Professor Way Kuo receives high French honour
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|Title||Professor Way Kuo receives high French honour|
|Description||The President of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has been bestowed the title and rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’ Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).|
Professor Way Kuo received his award from Mr Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, at a reception held at Mr Giorgini’s official residence on 13 March.
“This is a very great honour for me personally and for CityU,” said Professor Kuo at the reception. “The award is indicative of the strength of the relationship between CityU and France in many areas of research and collaboration.”
Since assuming the presidency of CityU in 2008, Professor Kuo has supported strong interactions with France. France’s most famous academics, including Nobel Laureates, Fields Medalists, and heads of major research institutions in France, have delivered distinguished lectures on campus and four French scholars are currently Senior Fellows of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at CityU.
“I first started visiting France nearly 40 years ago and since then I have maintained close connections and interactions with the French people. Like many of you, I have a great fondness for French culture and intellectual development for the betterment of society,” said Professor Kuo.
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