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EdUHK Launches Multidisciplinary Programmes to Prepare Professionals for Tomorrow

In line with its Education-plus approach, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will launch a variety of new undergraduate programmes in 2022/23, covering artificial intelligence and educational technology, sports science and coaching, and environmental management. These programmes aim to nurture future talent for the emerging sectors and professions beyond education.


Among them are Senior-year Entry Programmes, with specialisation in early childhood and family studies, English studies and digital communication, heritage education and arts management, and social entrepreneurship and development studies. Internship opportunities will be made available for students to gain first-hand, practical experience to prepare for their future careers.

 Programme TitleIntake no. (provisional)
 Four-year Undergraduate Programmes (including Senior-year Entry Places)
1.Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Science and Coaching20 (for Year 1 Entry)
20 (for Senior Year Admission)
2.Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology20 (for Year 1 Entry)
30 (for Senior Year Admission)
3.Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Integrated Environmental Management23 (for Year 1 Entry)
35 (for Senior Year Admission)
 Two-year Senior-year Entry Programmes 
4.Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood and Family Studies50
5.Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Studies and Digital Communication35
6.Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Heritage Education and Arts Management30
7.Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Executive Management35
8.Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Entrepreneurship and Development Studies35
9.Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sociology and Community Studies34

Notes: As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23–2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places is still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

The offering of these multidisciplinary programmes, guided by the University’s Education-plus approach promulgated in 2009, is the result of EdUHK’s growing academic capacity in the related disciplines. This has been further affirmed by the University Grants Committee (UGC)’s latest “Research Assessment Exercise 2020”, which rated EdUHK’s submissions in education and emerging areas as “World Leading” or “Internationally Excellent.


Professor John Lee Chi-kin, Vice President (Academic) and Provost, said the new programmes mark a remarkable milestone for EdUHK. “Since its retitling in 2016, EdUHK has made phenomenal progress in learning, teaching, research and knowledge transfer. The new multidisciplinary programmes approved by the UGC attest to our increasing capacity in these emerging areas,” he said. He added that the University has placed greater emphasis on students’ innovation, creativity and technological competency, in line with future societal needs.


Furthermore, a new arrangement will be made for senior-year entrants, who normally have a shorter study period, to take an elective offered on the master’s degree programmes, so they can enrich their learning experience and attain personal goals after graduation. The same arrangement will apply to other undergraduate students. Likewise, students pursuing the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education may take an elective course on senior-year programmes.


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From left to right: Dr Ian Lam Chun-bun, Associate Professor of Department of Early Childhood Education; Professor Eric Tsang Po-keung, Head of Department of Science and Environmental Studies; Professor May Cheng May-hung, Associate Vice President (Academic Affairs) cum Registrar; Professor John Lee Chi-kin, Vice President (Academic) and Provost; Professor Philip Yu Leung-ho, Head of Department of Mathematics and Information Technology; Dr Lobo Louie Hung-tak, Associate Head of Department of Health and Physical Education.