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Prof. Lui Tai-lok Appointed HKIEd Vice President (Research and Development)

Prof. Lui Tai-lok Appointed HKIEd Vice President (Research and Development)

2016 April

The Council of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) on 7 April 2016 approved the appointment of Professor Lui Tai-lok, currently Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, as Vice President (Research and Development) of the Institute with immediate effect. Concurrently, Professor Lui is Director of the Academy of Hong Kong Studies and Director of the Centre for Greater China Studies of HKIEd.

HKIEd Council Chairman Mr. Pang Yiu-kai said, “We have every confidence in Professor Lui, who is held in high esteem in academia and civil society as a respectable public intellectual. Given his academic achievements and track record, we believe Professor Lui is the best person to lead the Institute in advancing the research and knowledge transfer areas”.

HKIEd President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung said, “I am most pleased to welcome Professor Lui to the senior management team at this important juncture. I trust that he will be able to foster an even more vibrant research culture and environment and bring our research to a higher level”.

Professor Lui joined the Institute in 2014 and was Acting Vice President (Research and Development) from July 2015. Prior to joining HKIEd, he was Professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) where he was also Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2010-2011) and Head of the Department of Sociology (2011-2014). Professor Lui taught at Hong Kong City Polytechnic (1986-1988) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1988-2009) and obtained his BA and MPhil in Sociology at HKU and then an MPhil and a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

Professor Lui has researched widely and published on topics including class analysis, economic sociology, urban sociology and Hong Kong society. He also actively contributes to the Hong Kong community by serving on various governmental and professional committees as well as those related to social services.