Robert Black College was established in 1967 primarily as a guest house of The University of Hong Kong for visiting scholars from overseas and the mainland China on an endowment fund contributed by a number of donors, notably Sir Tang Shiu Kin. A major donation was also made by John Swire & Sons Limited to set up a number of residential scholarships to accommodate graduate students, namely Swire Scholars, who serve as a bridge for cultural exchange with overseas residents. In 1998, Swire Scholars Association was formally established.
Robert Black College provides accommodation in a cordial academic environment for scholars and other visitors who are engaged in activities at The University of Hong Kong.
The Dining Hall offers a panoramic view of the campus with a lush of green.
Breakfast and set lunch are served daily.
Breakfast Hours: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Breakfasts are served exclusively to in-house guests and their visitors.
Lunch Hours : 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
Advance reservation is required for lunch. Please call 3910-2700 before 11 am for lunch bookings.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Kong Siu Luey Lounge and Swire Lounge are elegantly equipped to provide services for meetings, seminars and banquet. Audio-visual facilities including LCD projectors, screens, PA sound systems and a piano are equipped to make your event a success.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
Friendly staff, attentive services and all-round facilities assure you of a most comfortable stay in Robert Black College.
At a charge
Please contact the College Office for iron/iron board borrowing.
1st floor, above the Dining Hall
Postage according to Hong Kong Post
Free of charge, available in the library, with internet access
Self-service, at a charge
Lower ground floor, next to the entrance/exit near the vehicle drop-off point
Please note charges may apply for some of the services above
Professor Vivian Yam, Philip Wong Wilson Wong Professor in Chemistry and Energy and Swire Scholar at HKU, shared her memorable moments during her residence at Robert Black College.
Source: TrustTomorrow Youtube Channel
Swire Lounge served as the shooting venue for an episode of RTHK's The Screening Room (鏗鏘說), on which Professor Cheng Kai-ming was interviewed.
Source: RTHK Youtube Channel
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