|Hong Kong Hutchison Whampoa Limited ("HWL")
announced here Thursday that the Group has committed for
the second year a sponsorship of 2 million pounds for
the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards.
HWL's sponsorship aims at providing more opportunities
for highquality mainland and Hong Kong scholars to study
science, technology, medicine, engineering and social
sciences in top UK universities and encourages them
to contribute to the community upon their return.
The Group's contribution to the awards scheme arose
out of the visit to the Mainland and Hong Kong in 2003
by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which Blair
invited HWL Chairman Li Ka-shing to participate in the
HWL then contributed 2 million pounds in November 2003
which, together with the latest commitment, had taken
the Group's total sponsorship to 4 million pounds. The
total contribution made by the Group will fund 110 scholars'
studies in the UK. The UK Government will also contribute
the same amount as matching funds.
The first batch of 53 Hutchison scholars under the
awards scheme have already started their doctoral studies
at top-rated UK universities since last autumn.