The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the University of Hong Kong marked the beginning of an academic cooperation between Greece and China that provides multiple benefits for students and lecturers in both universities. Following the MoU, signed on June 5th, 2018, the Professor (emeritus) of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Arthur Li, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of Medicine at the University of Athens.
The proclamation was held at the Great Hall of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the presence of representatives of the political and ecclesiastical community, as well as prominent academics. The Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Professor Meletios-Athanasios K. Dimopoulos, addressed Professor Li, while Dr. Linos, Professor of Surgery and Director of the 5th Surgical Clinic at the University of Athens, referred to the versatile and important work of Professor Arthur Li. The Dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Athens, Professor Haido A. Spiliopoulou, read the official texts of the Resolution of the Department, the Announcement and the Doctorate Diploma.
Professor Arthur Li, President of the Hong Kong University Council and Chairman of the Hong Kong Sustainable Development Council, stressed the importance of strengthening relations between Greece and China, two nations with a great history but also a mutually beneficial future, stemming from cooperation in areas like science, culture and entrepreneurship.