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News for Hong Kong alumni

News for Hong Kong alumniHong Kong ChapterNews & EventsMeet the Vice-Chancellorand ChancellorReconnect with UNSW, your Facultyand old friends at the Alumni andGraduation Reception to be hostedby the Vice-Chancellor, ProfessorFred Hilmer. The Chancellor, Mr DavidGonski, who was recently appointeda Companion in the Order of Australia(AC) will also be attending.We will celebrate the 2007 graduationand welcome these new graduatesinto the alumni family, meet UNSWfaculty and catch up with fellowalumni. We have some excellent raffleprizes for the night including:■ Dining voucher from M at theFringe.■ Gift certificate for HK$2,000 fordinner and drinks at JJ's ThaiRestaurant, Grand Hyatt■ Bottle of wine to be enjoyed at theTemple Bar, SOHOHave you booked your tickets? If not,please hurry to avoid disappointment.Date: 11 July 2007Time: 7-9pmVenue: Club Lusitano, Salao Nobre deCamoes, 27 Ice House Street, CentralCost: HK$100 ($50 will be refunded atthe door)Registration: bookings@unsw.com.hkJuly 2007The next few months promise to be very exciting for UNSW Alumni in Hong Kong. On10 July over 200 students will attend their graduation ceremony at the Grand Hyatt.Mr Alex Arena, Group Managing Director of PCCW who is a UNSW alumnus, willbe giving the Occasional Address. Ten prize-winners graduating from the AGSM’sHK MBA program will join sponsors from Ambition, CPA Australia, Leighton Asia,Macquarie Group and Manulife at a celebratory lunch hosted by the Dean of theAustralian School of Business, Professor Alec Cameron on the same day.On the evening of 11 July all alumni are invited to the Alumni and GraduationReception where they will enjoy drinks and Portuguese snacks while taking in theworld renowned Hong Kong skyline. We have invited past Executive Committeemembers and hope many will rekindle their association with us.Please support your Alumni Association in making these events a great success.Lene Jensen Manager, UNSW HK OfficeUNSW Hong Kong FoundationChancellor Mr David Gonski, Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer, MsJennifer Bott CEO of the UNSW Foundationand the UNSW Hong Kong FoundationBoard will host a lunch on the 11th July atthe HK Club, to celebrate the official launchof the UNSW HK Foundation.The lunch will also serve to thank theExecutive Committee of the HK AlumniAssociation for their role in establishing theUNSW HK Foundation and as recognition ofthe valued contributions made by senior alumnimembers, donors and friends of the University.Guests will include the Australian CounselGeneral Mr Murray Cobban, Sir AnthonyMason (former chancellor), senior facultymembers, Executive Committee membersand other notable Hong Kong alumni.Introduction to WineDo you know how to ‘slosh’ wine?The 38 alumni who attended theIntroduction to Wine on 6 June arenow experts. Thanks to fellow alumnusDavid Law for making the Temple Baravailable to us, and to Soho Winesand Spirits for providing the wine. Atotal of HK$2100 was raised for the HKAlumni Association Scholarship fund,which was great result from a fun andinformative evening.Thank you to all the ‘Lost’alumni who are now ‘Found’The Hong Kong Alumni census resultedin our receiving updated contact detailsfrom approximately 350 alumni. Another90 lost alumni found their way back to us.Please help us to find the remaining 2500!If you know anyone on the list http://www.hongkong.unsw.edu.au/alumni/alumni_census.html please let us know or ask themto contact us via alumni@unsw.com.hk.Were you the lucky person to win the iPod?Come to the 11 July Reception and see!


Suntech Power backs solarstudentsSuntech Power Holdings' chief executiveDr Zhengrong Shi and UNSW havesigned a three-year agreement in whichSuntech will sponsor up to 30 Chinesestudents and Suntech employees to studya Masters program in photovoltaics atUNSW.Dr Shi is the inventor for 11 patents inphotovoltaic technologies and completeda PhD degree in electrical engineering atUNSW in 1992.Commenting on the agreement, UNSWVice-Chancellor, Professor Hilmer said:"Dr Shi’s company generously donated$1.5m to UNSW in 2006 to support theUniversity's photovoltaic research effort.In April the company signed a researchagreement with UNSW to develop aninnovative way of forming metal contactsto improve solar cell efficiency."This new agreement to sponsor Chinesestudents and Suntech employees tostudy at masters level is an endorsementof UNSW’s world-leading photovoltaicresearch and training facilities, anda clear sign of Dr Shi’s continuingcommitment to UNSW."AGSM Celebrates 10 years ofsuccess in Hong Kong2007 marks the AGSM’s10th anniversaryand decade-longcommitment toproviding premiummanagement educationto business people and professionals inHong Kong. To celebrate this milestone,the AGSM is hosting the following event:Lifelong Learning Series - Role of HongKong in East Asian DevelopmentYou can’t afford to miss this exclusiveopportunity to join three influentialpanelists who will be discussing thefuture development of the region andHK's role in that.Sir CK Chow, CEO of MTR Corporationwill speak on InfrastructureMr Peter Sullivan, CEO of StandardChartered will speak on FinancialMarketsMr Bill Henderson, Egon Zehnder willspeak on Human ResourcesProf. Timothy Devinney, AGSMProfessorial Research Fellow, AustralianSchool of Business, UNSW will moderatethe panel discussionDate: 1 August 2007Time: 6.30pm registration for a 7.00pmstart (8.30pm Drinks and snacks)Venue: Cliftons Level 33, 9 Queen's RoadCentral, Hong KongCost: HK$200 for AGSM/ UNSW alumniand students; HK$300 for non-alumni/guestsRegistration:info@agsm.com.hkThe Engineering AdvantageThe Faculty of Engineering at UNSW wasrecently ranked the best in Australia.It is the largest in Australia and offersthe widest range of engineering and ITprograms. Whether you choose to designthe latest iPod or work on supersonicaircraft or write programs that out-GoogleGoogle, you will learn problem-solvingskills which are in turn applicable to everyfield of endeavour. Later in your career,these skills will also support you as headof a department or a company. Educationin engineering is education for life.If you know anyone whois interested in studyingEngineering at UNSW,send them along to thisseminar by AssociateProfessor Rod Chaplin on14 August.Date: Tuesday 14 August 2007Time: 6.30 - 7.30pmVenue: Cooinda Room, UNSW HKOffice Registration: lily.ng@unsw.com.hkUNSW HK Alumni Dinner andAGMOur theme this year is ‘Dressed to Kill’so start preparing your outfits for whatpromises to be a fabulous, fun night on 8September at the Craigengower CricketClub (CCC).Get your running shoes on!Are you interested in joining a UNSWteam for the Standard CharteredMarathon? The run takes place in Feb/Mar 2008 and there are 10 km, halfmarathon and full marathon options. Itwould be great to enter a UNSW teamacross the different categories. You don’tneed to aim to win (although that wouldbe a bonus) as there will also be somealumni and friends who are happy towalk the distance. Training runs will beorganised as soon as we have a team. Ifyou are interested please send an emailto l.jensen@unsw.com.hk.Dr Shi

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