UCL Laws strengthen international links through scholarship programme
26 November 2015
This week, members of UCL Laws visited Peking University to formalise a five-year scholarship agreement, made possible by the generous support of the Hong Kong-based Vinson & Cissy Chu Charitable Foundation and, in particular, Laws Alumnus Winston K S Chu.
The Scholarship will be awarded yearly to a deserving Chinese law graduate of Peking University who shows outstanding academic potential and needs financial assistance to pursue a full time Master of Laws degree (LL.M) at UCL. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2016.
Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn said the strengthening of the faculty’s relationship with Peking U would not have been possible without the generous ongoing support of Winston Chu: “Winston is a long time supporter and alumnus of UCL Laws, and a Director of the Vinson & Cissy Chu Foundation. We’re incredibly grateful to him and the Foundation for their support of this programme, which will be of enormous benefit to scholarship recipients, and to our respective institutions as well. ”
Dame Nicola Brewer, Vice-Provost (International), is delighted with the deepening connection between UCL Laws and Peking University: “Central to our Global Engagement Strategy is building partnerships of equivalence with institutions that have strengths complementary to our own, around the world. This scholarship programme is an excellent example of what we are encouraging and developing right across UCL, to enable our students to truly be global citizens.”
In addition to the Vinson Chu Peking U/UCL Law Scholarship, the Foundation generously supports an annual conference on the Rule of Law jointly hosted by UCL, Peking University and The University of Hong Kong. The third annual conference also took place in Beijing this week, attracting many distinguished guests and prominent international legal figures.
The Honourable Mr Justice Joseph Paul Fok, a Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and The Right Honourable Lady Justice Hallett DBE, Deputy President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal of England both featured in the conference programme. They were also welcomed as guests of honour at alumni receptions held in Hong Kong and Beijing.