Macau University of Science and Technology is proud to confer 2023 Honorary Doctorate degree upon 6 outstanding individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society. The conferment ceremony will be held during the M.U.S.T. 23rd Anniversary in March, 2023.
Dr. Haruki Murakami
Dr. Haruki Murakami is a well-known contemporary writer and literary translator. Having millions of readers creating the “Murakami phenomenon” throughout the world, he has become an icon of the contemporary culture. In 1979, his fiction debut Hear The Wind Sing won the 23rd Gunzou Literature Prize for budding writers. In 1987, Norwegian Wood broke the silence of the Japanese literary world and became an overnight sensation, leading to the emergence of the “Murakami Phenomenon” and the “Norwegian Wood Phenomenon”. So far, Dr. Haruki Murakami has published 14 full-length novels, more than 80 short stories and over 40 collections of essays and other non-fiction works. His works have been published in more than fifty territories and languages. His representative full-length works include: A Wild Sheep Chase, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, etc. His short story collections include: On a Slow Boat to China, After the Quake, First Person Singular, etc. At the same time, he has published more than 70 translated works, including The Complete Works of Raymond Carver (8 volumes), The Catcher in the Rye and The Great Gatsby. etc.
Dr. Haruki Murakami has won more than 20 awards and honors for his outstanding literary achievements and cultural influence, including: the 21st Tanizaki Award (1985), the 47th the Yomiuri Prize for Literature (1995), the 2nd Kuwabara Takeo Prize (1999), the Franz Kafka Prize (2006), the World Fantasy Award (2006), Ireland's 2nd Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award (2006), the Jerusalem Prize (2009), Spain’s Catalonia International Prize (2011), the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award (2016), the Order of Arts and Letters awarded by the French Ministry of Culture (2018), and France’s Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca (2022), etc. Among Haruki Murakami's works, many of them have been successfully adapted into films by famous directors, including Hear The Wind Sing, Tony Takitani, After the Quake, Norwegian Wood, Barn Burning, and Drive My Car, etc. These films have formed a unique Murakami style and generated far-reaching cultural influence. In particular, Drive My Car has won a number of international film awards including the 94th Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film, the Golden Globe Award and awards from the Cannes Film Festival, etc.
Professor Wang Enge
Professor Wang Enge is a physicist, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston (TcSUH) and Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). He was a visiting scholar at Japan Science Promotion Society (JSPS), Max Planck Institute Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Stanford University Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP), and The Chinese University of Hong Kong CN Yang Scholars. He is currently the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chairman of Board of Directors of Guangdong Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Chairman of the International Advisors’ Committee of Beijing Huairou Science Center, and Honorary Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). In 2017, he was elected to be the Executive Vice Chairman of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP); An international board member of the American Physical Society (APS) (2018); the 1st Chairman of the Global Cooperation Alliance Science Centers (GCASC) (2019). He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the Department of Physics of Liaoning University in 1982 and Ph.D. in Physics from the Department of Physics of Peking University in 1990; He worked as a post-doc fellow at the Institut d’Electronique, de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie (France) at the University of Houston as a research scientist (1991-1995). He began to work as a professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from 1995 and has become a professor at the School of Physics of Peking University from 2009. From 1999 to 2021, he served as the Director of the Institute of Physics of CAS, President of Peking University, Vice President of CAS, and Director of the Mathematics and Science division of CAS. He also worked as a visiting professor at Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, University of California at Santa Barbara, Tohoku University in Japan, Max Planck Institute in Berlin and Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany.
Professor Wang’s main research interest lies in the full quantum effects of condensed matter physics. He and his collaborators co-developed the first principle full-quantum simulation technique, which is beyond Born–Oppenheimer approximation, and hyper spatial resolution in-situ structural representation and probe microscope measurement techniques. He studied the controlled synthesis and physical properties of light-element nanomaterials, the bonding structures and phase transition of hydrogen bond for fluid water and solid water at atomic scale, and other cutting-edge physics problems. He has published over 360 papers in international journals, 56 of his papers have an individual other-citation number that is greater than 100 times, 2 academic monographs, and has been granted over 30 national invention patents. He has been invited to guest speak at prominent international academic conferences, including the American Physics Society annual conferences and the European Psi-k conference, etc. He is currently the chief editor of Science Bulletin in China and the executive chief editor of the American AIP Advances and has received multiple prominent awards and honors, including The World Academy of Sciences Award in Physics, the Germany Humboldt Research Award and the Zhou Pei-Yuan Physics Award, etc.
