HKUST Confers an Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree upon Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle YEOH Choo-Kheng
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa upon Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle YEOH Choo-Kheng at the HKUST 31st Congregation on November 17. This recognition is in acknowledgment of her remarkable accomplishments and impactful contributions to society.
An acclaimed Oscar-winning actress, Tan Sri Dato' Seri Michelle YEOH Choo-Kheng is the first Asian to win the coveted Academy Award for Best Actress. Ms. Yeoh's rejection of stereotypically Asian roles has broken down barriers and made her an inspiration for many. As a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, her can-do spirit and tireless promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inclusiveness echo HKUST's core values. Ms. Yeoh continues to give back to Hong Kong by supporting various charity organizations and enthusiastically raising the global profile of the city's film industry. (Full citation and speech video)