Media Enquiry

E: media@nwd.com.hk

Subscribe to news alert

Back to Press Release
2013
15 Jul

New World Mathematics Awards 2013 Nurtures Young Chinese Mathematics Talents Worldwide and Encourages Exchange of Knowledge

With International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians as chair organiser and Taida Institute for Mathematical Sciences and Tsinghua University as co-organisers and fully supported by New World Development Company Limited ("the Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) and China Young Leaders Foundation, the award ceremony of the third New World Mathematics Awards was successfully held in Taipei today. Young Chinese mathematics talents from around the world received accolades, which encourage the development of the Chinese mathematics world.

A total of 27 outstanding Chinese mathematics students from around the world garnered awards at New World Mathematics Awards 2013. With over 200 renowned guests from the world of mathematics including Wang Jin-pyng, President of the Legislative Yuan of Taiwan, and Christina Liu, Adjunct Professor at the National Taiwan University College of Management, Professor Yau Shing-Tung, Chairman of Selection Committees of New World Mathematics Awards (Selection Committees), Adrian Cheng, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited and Chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation and members of Selection Committees officiated at the award ceremony, congratulating awardees on their outstanding achievements.

Professor Yau Shing-Tung, Chairman of Selection Committees of New World Mathematics Awards, said, "Mathematics is among the most valuable assets for the Chinese community. Held for the third time this year, New World Mathematics Awards has been witnessing the rise of outstanding Chinese mathematics talents with tremendous achievements. Whether they are furthering their studies at world renowned universities or have already risen to prominence in their research fields, I am very pleased to see them continue their quest for the mathematical truth."

Adrian Cheng, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited and Chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation, said, "New World Group has always been dedicated to nurturing youths and encouraging them to develop their potential and to expand their horizons. Since its establishment in 2007, New World Mathematics Awards has been encouraging young Chinese mathematics talents from around the world to conduct mathematics research, facilitating the exchange of ideas between youth mathematicians worldwide. With the Awards, we hope we can groom youths to become outstanding mathematicians who contribute tremendously to their society and countrylike Professor Yau Shing-Tung."

New World Mathematics Awards honours the achievements of outstanding Chinese mathematics students from around the world. Established in 2007 by Dr Henry Cheng, Chairman and Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited and Professor Yau Shing-Tung and funded by New World Group and China Young Leaders Foundation, the Awards aims at encouraging Chinese students to master mathematics and giving young Chinese mathematicians from around the world the opportunity to exchange knowledge with one another.

The first and second award ceremonies were held in Hangzhou and Beijing respectively. New World Mathematics Awards has been embraced by Chinese mathematics students from around the world since its establishment. Competition essays from all three awards were of a high standard, with the subjects explored ranging from foundation of mathematics to applied mathematics, probability theory to mathematical biology. A total of 79 Chinese mathematics students have garnered accolades in the past three awards, they are all from world renowned universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

New World Development Company Limited

New World Development Company Limited ("The Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$311 billion as at 31 December 2012.

For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure, services and department store. As at 31 December 2012, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.8% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).