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 […]
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.
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 […]
We are very happy to congratulate you on The 30th Anniversary of The Open University of Hong Kong. It is a great honour to be a partner in the projects that you develop successfully, with devotion and wisdom. On this occasion, we would like to express our wish to continue our collaboration in building together new remarcable programmes. Congratulations, from the bottom of our hearts!
On behalf of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, it is my great pleasure to congratulate The Open University of Hong Kong on the occasion of its 30th Anniversary. Dedicated to making higher education available to all and to promoting lifelong learning, OUHK is a pioneering institution which has made a vital contribution to our community. Through flexible study options and a wide range of post-secondary, continuing and professional programmes, it has opened up new opportunities for young people and working adults and in doing so contributed greatly to the progress of our society. This is why the Club has been pleased to support OUHK’s work over many years. We too believe in the importance of continuous development and of empowering citizens of all ages to achieve their full potential. Most especially we encourage them to serve the community and to contribute to the future of our city. At OUHK, donations […]