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For almost three decades, The Li Ka Shing Foundation has sought to enhance the impact of its philanthropy through two strategic objectives: to nurture a culture of giving and to foster creativity, constructive engagement, and sustainability through supporting capacity empowerment focused projects. The Li Ka Shing Foundation and other private charitable foundations established by Mr Li have supported grants, sponsorships, and commitments of over USD1.3 billion.
 
The Hinckley Institute was established in 1965 through the generous bequest of the Noble Foundation and Robert H. Hinckley. It is dedicated to teaching students respect for practical politics and the principle of citizen involvement in government.
 
Located about 200 miles from Hong Kong on the southeast coast of Guangdong Province, Shantou University (STU) was founded in 1981 with support from philanthropist and international entrepreneur Li Ka-shing, who was born in Shantou. Since its founding, STU has received more than US$400 million from the Li Ka Shing Foundation. Shantou University has 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students studying at the faculties of arts, engineering, law, science, medicine, and the business school, the design school and the journalism school. STU is the only public university in China with a majority of its funds coming from private funding.
 
Founded in 2000, CKSJC has more than 600 undergraduates and 20 master’s students. It offers an international journalism program with majors in convergent media, broadcast, print, and publishing. CKSJC has become a major journalism school in China, training a new generation of journalists and communication professionals. A model of practical and theoretical training produces CKSJC graduates who work in print, broadcast and online media.

CKSJC’s 30-member faculty includes veteran journalists and media scholars who have studied and worked in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Europe and the United States. Distinguished media professionals serve as adjunct professors and guest speakers. Founding dean, Ying Chan has brought more than 30 years of experiences as a journalist and journalism educator to her role at the school. Pulitzer Prize winner Peter Arnett and former 60 Minutes producer Peter Herford are among the full-time faculty. Dave Marash, former ABC News Nightline correspondent and anchor, is a visiting professor.

CKSJC has more than 600 full-time undergraduates and about 20 master’s students.