The Board of Trustees approved ‘xiude jiangxue’ as the college motto.
A temporary office of Shaw College was set up at Teaching Block 1 of Chung Chi College.
The College Assembly of Fellows was established. It was chaired by Professor Chen Char-nie, College Head.
The Board of Trustees was reformed in compliance with the written provision. This second term of the Board was three years.
Dr. Fung Kwok-pui of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, was appointed the first Dean of Students.
Four students went overseas through the University’s Office of International Student Exchange Programmes. They were the College’s first batch of exchange students. The College in return received an incoming exchange student from the USA.Students organized activities to celebrate the first Founder’s Day. The student journal Shaw Beat was published.
Professor Lin Sheng-shih composed the college song. The lyrics were written by Professor Chen Char-nie and Professor Lau Din-cheuk.
Construction work of the college campus was completed. The administration building Wen Lan Tang was commissioned. The College moved its office to the new campus.The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar Programme was launched. The first scholar was Professor Lee Yuan-Tseh, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1986.
The staff quarters Ya Qun Lodge was commissioned.The student dining hall was open for business.
A symposium in celebration of the opening of Shaw College was held at Cho Yiu Hall. The theme of the conference was ‘The Roles of Colleges in a University’. The symposium moderator was Professor L. B. Thrower, Emeritus Professor of Biology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The speakers were Professor D. H. Northcote of the University of Cambridge, Professor Robin W. Winks of Yale University, Professor Frederick G. T. Holliday of the University of Durham, and Professor Dean E. McHenry of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Grand Opening of Shaw College was held on 3rd March. Officiating at the ceremony were Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, and Sir David Wilson, Governor of Hong Kong.The Shaw College Student Union was established. The first executive committee of the Union was elected.
Dr. Yeung Hok-keung John of the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, succeeded Dr. Fung Kwok-pui as Dean of Students.
Dr. Ching Pak-chung of the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Science, succeeded Dr. Yeung Hok-keung John as Warden of Student Hostel I.
The Lee Shih Lun Tang made a generous donation to the College in memory of their late family members Mr. Lee Kuo-wei and Mr. Lee Mou for their enthusiastic support to the cause of education. In recognition of the family’s benevolence, Student Hostel I of Shaw College was named Kuo Mou Hall.
An evening banquet was held to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Shaw College. A commemorative brochure Shaw College —The First Ten Years was published.An exchange programme with the University of Illinois in the USA was established.
The new wing of Student Hostel II was commissioned. 136 additional hostel places were provided.
The newly-constructed basketball court, adjacent to Student Hostel II, was open for use. Construction cost of the court was sponsored by trustee Mr. Fung Siu-to Clement.
The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was computer scientist Professor Yao Chi-chih Andrew.The Chinese Medicinal Plants Garden of Shaw College was open to visitors. The garden was designated HERBSnSENSES after the name of a health product developed by GreaterChina Technology Limited, the company that generously sponsored the construction of the place.
Trustee Mr. Koo Shing-cheong Daniel made a generous donation to the College for the purpose of producing college publications. The commemorative brochure Shaw College Eighteen Years of Growth and Development was published.
The Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar was Professor Zhong Nan-shan. Professor Zhong was an expert in thoracic medicine and respiratory disease.
Professor Yeung Yue-man retired from the position of College Head. Professor Ching Pak-chung of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, was appointed College Head.
Sir Run Run Shaw, Patron of Shaw College, made a generous donation of HK$1 million to the College to support the scholarship programme.
The College 20th Founder’s Day Celebration Ceremony was held in the Lecture Theatre. Dr. Anthony Neoh, SC was the Guest of Honour.
The College 20th Anniversary Commemorative Volume was launched.'Shaw Sights and Sounds', an exhibition of oil painting and poetry reading was held at the Exhibition Gallery of the Lecture Theatre with poems written by Professor Andrew Parkin, Senior College Tutor and translated by Professor Wong Kwok-pun Lawrence. The paintings were drawn by Mr. Chan Hang.
With the generous support of Mr. Lee Woo-sing, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the Lee Woo Sing Self-Learning Resource Centre was converted to become Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre. Professor Ho Pui-yin, Department of History, was appointed Centre Director.Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz, Shaw Laureate in Life Sciences and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
Mr. Lee Woo-sing was appointed First Vice-Chairman and Mr. Fung Siu-to Clement Second Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Introduced by College Head, the college slogan ‘Excellence with a soul, Leadership with a heart’ echoed the college motto.
The College introduced a series of high table dinners. Speakers with unique life experiences were invited to share with students and teachers. The first speaker of the series was Mr. Ching Cheong.
The ‘Thursday Dinners with Chi-fai’ series started. The Dinner was hosted by Professor Chan Chi-fai Andrew, College Head, for students, teachers and alumni to exchange on various topics.
Professor David Julius, Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
Ceremony for the Naming of Yat-sen Hall and the Academic Seminar to Mark the Centenary of Xinhai Revolution were held in appreciation of the generous donation from Dr. Lam Kin-chung, Senior Advisor of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Ho Hau-wong.
Professor Harry Lewis of Harvard University was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.
Professor Ma Lin retired from the Board of Trustees after serving as the Chairman of the Board for 25 years since the College was established in 1986.
Mr. Fung Siu-to Clement succeeded Professor Ma Lin as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
A Memorandum of Understanding on establishing the Li Dak Sum Academic Exchange Fund for Collaboration was signed between Ningbo University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for students from Ningbo University and CUHK to take part in exchange programmes.
Professor George Lusztig, Shaw Laureate in Mathematical Sciences 2014, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.The College devoted its efforts in promoting environmental sustainability with the support of College Trustee Dr. Nelson Yu. The Aquaponics Project was launched in collaboration with Kuo Mou Hall through which students gained knowledge of water agriculture and pisciculture in the city.
Shaw College and Shaw College Alumni Association co-organized ‘Follow the Green Brick Road: Glass Bottles Recycling Guinness World Record Challenge’ and successfully set a first Guinness World Record by recycling 1,147kg of glass bottles in one hour.
The 30th anniversary banquet was held in Federal Cruise Banquet Centre in Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.
The 30th Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony was held with Professor Chen Char-nie, Founding Head of the College, as the Guest of Honour.
Professor Adrian Bird and Professor Huda Zoghbi, Shaw Laureates in Life Science and Medicine, presented the Shaw Prize Lecture.
The augural Star of Shaw Awards were presented at the Founder's Day Celebration Ceremony.
Professor Gunter Pauli, author of The Blue Economy, The Blue Economy 2.0 and The Blue Economy 3.0 was the Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar.