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CUHK Establishes The Centre for Catholic Studies

3 NOV 2005

The donation from the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong helped establish "The Centre for Catholic Studies" at the University’s Department of Cultural and Religious Studies. The Most Reverend Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop of Hong Kong and Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong officiated at the Inauguration Ceremony of the Centre today.

Professor Lai Pan-chiu, Chairman of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies and the Director of the newly established Centre expressed that "the Centre aims at promoting academic research, training scholars, enhancing academic exchanges among scholars worldwide, and disseminating knowledge of Catholic culture".

The Centre will invite prestigious scholars to lecture and conduct research on Catholic studies at CUHK. It will also give support to research postgraduate students to further their studies and research. Apart from offering a stream in Catholic studies within the Master of Arts programme in Religious studies, and other undergraduate courses and general education courses in the field, the Centre also plans to organize academic conferences, lectures for the public, and publish academic publications.