On 10 June 2021, Professor Alexander Wai was inaugurated as the University's sixth President and Vice-Chancellor. The ceremony was presided over by Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court.
In his inaugural address, Professor Wai expressed his gratitude to the University's Council for placing its trust in him to steer HKBU to a new level of excellence. He pointed out that the resolution of the grand challenges facing the world today is underpinned by the relationship between the arts, humanities, health and sciences. To that end, HKBU is well poised to build on its unique strengths, merging the arts and the sciences to boost the advancement of humanity and promote the concept of wellness in a more profound way.