[eNews] Franklin Fund for Business Competitions

The School is very pleased to receive a generous donation from Professor Laurence C Franklin, a long-standing supporter of HKUST, for a gracious gift to encourage students to participate in overseas business competitions.

The Franklin Fund for Business Competitions was established to provide funding support for both undergraduate and graduate students at the Business School to engage in business case, business plan, and entrepreneurship competitions outside of Hong Kong.

As an adjunct professor at HKUST since 1998, Professor Franklin said he enjoys teaching at the University, and that the newly established fund is a way to give back to HKUST and celebrate his 20 years of service.

An agreement was signed by Professor Franklin and Professor Tam Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School, on 6 August 2018. The event was attended by the University’s Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Dr Sabrina Lin, and the School’s Associate Dean Professor Steven Dekrey, WBB Program Director Professor Stephen Nason, and Executive Director (School Development & MSc Programs) Mr Chris Tsang.

Dean Professor Tam expressed his gratitude to Professor Franklin’s generosity and also his continued support to the School after the Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence was established in 2000. This prize recognizes business faculty contributions every year in the form of teaching excellence.


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