29 September 2013

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Comes to China With US$130 Million from Li Ka Shing Foundation

(Tel Aviv, 29 September 2013) A new era of research and innovation in science, engineering, and life sciences is opening in China with a joint venture between Israel’s prestigious Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – and Shantou University (STU) to build a new academic facility in Guangdong... Read More

29 September 2013

If I Had a Magic WandSigning of MOU to Establish theTechnion-Guangdong Institute of Technology at Shantou University

Minister Peri, Governor Zhu, President Lavie, Provost Gu, Ladies and Gentlemen, Recently my seven-year-old grandson asked what spell I would cast if I had a real magic wand. He knew exactly what his spell would be: he would turn himself into the commander of dragons — like a true Dragon Lord! My own... Read More

13 September 2013

Building bridges across the Pacific A C$6.6 million gift from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation creates new student and faculty exchanges between McGill and Shantou University in China

(Montreal, September 12, 2013) Last year, more than 800 Chinese students crossed the Pacific to attend McGill, making China the third largest source of international students for the University, behind only the United States and France. And that number is growing every year; in fact, it has more than... Read More

28 June 2013

The Pragmatic Dreamer

We may differ in capabilities and moral bearings, but we share the same duty to probe and push for social progress, justice and prosperity, values that transcend inequalities. This is the best investment that pays out dividends of hope and social enrichment. Read More

28 June 2013

Act Now – Solution is Waiting Round the Bend Empathy and Engagement are keys to resolving inequality

(Shantou and Hong Kong, 28 June 2013) Mr Li Ka-shing put forth a challenge to graduating class of the Shantou University (STU) today at Commencement: Who but you, with your skill sets and talent, can create a better tomorrow for our society? Delivering his speech titled “The Pragmatic Dreamer” at... Read More