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Alibaba founder to receive honorary doctorate in Taiwan

Alibaba founder to receive honorary doctorate in Taiwan

Taipei, June 4 (CNA) Jack Ma (??), founder of China's largest e-commerce services provider Alibaba Group, will receive an honorary doctorate in education from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) on Friday, the university said Thursday. The honorary degree will be presented to Ma in recognition of his background as a teacher and success in building a company with global influence, according to the university. Ma will attend the award ceremony at the university in Taipei, NTNU said. The Chinese business mogul graduated from Hangzhou Teacher's Institute, currently Hangzhou Normal University, in 1988. He taught English at a university for years before being introduced to the Internet in 1995 and founding Alibaba four years later. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-28 00:47 GMT+08:00