Professor Yupei Zhao
Professor Yupei Zhao is a professor in surgery, chief physician, Ph.D. supervisor, the leader of general surgery in China and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences elected in 2011. Professor Zhao was the Director of the Basic Surgeries Unit of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2007 to 2020. He is currently the Honorary President of Perking Union Medical College Hospital, President of Chinese Medical Association, Director of the surgery sub-committee of the Chinese Medical Association, Director of the national pancreatic surgery division, general editor of Chinese Journal of Surgery, chief editor of Journal of Pancreatology, and editor or honorary editor of over a dozen surgery journals. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowship by the International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons, the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, and Fellowship Ad Hominen by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Professor Zhao has accomplished innovative work in hepatopancreatology, gastroenterology, thyroid diseases and made spectacular achievements in pancreatic diseases. He established “Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Easy Access” which standardized domestic process of pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment. He founded the first consulting center for pancreatic disease in China that enabled patients’ timely access to the best therapeutic strategies through multi-disciplinary treatment (MDT). His optimization of the indications and procedures of surgeries and the clinical support for the perioperative period dramatically reduced mortality and complications of pancreatic cancer surgeries. The transjejunal gastrostomy which he invented also minimized complications of indwelled stomach tubes. He carried out clinical research on the diagnosis and surgical treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and successfully completed China’s first laparoscopic resection of insulinoma and became a pioneer in employing robotics for insulinoma surgeries in China. He conducted substantial basic research about the complex problems of the diagnosis, treatment of pancreatic cancer and contributed to advancing the progress and development of pancreatic surgeries with his guidance and collaborations with his fellow pancreatic surgeons. He is the leader in formulating the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer by the Chinese Medical Association, the national industry standard for the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer of the Ministry of Health. He led sixteen pancreatic surgery centers nationwide to undertake several national key research projects, such as 863, 973, science and technology support plan, etc. With his establishment of the big data center for pancreatic diseases in China, he conducted prospective clinical research on critical problems in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer and constructed a national technological platform for improving the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Professor Zhao was the Deputy Director and then Director of the Basic Surgeries Unit of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Deputy Director, Vice Dean and Dean of the Surgery Department, Deputy Director and Concurrently Leader of the Experts’ Group of Central Health Committee, Vice Chairman of the 9th China Association for Science and Technology, Vice President, and Standing Vice President of the Chinese Medical Association. He is also the Vice Chairman of the International Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery Association, and Chairman of the 16th Asian Surgical Association and the alternate member of the 18th and 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Professor Zhao has received many awards, including two times 2nd Place of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1st Prize of Chinese Medical Science and Technology Progress Award, The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science and Technology Progress Award, etc. The Pancreatology journal, which he serves as Chief Editor, has been selected by the National Press and Publication Administration to be a “Three 100s” original book publication project and was awarded Zhou Guangzhao Clinical Physician Award and Chinese Physician Award and National Labor Medal, etc.
Professor Peter Doherty
Professor Peter Doherty is an Australian immunologist and pathologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with Rolf Zinkernagel of Switzerland for their discovery of how the body’s immune system distinguishes virus-infected cells from normal cells. After leading a research group at the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, and teaching at the University of Pennsylvania (1975–1982), Professor Doherty headed the department of experimental pathology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra(1982-1988) and served as chairman of the department of immunology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (1988 -2001). At present, he is still the Michael F Tamer Chair of Biomedical Research. In 2002, he joined the faculty of medicine at the University of Melbourne, and starting from 2014, he has been working at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, a joint venture between the university and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is the author of many books, including The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize: A Life in Science (2005), Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health and the World (2012) The Knowledge Wars (2015), The Incidental Tourist (2018), An Insider’s Plague Year (2021) and Empire, War, Tennis and Me (2022).
Dr. Victor K. Fung
Dr. Victor K. Fung is the Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational group which comprises major operating groups engaging in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing, including privately held Li & Fung Limited and publicly listed Convenience Retail Asia Limited. He played a leading role in driving the development of the supply chain infrastructure at Li & Fung Limited, which has enabled the company to become the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics for major retailers and brands around the world. He is the Chairman of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute to assume and carry forward the Fung Global Institute’s mission to generate and disseminate research and ideas on global issues from Asian perspectives. He is also the Chairman of the 2022 Foundation and Chairman of the Victor and William Fung Foundation.
