On Thursday 10 June 2021, a ceremony was organized at the Residence of France by Mr Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, during which Professor Roberto Bruzzone was awarded the insignia of Officer in the National Order of Merit (Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite).
This constitutes a further acknowledgement of his dedication to France after he had already been nominated “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” in 2012.
Through this honour, the French Republic pays tribute to Roberto’s key role in the scientific cooperation between Hong Kong and France and to his support to strengthen the relationship between the University of Hong and the Institut Pasteur.
This award highlights his outstanding work in the development of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole for 15 years, in terms of research strategy and training, and his dedication in the establishment of the Centre for Immunology & Infection.
For more information on the ceremony, visit the Consulate General of France website.