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£1 million donation to postgraduate scholarships

1m donation

We were delighted to receive a £1 million donation this month from Dr Wu Xianhong of the The Wu Xianhong Foundation, which the University is using to set up postgraduate scholarships, with a focus on students from People’s Republic of China.

Dr Wu and his party spent two days on 5 and 6 June in St Andrews with an itinerary that included a tour of the Schools of Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science and a visit to Special Collections.

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone hosted a dinner for Dr Wu at University House, also attended by trustees of the Wu Xianhong Foundation, and presented Dr Wu with a replica of the original Papal Bull.

The photograph above shows the signing ceremony at University House on 6 June with (from left to right) Guo Jie, Trustee of the Wu Xianhong Foundation; Wei Lin, Senior Education Liaison Officer, Admissions; Dr Wu and Principal Professor Sally Mapstone.

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