Dr. Fung is the Chairman of the Civil Service Training Advisory Board, Chairman of the Global STEM Professorship Scheme Assessment Panel, a member of the Governance Committee of the Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (1991-2000), Hong Kong representative on the APEC Business Advisory Council (1996-2003), Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (1999-2008), Chairman of the Council of The University of Hong Kong (2001-2009), Chairman of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (2004-2013) and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (2014-2018). Dr. Fung is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and an Honorary Professor of Renmin University. He is also a former member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2003-2018), and Vice-Chairman of the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (2009-2014). He played a leadership role in the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) from 2007 and had become the first Chairman from Asia in 2008 to 2010. He co-chaired the ICC’s Advisory Group on Trade Finance in 2020 to 2021 and he was a member of the World Trade Organisation’s panel on Defining the Future of Trade from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Fung holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After getting his Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University, he taught as a professor at Harvard Business School before returning to the family business in Hong Kong in 1976.
Dr. Ian Fok Chun-wan
Dr. Ian Fok Chun-wan, Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) recipient, Justice of the Peace (JP), Deputy of the 11th, 12th & 13th National People’s Congress of the PRC, CEO of Fok Ying Tung Group, Director of Fok Ying Tung Foundation Limited, Chairman of the Council of Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, Director of Fok Ying Tung Sports Foundation, Chairman of Board of Trustees , Fundação Henry Fok Foundation and Chairman of STDM - Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, S.A.. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration. He is currently the main person in charge of the Fok Ying Tung Group. The Group business covers a wide range of areas in Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China, from real-estate development to logistics, etc. He was appointed as the Standing Committee Member of the CPPCC Guangzhou Committee in 1983, and served as the Standing Committee Member of the CPPCC Guandong Committee, Advisor on Hong Kong affairs, and Deputy of the 11th, 12th and 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. He was the President of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.
In early 1980s, as the director of the Youth Committee of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Fok actively led the committee members to exchange views and strengthen ties with the youth associations in the Mainland. In 1987, he became Member of the Standing Committee of the All-China Youth Federation and later served as its Vice Chairman from 1990 to 2000. In 1992, he co-founded the Hong Kong United Youth Association and served as the founding Chairman. He participated in the establishment of Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation in 1982 and overseeing the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, etc. He also partnered with the United Front Work Department of CPC Committee, the Ministry of Education, and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to provide support and training for ethnic minorities, young teachers at tertiary institutes, and civil servants. Furthermore, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the 8th Board of Directors of Guangzhou Jinan University, a Member of the Advisory Board of Sun Yat-Sen University, committed to cultivating talents for the country and accomplishing the goal of rejuvenating the country through science and technology.
Dr. Fok is the Vice Chairman of Wushu Federation of Asia and International Wushu Federation. In 1987, he founded the Hong Kong Wushu Union and is still serving as its President in present. He was a founder of the Wushu Federation of Asia and he has successfully strove Wushu as a competing sport at the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing. In 2022, he initiated the establishment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Wushu Alliance and served as Chairman of its Advising Committee. Over the past decades, he supported the country's reform, regional welfare and charity projects across Mainland, Hong Kong and Macao through different charitable organizations founded by his father, Dr. Henry Fok Ying-tung. Since 2003, he has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the China Overseas Friendship Association. In 2010, he founded Hong Kong GuangFoZhao Fraternity Association Limited and served as its President. In 2015, he established the Hong Kong Federation of Guangzhou Association and became its President, aiming to support the principles of “One Country, Two Systems”,“Hong Kong People Administrating Hong Kong” and uphold the Hong Kong Basic Law. Furthermore, he has been playing an active role in driving the industrial and commercial development of Macao, promote Macao’s social welfare causes and provide great support to the Faculty of Medicine of Macau University of Science and Technology and Kiang Wu Hospital, etc. Dr. Fok is also the Vice Chairman of the 11th Committee of The All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Vice Chairman of China Overseas Friendship Association, Councilor of China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification, Governor and Chairman of Standing Committee of Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation, Honorary Court Member of The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Member of the University Assembly of University of Macau. He has been awarded the Friendship Award from the State Council of People’s Republic of China, Top 10 Philanthropist of Guangzhou City and “Top 10Outstanding People” of Cantonese in the World, etc.