Bulletin: January 2018
35th Anniversary Gala Dinner Cum Celebration of World’s No. 1 Dental Faculty on 23 November 2017
Guests of Honour [from left to right]: Professor Peter Mathieson, HKU President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor the Hon Sophia Chan, Secretary for Food and Health, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, the HKSAR Chief Executive & HKU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Arthur Li, HKU Council Chairman and Professor Thomas Flemmig, Dean of HKU Faculty of Dentistry toast to the exciting future of the Faculty
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) hosted a Gala Dinner on 23 November 2017 at Harbour Grand Hong Kong, celebrating the Faculty’s 35th Anniversary and its ranking as World's No. 1 dental faculty for the second year in a row by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
The Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) hosted a Gala Dinner on 23 November 2017 at Harbour Grand Hong Kong, celebrating the Faculty’s 35th Anniversary and its ranking as World's No. 1 dental faculty for the second year in a row by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
The Gala Dinner was the most cherished and memorable event participated by over 350 distinguished guests from Hong Kong and overseas, including government officials, international scholars, dental professionals, prominent business representatives as well as the Faculty’s former Deans, alumni, academic staff and students.
At the dinner, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the HKSAR Chief Executive and HKU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Sophia Chan Siu-chee, Secretary for Food and Health, Professor the Hon Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, HKU Council Chairman, Professor Peter Mathieson, HKU President and Vice-Chancellor, together with Professor Thomas Flemmig, Dean of HKU Faculty of Dentistry officiated at the ceremony. The honourable guests inserted the 35th Anniversary plaque on the giant tooth on stage while everyone cheered “Happy Birthday!”
The Chief Executive praises the Faculty in her speech
Professor Thomas Flemmig shares with audience the 35 years of excellence of the Faculty of Dentistry
"It is a pleasure to be here to celebrate with you the 35th Anniversary of the Faculty of Dentistry. Congratulation once again on the Faculty being ranked the world's No. 1 dental school. Your consistently outstanding ranking recognises the excellence of the Faculty in teaching and research," the Chief Executive praised the Faculty in her speech. She also mentioned, "The ambition of the Faculty goes well beyond teaching and research, indeed it is the close engagement with the local community and the world at large, that truly distinguishes HKU Faculty of Dentistry. The whole Faculty's staff and students are actively engaged in continuous community project and are committed to promoting oral and dental health in society."
Professor Flemmig said in his welcome address, "The Faculty focuses on research, education and knowledge exchange contributing to our achievements today, thereby contributing to the advancement of oral health and well-being in Hong Kong, the region and the world. Two out of three dentists and two out of three dental specialists practicing in Hong Kong were trained in the HKU Faculty of Dentistry". He added, "To address the issue of shortage of dentists, especially dental specialists in Hong Kong, the Institute for Advanced Dentistry (IAD) was established early this year." IAD is a centre of excellence for the management of complex and severe oral conditions, which also provides continuous education opportunities and dental care services to the Hong Kong community.
Performance by our talented alumni and students lit up the night. A video show of the Faculty’s 35 years of excellence was led in by our students singing “Brighten Me with Virtues”, followed by a violin solo, magic shows and a capella performance.
The event ended successfully and everyone left with fond memories.
Over 350 local and overseas guests attended the gala dinner
Distinguished guests attending the Gala Dinner include our Guests of Honour, Faculty’s former Deans, HKU senior management team, alumni and students
Professor Chu Chun-hung, Associate Dean (External Relations) and Clinical Professor in Family Dentistry [left 4], Professor Deng Xuliang, Vice Dean, Peking University School of Stomatology [left 5], Professor Edward Lo, Tam Wah-ching Professor in Dental Science and Chair Professor of Dental Public Health [left 6] and other guests
Our Dean and academic staff share the joy of the Faculty's ranking as World’s No. 1 dental faculty at the Gala Dinner