Hong Kong Shue Yan University founded as Hong Kong Shue Yan College in 1971 by Dr Henry H.L. Hu and and Dr Chung Chi-Yung, a prominent educationist is an educational institute that refers to itself as the "first private liberal arts university" in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Shue Yan College subsequently rectified its name to Hong Kong Shue Yan University. SYU was unilaterally perceived as the first and only private university in Hong Kong by the request of the Chief Executive on 19 December 2006, by consulting with the Legislative Council. This university offers 4-year degree programmes in Hong Kong. On 19 December 2006, the Executive Council passed a resolution to recognise and accredit Hong Kong Shue Yan College as Hong Kongs first private university, with prompt impact. It was the first time a university had been established via Executive Council resolution. The SYU campus is situated on Braemar Hill on Hong Kong Island, and offers a view of the Victoria Harbour. The land the campus rests on was granted by the Hong Kong Government in 1978, with the first building completed in 1985. In January 2007, the HKSAR government offered a one-time grant of HKD200 million (although possibly less) to establish a general development fund for SYU. Shue Yan currently offers 12 undergraduate and 6 postgraduate programmes with a total student population of about 5,000. Shue Yans programmes offer students a well-rounded educational experience that produces graduate. The University may use the interest to support its academic development and improve the campus facilities. The campus consists of three parts: Education and Administration Complex, Library Complex and Residential & Amenities Complex. Hong Kong Shue Yan University has partnerships with three other universities in UK and Australia. The universities are University of Stirling, University of Wollongong and University of Leicester. Split-degree programmes are offered, where the first two years are spent at SYU and the latter two in the overseas universities.