Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarships/Awards

Dr. Albert Hung believes in the importance of education and is establishing this fund to support students at the University of Victoria.

Dr. Hung was born in Fujian Province, China, and moved to Hong Kong during his teenage years. After graduating from middle school, Dr. Hung worked in the Philippines with his father who was in the construction business. Upon returning to Hong Kong, Dr. Hung embarked on a number of business enterprises. He established companies specializing in a variety of areas, including refurbishing offices and apartments, renovating hotels and offices, importing building materials, producing parts for wristwatches, and currency exchange. Currently, Dr. Hung serves as Vice Chairman for FameG, a microelectronic company that designs and manufactures computer chips.

Dr. Hung received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Victoria in May 2005, at a special ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Some of his other honours include being named Justice of the Peace, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR; his appointment to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; and serving as a member of the Board of Governors for the Association of the Celebration of the Reunification of Hong Kong with China.

A firm believer in the importance of education, Dr. Hung is very happy to be helping students through scholarships that can be offered on a perpetual basis. He noted, “I believe the true meaning of this matter lies in how young people can be helped in the future.”

Dr. Hung is an avid soccer player and fan, and has served on the boards of numerous sports and educational organizations. He is married and has three children.

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