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HongKong-based businessman and philanthropist Dr. Li Dak Sum has donated RMB 100 million to support entrepreneurship and innovation at UNNC.

At a special ceremony held in Hong Kong on December 17th, Dr. Li was presented with a donation certificate by UNNC President Yang Fujia and Provost Chris Rudd. Also at the event, the UNNC incubator nurturing the start up companies was renamed Li Dak Sum Incubator to acknowledge Dr. Li's contribution.

"I promised to donate another 100 million yuan to your university,” said Dr. Li, “so as to strengthen our support for your desire to develop China's education and continue to cultivate the younger generation in China."

The Li family has been a substantial contributor to UNNC since the University's inception in 2004. This includes ongoing financial support for the Li Yip Yio Chin Scholarship, which rewards outstanding Chinese high school students with places at UNNC.

Recently, Dr. Li also donated RMB 20 million to fund the Li Dak Sum Chair Professor Scheme, which supports UNNC's commitment to research and innovation.

After another substantial donation, the new University library will also be named after Dr. Li, his wife and grandson. The Li Dak Sum-Li Yip Yio Chin-Kenneth Li Library is set to open in 2019. 

Li Dak Sum was recently honoured with the unveiling of a statue on the UNNC campus. Dr. Li and his grandson, Kenneth Li are also members of the University's Advisory Board.

Posted on 15 January 2018