Monday, December 3, 2007
Awards and Honours of Professor Stevenson Fung: "Oxford University D.Sc. Award In 1996, The University of Oxford awarded me the very rare and distinguished Doctor of Science, degree (D.Sc., second doctorate) -- the highest award/degree bestowed upon an academic. This was in recognition of my authoritative and highly significant contribution of knowledge in science. I know that I am definitely the only blind person ever awarded the D.Sc. by Oxford. This D. Sc. was awarded upon submission and assessment of my research output up to the end of 1994 -- The University of Oxford is careful not to accept publications within twelve months of submission in order to ensure that no unnecessary academic controversy is involved in the work submitted. Another main requirement for this degree application was that the applicant must have worked in academia for at least ten years. "
Awards and Honours of Professor Stevenson Fung: "Academic Awards and Honours I was the first blind person in the world granted the following academic awards and honours: 1974 The Prestigious Oxford University Open Scholarship; was admitted as the first blind person in the world to read Physics at The University of Oxford 1975 Keble College, The University of Oxford; obtained First Class Honours in the First Public Examination (Honour Moderations in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering Science) 1977 The University of Oxford; awarded the First Class Honours Degree in Physics (B.A.) 1978 Keble College, The University of Oxford; won the Senior Scholarship 1980 The University of Oxford; awarded the Degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) 1980 The University of Oxford; awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (D.Phil.) 1980-83 Clarendon Laboratory, The University of Oxford; awarded The (prestigious and UK nation wide) Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Research Fellowship to carry out post-doctoral research in Semiconductor Physics Non-Academic Awards 1974 Awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (Hong Kong Junior Chamber) 1991 Awarded the Outstanding Disabled Persons Award (Rotary International District 345) 2000 Awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star Medal (B.B.S.) by the HK SAR Government for public service to Hong Kong "