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 |  December 19, 2018

Dr CHENG Hon-kwan, GBS, OBE, JP

 |  December 18, 2018

Dr Peter WONG Hong-yuen, GBS, OBE, JP

Thirty years have passed very quickly since I joined Chairman Cheng Hon Kwan as his Deputy to start up the nascent Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong in 1988. The Hong Kong public got to understand that it is only through hard work and open or distant learning that enabled tens of thousands every year who otherwise could not afford the time or money to do a face to face degree to earn that qualification. I took over the Chairmanship and had the distinct honour of seeing the Open Learning Institute becoming a self-accrediting tertiary institution under the name of Open University of Hong Kong. I also saw the move from above the Mongkok MTR station to Good Shepherd Street in Ho Man Tin. The OU is now playing a vital role as a comprehensive and fully-fledged university in furnishing Hong Kong with the appropriate skills in an ever more […]

 |  November 27, 2018


I joined the Council of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) in 2003 and took up its Chairmanship from 2009 to 2016. Back in 2003, the Institution was focusing in playing its essential role of broadening educational opportunities for working adults through distance learning with its full-time programmes still at the early stage. Leveraging on the collective effort and dedication of all members of the University in promoting its full-time programmes, the OUHK has evolved over the years to become a full-fledged university today. Its teaching quality has been widely recognized by the Government and the community, resulting in a significant surge in student population. It is truly amazing to witness what this young university has accomplished in just three decades. During my years at the OUHK, it was indeed my great pleasure to have taken part in a number of momentous developments which include the relocation of the Li […]

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Professor TAM Sheung-wai, OBE, GBS, JP

It has been more than one and a half decade since I passed on the baton as President of the OUHK. While memories of the early days are still fresh and vivid, the OUHK has evolved a lot all these years. Back in the early 2000s, the University started developing full-time programmes in response to the Government’s call for expanding higher education opportunities. I am delighted to see that today, the OUHK offers a diverse programme mix of full-time and part-time programmes geared towards industries in demand. With its commitment to providing quality education and grooming talent for society, I am sure the University will scale even greater heights in the years to come. May I wish the OUHK every success in its future endeavours.

 |  November 27, 2018

Professor John LEONG Chi-yan, SBS, OBE, JP

In 1989, through a Government initiative, a public institute of higher education, the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLI), was born. It offered open and distance education as its mode of education. Its success led to the offspring “The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)” established by statute in May 1997. This public university had a handicap, because it was financially independent of public funding. Nevertheless, it became extremely successful in recruiting distance learning students, but with gradual decline in numbers around 2001. The senior management, supported by the University Council, convinced the staff to turn a new page, by additionally offering face-to-face, full time degree programmes, starting around 2002. The University now has significant numbers of students of both streams, and in fact has gone on to use multi-mode learning and teaching techniques. At 30 years of age, it can pride itself as a shining example of how […]