From 1 January 2018, Professor Rocky S. Tuan would become the eighth Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, and the date of the Congregation for the Installation of New Vice-Chancellor is yet to be announced. By convention, the Chairman of the Council would present the official seal to the new Vice-Chancellor at the Installation Ceremony.
The seal was designed and engraved by the late Mr. Chao Ho-chin of New Asia College. The artifact bears the Chinese inscription “seal of the Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong”, written in the clerical style of the Qin Dynasty. This cast bronze seal weighs 1.6 kg and measures 5.2 x 5.2 x 10.5 cm. There is a knob carved in the shape of a “Feng”, the mythical phoenix, on top. It was firstly presented to our founding Vice-Chancellor Dr. Choh-ming Li in 1964. In fact, the seal’s imprint has never graced any official document of the University but an emblem of the Vice-Chancellor's authority.
A replica of the seal is on display in the University Gallery. Please come and take a look.
Seal of the Vice-Chancellor
The Order of Ceremonial of the Congregation for the Installation of the First Vice-Chancellor and for the Conferment of Honorary Degrees (9/9/1964)——the Chairman of the Council presents the seal of the Vice-Chancellor (No. 3)
校長就職典禮——李國章教授 (7/11/1996)The Installation of New Vice-Chancellor – Professor Arthur K.C. Li (7/11/1996)
The Installation of New Vice-Chancellor – Professor Ambrose Y.C. King (5/12/2002)
校長就職典禮——沈祖堯教授 (16/12/2010)The Installation of New Vice-Chancellor – Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung (16/12/2010)