隊和學生們的出色表現,以及學院於教學、科研和知識交流等方面努力不懈所取得的成果。」 
「我們現積極準備未來的重點項目- 【先進牙醫學研究所–專科診所】,並致力在港培育更多專科牙醫。我們的目標是在2020至2021年度,培訓九個專科共100多名的牙醫碩士學生。」傅立明院長續說。
【先進牙醫學研究所–專科診所】是處理複雜和嚴重口腔疾病的先進牙科中心。中心為牙醫研究生提供臨床教育、促進臨床研發和應用研究,並為執業牙醫和專科牙醫提供持續進修的機會。中心更為大眾提供多項他們能夠負擔的先進牙科專科治療,病人可透過本港執業牙醫轉介至中心就診。
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