City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has received a HK$100 million donation from The Shaw Foundation Hong Kong Limited to sponsor the University’s development. In recognition of The Shaw Foundation’s support, CityU will name the Creative Media Centre (CMC) designed by Daniel Libeskind, after Sir Run Run Shaw. CMC is under construction and scheduled to be completed in 2011.
Mr. Libeskind’s striking architecture will become a focal point for the development of creative media in Asia. With state-of-the-art equipment for digital media education and research, CMC will help develop talent for local and overseas creative industries. It will provide a new platform for creative media professionals from all over the world, foster exchanges between academics and industrial practitioners, and promote the development of the creative media industry.
Sir Run Run, an internationally renowned movie and television magnate, is well known for his generous support of local and mainland education and art development. Mr. Libeskind said he is “Thrilled to have Sir Run Run Shaw’s support for this important project, it will be an honor for the Creative Media Centre to carry his name.”
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