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Congratulations! Yao is now Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa, honored by the University of Hong Kong.

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Mr Yao Ming is a world-famous basketball superstar, Chairman of the Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club, founder of the Yao Foundation, a Board Member and Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics movement worldwide, and a member of the Standing Committee of Shanghai Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Mr Yao is a native of Shanghai and joined the national basketball team of China in 1998. He played for China at three Olympic Games, two International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championships, one Asian Games and three FIBA Asia Championships, leading the Chinese national team into the quarterfinals at the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was the first non-American athlete to become a number-one draft pick in the National Basketball League (NBA) in 2002, a star player of the Houston Rockets and made the NBA's All-Star team seven times.

Mr Yao has made outstanding contributions in HIV/AIDS advocacy and has helped fight the social and cultural stigma associated with HIV/AIDS with his participation in the prevention and treatment of the disease. In 2008, Mr Yao was presented with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to the AIDS Response by UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

In recognition of his contributions to sport and HIV/AIDS advocacy, HKU will confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.


Link: HKU to Confer Honorary Degrees upon Three Outstanding Individuals at the 187th Congregation
 
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Honorary degree, meh.

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Honorary degree, meh.
and you expect?
 
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expected much more from yao. goodness, i feel like this is going to be me some day haha
 
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Honorary degree, meh.
Honorary is actually more difficult to get!.... and HKU is the worlds #23 University! For reference, Harvard is #2, Duke is #20 and UT Austin is #68....

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Honorary is actually more difficult to get!.... and HKU is the worlds #23 University! For reference, Harvard is #2, Duke is #20 and UT Austin is #68....
Just because HKU beats some scrub state school doesn't mean it's special. Fool's gold degree.

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already?
 
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Honorary is actually more difficult to get!.... and HKU is the worlds #23 University! For reference, Harvard is #2, Duke is #20 and UT Austin is #68....
Source?

(Honestly just curious)
 
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Dr. Yao! I like the sound of it!
 
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That was fast. What 2 years? Must've been online.
 
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Mr Yao has made outstanding contributions in HIV/AIDS advocacy
Yao is an advocate for AIDS? That's downright evil, but eh, he's still better than Karl Malone.

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Source?

(Honestly just curious)
There are all sorts of rankings. HKU is all over the place, from top 25 to 151-200, to unranked.

You can Google "world universities ranking" and see for yourself.

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Honorary degree, meh.
Agree..

My dad is an honorary professor of medicine for a chinese university..
Never been trained in medicine in his life
 
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(Honestly just curious)
http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...-rankings/2012

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Good for him. Congratulations Dr. Yao.

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Never understood this meme since Yao Ming was already a big name before Jeremy Lin and NY happened.
 

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