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Invitation to HKBU Alumni for Bidding a Golden Watch Donated by President Emeritus Dr. Daniel Tse

To support the sustainable development of the University and get additional grant from the HKSAR Government in the “Sixth Matching Grant Scheme” (Note 1), President Emeritus Dr. Daniel Tse generously donates an OMEGA’s gold watch, which was a precious gift for him from all academic staff of the then Hong Kong Baptist College 42 years ago, and invites HKBU alumni to bid for it on an individual or a group (for instance alumni association) basis. The amount of the successful bid will be donated to HKBU for applying for the “Sixth Matching Grant Scheme” and supporting “Daniel and Kitty Tse Visiting Professorship Scheme”.

Details of the bidding are as follows:

Watch Model:

Please click here to view the image

Reserve Price: HK$ 400,000 (successful bidder is the one who offers the highest bid)
Bidding Deadline: 22 March 2013 (Friday)
Presentation Ceremony:

The ceremony will be held at the Alumni Dinner of Homecoming Day on 28 October 2013 (Monday) whereby Dr. Daniel Tse will present the watch in person to the successful bidder


1) By the wish of Dr. Tse, the watch with the name(s) of successful bidder would be showcased on HKBU Campus


2) The successful bidder will be invited to take a photo with Dr. Tse on stage at the Alumni Dinner

3) The bidding result with the name(s) of successful bidder will be announced in HKBU’s alumni publication including e-Newsletter The BUddy Post and printed newsletter The BUddy Magazine

4) The successful bidder will be invited to become member of HKBU Foundation

Engraved with Chinese writing at the back, the watch marked a historical milestone of the College. Dr. Tse recalled that his monthly salary as a President and Vice-Chancellor back then was HK$4,000, and thus colleagues must have spent a significant portion of their earnings in buying him the watch. He was grateful for the invaluable friendships with colleagues and their care shown. The watch is still in a good condition after more than 40 years.

“Daniel and Kitty Tse Visiting Professorship Scheme” is a project established in the early years, with the aim of inviting international renowned scholars in residence to teach and exchange, enhancing the development in teaching and research as well as strengthening the collaboration with universities around the world. Under the Scheme, HKBU appointed Professor Jeffrey Cheung Tai-kin as the Visiting Professor of Department of Physics, Faculty of Science for the year of 2012-13 and will appoint Professor Jia Wei as the Visiting Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine for the year of 2013-14. In the long run, the project will sustain its operation through donation and matching grant allocated from respective school or faculty.

Interested parties may click here to download and complete the bidding form and return it to Alumni Affairs Office of Hong Kong Baptist University on or before 22 March 2013 by fax (fax no.+852 2337 4204), by email (alumni@hkbu.edu.hk) or by post. Alumni Affairs Office will evaluate the bids and select the bidder with the highest bid. All the information related to the bidding will be treated in strict confidence.

Successful bidder will be notified by 27 March 2013, who will then need to send a cheque payable to HKBU on or before 8 April 2013. “In support of Daniel and Kitty Tse Visiting Professorship Scheme” should be written at the back of the cheque.

For enquiries, please contact Alumni Affairs Office at +852 3411 7877.

Note 1: For details of the “Sixth Matching Grant Scheme”, please visit http://uao.hkbu.edu.hk/6mgs/index_eng.html.



President Emeritus Dr. Daniel Tse


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