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 […]
It gives us great pleasure in congratulating the staff, students and alumni of The Open University of Hong Kong on its propitious 30th anniversary. Since its establishment in 1989, The OUHK has been practising its motto, “Disce, Progredere, Crea”, providing tens of thousands of students with quality higher education programs and the opportunities to widen their horizon. It has made undeniable contributions to nurturing professionals for the benefits of the community. On this very special occasion, we would like to wish The OUHK continued success in its future endeavors.
Hearty congratulations to the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) for its 30th anniversary! As Confucius says, “Steadfastness by the age of 30”, OUHK has successfully attested to the fact that despite heavy commercialization in Hong Kong, there are needs and market for self-financing tertiary institutions here and now to survive and thrive alongside their competitive and subsidized counterparts. Over the past 3 decades, I have found the OUHK very impressing in constantly evolving itself through introducing flexible modes of studies, diversifying its programmes to keep pace with the socio-economic changes, and unceasingly reaching out to potential clients from various sectors and of different ages for meeting their needs. And the OUHK has indeed managed in promoting an atmosphere of allowing people in Hong Kong to access learning opportunities in an increasingly convenient way. “學而時習之、不亦說乎” As such, the OUHK has not only set a role model for local self-financing institutions […]
On behalf of Lingnan University, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) on its 30th Anniversary. Lingnan University is pleased to be a part of the celebration on this joyous occasion. Over the past three decades, OUHK has successfully positioned itself as a dynamic and thriving institution that provides quality higher education for people in Hong Kong. In recent years, OUHK has made great strides in its development, demonstrated by a significant growth of student enrolment, a rich diversity of professional programmes tailored to industry needs and an increasing support from the government and society at large. I look forward to a closer relationship between OUHK and Lingnan, and am confident that, under the strong leadership of Prof Wong Yuk-Shan, OUHK will continue to excel in the years to come.