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Shaw College, the fourth constituent college of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, is named after its patron, Sir Run Run Shaw who donated generously towards the establishment of the College.

The ordinance that gives legal effect to the founding of college was passed by the Legislative Council in July 1986. The ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone took place on 12 January 1987 and the day was named Founder's Day of the College. At the same time, Professor Ma Lin became Chairman of Board of Trustees of Shaw College. On 10 February, Professor Chen Char-nie was appointed the first Head of College by the University Council. In March 1990, the College was officially opened.