While the university’s predecessor colleges of education date back to the 19th century, last May the university was renamed The Hong Kong Institute of Education in recognition of its academic and research accomplishments.
Today, EdUHK’s 12.5 hectare campus houses over 2,000 student hostel places and encompasses a comprehensive sports complex, the only museum dedicated to education in Hong Kong and a resources library focused on education and related disciplines.
“As gateway to education in the region and the city’s only university dedicated to education and complementary disciplines, EdUHK has been ranked second in Asia and thirteenth globally in education according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017”, says Professor Stephen Cheung, President of EdUHK.
“EdUHK boasts the largest critical mass of education experts in Hong Kong and one of the largest in the region, with more than 330 academics drawn from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Germany, France, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Our academic team brings regional and international perspectives to our programme offerings and research projects. Over eighty percent of trained kindergarten and primary school teachers and thirty per cent of trained secondary school teachers in Hong Kong are graduates of EdUHK or its predecessor colleges of education”.
EdUHK has established international partnerships with leading universities, nongovernmental organisations and government agencies through exchange opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students, joint degree programmes, consultancy as well as research and knowledge transfer projects.
“Our collaborative approach has brought enormous benefits to EdUHK students”, says Professor Cheung. “Our students are able to broaden their horizons and enhance their cultural awareness”.
“We will continue to offer educational excellence and a stimulating academic atmosphere. Come and join us and you will be captivated by both EdUHK and Hong Kong”.