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理大校長唐偉章不再續約 明年底離任

2017/9/27 — 11:09

今年開學發生大學民主牆風波,十大校長及後更發出不支持港獨聲明,當中多名校長包括港大馬斐森、中大沈祖堯早已確定將離任,理工大學校長唐偉章今日也向師生及校友發電郵,宣布將於明年底離任校長一職,並在2019年1月1日起退休,即是在第二個五年任期屆滿後,不會再續任理大校長。

現年64歲的唐偉章在海外教學多年,是機械工程學專家,2009年接替在任18年的前任校長潘宗光。康偉章也是全國政協委員 。

唐偉章在校友的信中稱,理大是一所傑出的大學,能夠出任校長十年,深感榮幸,「現在也許是適當時候展望將來,物色新領導人帶領理大進入下一個發展階段,再創高峰。大家對我一直以來的支持,我無言感激。希望在我餘下的15個月任期,仍能繼續與大家並肩攜手。我謹再次衷心感謝各位理大成員和朋友!」

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各大學的民主牆爭議持續,理工大學昨日有保安撕走民主牆上抗議校長打壓言論自由的大字報,其後有保安要求貼大字報的學生出示學生證,並記下學生資料,保安員聲稱是學校政策,昨日開始執行。

十間大學的校長本月15日發表聲明,譴責「最近濫用言論自由的行為」,強調「不支持港獨」。即將離任回蘇格蘭擔任愛丁堡大學校長的香港大學校長馬斐森,早前接受當地報章訪問時表示,聲明分為兩部分,第一部分譴責濫用言論自由的行為,針對的是特定仇恨言論,與「一名年輕人自殺」和「慶祝九一一恐襲」有關,強調自己「從沒說過討論港獨是濫用言論自由」。

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唐偉章電郵全文:

各位校友:

大家好!我謹此向大家宣布,我已告知香港理工大學校董會,有關我將於2019年1月1日起退休的計劃。屆時,我將已完成第二個五年的任期。

時光飛逝,我仍然清楚記得第一天到理大上任的情景,但轉眼間九年即將過去。於我而言,能夠服務理大及香港既是挑戰,也是榮耀。理大近年的進步和影響力都令人由衷佩服。我們在學術和科研方面力爭上游,令理大享譽國際,備受認同;更重要的是我們嶄新的教育模式讓畢業生不但成為成功的專業人士,也成為有責任感的社會公民。此外,我們在何文田區獲得一片合適的土地,用作擴建校園。相信我們都會為過去九年的成就感到自豪。理大已準備就緒,一定可以應對未來的挑戰,開拓更光輝的前景!

理大是一所傑出的大學,我能夠出任校長十年,深感榮幸。現在也許是適當時候展望將來,物色新領導人帶領理大進入下一個發展階段,再創高峰。

大家對我一直以來的支持,我無言感激。希望在我餘下的15個月任期,仍能繼續與大家並肩攜手。我謹再次衷心感謝各位理大成員和朋友!

香港理工大學校長
唐偉章

Dear Alumni

Greetings! I hope this message finds you well. I write to update you that I have informed the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) about my planned retirement, effective 1 January 2019. I will have completed my second 5-year term by then.

Time flies. I could still vividly remember my first day at PolyU and yet it has been almost nine years. The opportunity to serve PolyU and Hong Kong is both a challenge and an honour. Allow me to assess the progress and the impact PolyU has made in the past years. They are admirable. The new level of academic and research vigor has resulted in enhanced recognition and reputation, and more importantly, our new model of education has sent forth graduates who are not only successful professionals, but also socially responsible citizens. Moreover, we succeeded in securing a piece of much-needed land in Ho Man Tin which is next to the main campus to cater for our expansion. We all can take pride in what PolyU has achieved in the past nine years or so. PolyU is well-positioned for a demanding and exciting future!

It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as President of this great institution for ten years, and it is now time to look forward to the next phase of development under a new leader for even greater success.

No words can adequately describe how grateful I am for the unfailing support you have so generously rendered me. I do look forward to having your continued support in the remaining 15 months of my tenure as President. From the bottom of my heart, I once again thank you all!

Sincerely

Timothy W. Tong
President
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 


 

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