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Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong, BBS, JP (Chinese: 錢大康; born 1952) is the current President of the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).[2] Before that he was the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor as well as the Chair Professor of Computer Science in the University of Hong Kong (HKU).[3]


Roland T. Chin

錢大康
5th President and Vice-Chancellor of
Hong Kong Baptist University
Assumed office
1 September 2015
ChancellorLeung Chun-ying
Carrie Lam
Preceded byAlbert Chan
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Hong Kong
In office
26 January 2010 – 3 July 2015
PresidentLap-Chee Tsui
Peter Mathieson
ChancellorDonald Tsang
Leung Chun-ying
ProvostClayton Mackenzie[1]
Preceded byRichard Wong
Succeeded byPaul Tam
Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Deputy to the President) of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
In office
10 September 2007 – 26 January 2010
Acting: 1 September 2006 – 10 September 2007
PresidentChu Ching-wu
Tony F. Chan
ChancellorDonald Tsang
Leung Chun-ying
Preceded byYuk Shee Chan
Succeeded byShiu-Yuen Cheng (Acting)
Wei Shyy
Personal details
Born1952 (age 66–67)
Coat of arms of Portuguese Macau (1951-1976).svg Macao
Residence Hong Kong
Alma materUniversity of Missouri

After receiving the bachelor and PhD degrees specialising in Electrical Engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1975 and 1979 respectively, Chin had spent two years in the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA in Greenbelt, Maryland.[3] He subsequently pursued a teaching career and commenced it at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Wisconsin–Madison in Madison, Wisconsin where he had stayed for about one and a half decade from 1981 to 1995.

Chin then served in Hong Kong and joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as the Chair Professor of Computer Science at HKUST. With the course of time he started to undertake crucial role in the institution, getting to serve as Vice-President for Research and Development (2003-2006) and then as Deputy President and Provost (Acting:2006-2007; Permanent: 2007-2010).[4]

In 2010 he was unanimously agreed by the selection committee in the final stage to be appointed Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.[5]

In May 2015 he accepted the appointment at HKBU and assumed the office later in September that year after his provostship at HKU.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University Officers". Hong Kong Baptist University. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Message from President - HKBU". Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸會大學. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong" (PDF). Hong Kong Baptist University. May 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  4. ^ "HKUST Appoints Prof Roland Chin as Deputy to the President". HKUST. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Professor Roland T. Chin appointed HKU Deputy Vice-Chancellor /Provost". University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Professor Roland Chin appointed HKBU President and Vice-Chancellor". Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸會大學. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  7. ^ "HKU announces senior staff movement". University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 4 April 2018.