The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly-funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.
We nurture educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware, to become agents of change in the communities that they serve. We place great emphasis on research capability --- our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation, with sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.
The University aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also the Asia Pacific region.
We aim to be a leading university in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on Education and complementary disciplines, and recognised for our excellence in nurturing competent and caring professionals and the impact of our scholarship.
Education creates knowledge, understanding and the capacity to transform life and society. The primary mission of The Education University of Hong Kong is to promote and support the strategic development of teacher education in Hong Kong, by preparing quality educators, supporting them in their lifelong learning, and leading in education innovation and reform.
We seek to provide a multidisciplinary learning and research environment beyond Education that is conducive to the pursuit of knowledge, free thinking and free speech, advocacy in policy and practice, and the promotion of collaboration and diversity. We prepare our students to become competent professionals who can integrate theory and practice, and who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware. Our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation, with a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.
|1939 – 1982
||Establishment of the four teacher education training colleges and the Institute of Languages in Education
||Establishment of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) by amalgamating the former four Colleges of Education and the Institute of Languages in Education
||Became one of the eight tertiary institutions under the aegis of the University Grants Committee
||New Tai Po Campus inauguration
||Launched the first bachelor's degree and postgraduate programmes
||Establishment of the HKIEd HSBC Early Childhood Learning Centre
||Establishment of the HKIEd Jockey Club Primary School
||Granted self-accrediting status by the Hong Kong Government
||Launched the first master's degree programme
||Launched the first doctoral degree programme
Submitted its quest for a University title
||The University Grants Committee published its Review Report on HKIEd's Development Blueprint and recommended the Institute to become an education-focused, multidisciplinary and research-strong institution
The Government announced its policy support by providing the HKIEd with an additional 120 First-Year-First-Degree places each year and 30 Research Postgraduate degree places within three years
||University Grants Committee's endorsement of HKIEd's proposal for Research Postgraduate (RPg) programmes and a Supplementary Academic Development Proposal (ADP) to introduce undergraduate programmes in the three newly identified complementary discipline areas of "Humanities", "Social Sciences", and "Creative Arts & Culture"
||HKIEd launched the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Arts and Culture Programme
HKIEd conferred doctoral degrees on its first batch of Doctor of Education (EdD) graduates
||Submission of Report on Final Preparation for University Title to Government
HKIEd launched the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology Programme
||Professor Stephen Y. L. Cheung was appointed as the HKIEd's fifth President
HKIEd launched its 20th Anniversary Celebration
HKIEd conferred doctoral degrees on its first batch of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and witnessed the graduation of the Institute’s first batch of non-Education Bachelor degree students, majoring in Language Studies and Global and Environmental Studies.
||HKIEd submitted its university title application to the Education Bureau
||Offically retitling as " The Education University of Hong Kong "
We are the largest teacher education provider in Hong Kong, producing 84% and 30% of new primary and secondary school teachers respectively with degree and postgraduate qualifications. To prepare teachers for the new global generation, we strive to enhance student development with total learning by integrating subject knowledge with pedagogy and teaching skills, and providing extensive opportunities for community services, involvement in sports, personal development and overseas experience. Our research endeavours are oriented towards projects which are applicable and relevant to the local education context. Our partnerships and school support are geared towards the needs of education and our collaborative networks expand beyond geographic and disciplinary boundaries.
We have the largest teaching force dedicated to teacher education in Hong Kong. We are leading the challenge to nurture a generation of professionally trained graduate teachers to meet the needs of Hong Kong's schools in an era of reform, and also support the territory's efforts to become a regional hub for education.
4Cs – What We Are Looking For
We look for students with key personal and professional attributes summarised below as the 4Cs:
- Character and moral responsibility
- Competence and professional excellence
- Cultivation of wisdom and intellectual engagement
- Civic-mindedness and social responsibility