Shaw College was founded in 1986 with the generous support from the Shaw Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited to promote the cultivation of virtue and the pursuit of knowledge. The College devotes to providing its students with opportunities for whole person development, with an aim to nurture future leaders with a soul and a heart. Through its development in facilities and programmes, the College aims to deliver a pleasant and thriving environment for students. A wide range of student development programmes, resources and support services are offered.
'Sir Run Run Shaw once said: "I believe that the greatness of mankind lies in their ability to pursue, disseminate and enrich knowledge, to open up new frontiers of knowledge for the well-being of mankind." "To pursue knowledge and innovate for the well-being of humanity" best summaries Sir Run Run Shaw's intention to set up Shaw College.'