Bringing Birmingham and Hong Kong closer together

The bond between the University, alumni and supporters based in Hong Kong has been strengthened by the launch of the University of Birmingham Hong Kong Foundation.

The University's connection with Hong Kong goes back decades, and with more than 3,000 Birmingham alumni residents, the territory represents one of our largest concentrations of graduates anywhere outside of the UK. Many are members of the Birmingham University Alumni Association Hong Kong (BUAAHK), one of the oldest and largest Birmingham alumni groups outside of the UK, which provides opportunities for local alumni to network and offer professional support to each other and current students from Hong Kong.

The Foundation, which will be formally launched with an online event in November, will harness the power of philanthropy to accelerate our progress in addressing issues that matter to Hong Kong and the wider region.

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Conrad Wong (MSc [Eng] Foundation Engineering, 1988), Chair of the Foundation, says: 'With the launch of the Foundation, we as alumni have an opportunity to help our alma mater break new ground.

'We have a unique opportunity to help shape the next chapter in the University's illustrious history by lending our support, so that it can enrich the student experience and research that matters to Hong Kong.'

Find out more about the Foundation at the University website.