Youth Development & Education
We believe that education is the bedrock of social and economic development, and the knowledge gained through education empowers members of society to continuously improve the world we are living in. The Company has a tradition of supporting youth development and education.
Hang Lung Mathematics Awards (HLMA)
Founded in 2004 by our Chairman, Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, together with renowned mathematician and 1982 Fields Medalist and 2010 Wolf Prize in Mathematics recipient, Professor Shing-tung Yau of Harvard University, the unique Hang Lung Mathematics Awards biennial competition has three objectives: to encourage education and research in mathematics, to cultivate interest in mathematics among the younger generation, and to discover promising mathematics talents in Hong Kong.
Jointly organized by Hang Lung, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Mathematics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the HLMA does not require students to answer a set of questions as in other mathematics competitions, instead, students are asked to conduct an independent study and research project on a mathematics topic of their choice. A report that summarizes the research findings is submitted to the Scientific Committee which comprises of a panel of distinguished mathematicians from around the world. Finalist teams are invited to present an oral defense of their research before the Scientific Committee, which decides the winners.
Please visit the Hang Lung Mathematics Awards website for further details.
Since 2015, we have extended the influence of HLMA by teaming up the Hang Lung As One volunteer team to provide mathematics tutorial classes. With our past HLMA participants, free classes have been organized for underprivileged, primary students to stimulate their interest in mathematics.
Hang Lung Young Architects Program (HLYAP)
Hang Lung Properties partnered with local social enterprise “Walk in Hong Kong” in 2017 and 2019 to organize the year-long “Hang Lung Young Architects Program”. Through their participation in an array of walking tours, seminars, interactive workshops, and the final creative competition, secondary school students discovered the relationship between architecture and the community, delved deep into the culture and history of Hong Kong’s architectural gems, and honed their own architectural knowledge and skills. The program invited leaders from architecture and academia to join as Program Advisors and members of the Judging Panel alongside representatives from Hang Lung’s management team. Meanwhile, the younger generation of architects and university students became the program’s architect leaders and mentors in support of students on their journey. The program attracted nearly 700 students from 80 secondary schools to participate, and provided close to 20,000 training hours to student participants.
The Hang Lung Center for Real Estate, Tsinghua University, Beijing
On April 23, 2010, we celebrated a major milestone in our community outreach calendar with the opening of the Hang Lung Center for Real Estate at Tsinghua University in Beijing. With a donation of HK$30 million, the Hang Lung Real Estate Research Fund under the Tsinghua University Education Foundation was established, supporting the Center in its role as a research institute jointly developed by Tsinghua's School of Civil Engineering, School of Economics and Management and School of Architecture.
This development leverages the University's multi-disciplinary strengths and distinguished faculty to attract scholars of international standing to build a world-class academic team in the areas of housing policy and security, land management and urban development. In addition, the Center provides research backup to the government in the formulation of policy, ensuring sustainable urban development and healthy growth of the market on the Mainland.
In order to foster academic exchange in the real estate sector, the Center is planning to launch a series of “Hang Lung Real Estate Seminars”. The first seminar was held on March 22, 2012. Ms. Zhang Qinghua, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Economics from the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, presented a thesis named “Market Thickness and the Impact of Unemployment on Housing Market Outcomes”.
Green Education Initiatives
No sustainability work can be successful without fully engaging the community. Over the years, the Company has partnered with a large number of community groups and NGOs in a wide range of educational programs to raise awareness of environmental protection amongst youngsters.
Through the Hang Lung As One volunteer teams in Hong Kong and mainland China, we carried out a number of green educational initiatives including the Green LEEDers program and Food Waste Education program which provides opportunities for primary students to appreciate the importance of low-carbon living, energy saving, eco-experience and diversion; as well as a wide array of outdoor activities including tree planting, rock cleaning, beach cleaning, cycling at rural areas, night safari through which youngsters were able to appreciate the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting the environment through one' s chosen actions.