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11 Apr 2016

Mr Leo Kung, decorated as “Officier de la Légion d’Honneur”

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is very pleased to announce that Mr Leo KUNG Lin-cheng, member of the advisory committee since the conception of the Pole, was awarded the decoration of "Officier de la Légion d'Honneur" on March 18, 2016 at the residence of the Consul General of France. The "Legion of Honour" is the highest order for military or civil merits in France. This decoration recognizes Mr Leo Kung's essential role in the collaboration between France and Hong Kong for scientific research in infectious diseases by notably taking part in the agreement uniting the Institut Pasteur and the University of Hong Kong.

On the right, Mr Leo Kung during the signature of the agreement between HKU and the Institut Pasteur on 17 December 2013.