Professor Cheng Yin-cheong, Emeritus Professor at EdUHK, was the President of World Educational Research Association (WERA) (2012-2014), the President of Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008). He is also the chairman of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation's advisory board and a panel advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He had served as a full member of the University Grants Committee, a panel member of Research Grants Council, and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Professor Cheng holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has had extensive experiences in both education and research. His research projects are mainly on education effectiveness, leadership, paradigm shift, teacher education and school reform. Professor Cheng has published 20 academic books and over 200 book chapters and journal articles internationally and regionally. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai and Persian languages. He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Management (UK).
Professor Cheng's research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Network in the UK in a period from 1994 to 2008. He has been invited to provide consultancy services to national and international projects in Brunei Darussalam, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Korea, Mainland China, Netherlands, Macao, and Thailand. Professor Cheng has also been invited to give over 90 keynote/plenary presentations by national and international organisations.