Hong Kong is a multi-cultural society, with different ethnic minorities, including Indonesians, Filipinos, British, Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalis, Japanese and Thais, taking Hong Kong as their home and some taking roots in Hong Kong for generations. All ethnic groups have unique characteristics and cultures. Mutual respect, knowing each other and understanding of relevant issues are important for cultural exchange and ethnic integration. Therefore, the University has set up this page to enhance a multi-cultural and inclusive campus.
Culture and Lifestyle Understanding
Note: Non-local students are requested to check the website of the Immigration Department (HKSAR) about the regulation of on-campus and off-campus employment policies.
To (Prospective) Educational Practitioners
• Use Microsoft Translator online
• Download Microsoft Translator app
• Microsoft Bing
In addition to text translation, Microsoft Translator also provides real-time dialogue translation as subtitles and photo translation of road signs, menus, etc. into different languages. This tool can make communication barrier-free and strengthen interaction among people with different languages. Through daily dialogue, we can explore the characteristics of different languages, increase cultural interaction, and broaden our horizons. Through different devices, we can choose translations in different languages, including Cantonese (traditional), English, Urdu, Hindi, Japanese and Korean...etc., to communicate simultaneously on the same platform.
In addition to text translation, Yandex Translate also provides reading function (both the original and translated texts), as well as Chinese pinyin, Romaji for Japanese, and Hangeul for Korean for short sentence.
Equal Opportunities Policy
The University is committed to equal opportunities in academic pursuit and employment, and to eliminating discrimination or harassment against staff, students, and other persons who have dealings with the University. Everyone, irrespective of their gender, pregnancy, marital / family status, breastfeeding, disability, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, political / other opinion, national/social origin, etc. has the right to be respected and be treated fairly. The University has zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment, and may refer the case to law enforcement agency (such as the police) where appropriate. Any staff member or student who is found to have contravened the Equal Opportunities Policy is liable to disciplinary action (including dismissal for staff and expulsion for students).
Webpage: Equal Opportunities Policy (hereinafter referred to as the Policy)
Equal Opportunities Campus (For EdUHK staff and students only)
Equal Opportunities and Disability Access Officer
Phone: (+852) 2948 6012
Race Discrimination Ordinance
To ensure racial integration, the Policy adopts the definitions of unlawful acts under the Race Discrimination Ordinance, including direct racial discrimination, indirect racial discrimination, racial harassment, racial vilification and discrimination by way of victimization.