The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today (Friday, 27 February 2009) announced the appointment of Prof Leonard Cheng as Dean of the School of Business and Management (Business School).
The appointment, which takes effect on 1 March 2009, was made after an open and competitive international search.
Announcing the appointment, HKUST Vice-President for Academic Affairs Prof Roland Chin said he is very pleased that the university has found an eminent economics scholar and an able administrator to lead the Business School during this challenging period in the development of HKUST.
Prof Cheng has been Acting Dean of the Business School over the last 20 months during which the school has grown from strength and strength, with students, faculty and programs winning numerous accolades.
"I feel honored and humbled to head up what is widely recognized as one of the best business schools in this part of the world. As a leading research school, we are committed to offering nothing less than the very best for our students. This we will continue to do, and we will also reach out further to the business community," said Prof Cheng.
Now Chair Professor of Economics, Prof Cheng has been with the University since 1992. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1980, and was Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Florida before joining HKUST.
A founding member of the university's Business School, Prof Cheng has done extensive research in economics and is well-known for his work in international trade and investment. His work has appeared in leading journals, such as the , the , the , the , the , and the .
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