Professor Yin Cheong CHENG


Professor Yin Cheong CHENG

Prof. Yin Cheong CHENG (EdD, Harvard) is Advisor (Academic Development), Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He was the President of World Educational Research Association (WERA) (2012-2014), the President of Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008) and Vice-President (Research and Development) of Hong Kong Institute of Education (Current EdUHK) (2008-2014). 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. He is also the chairman of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation's advisory board.

His research interest includes education reform, leadership development, paradigm shift, teacher education, higher education, and school management. Prof. Cheng has published 22 academic books and over 250 book chapters and journal articles internationally. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai and Persian languages. He was the editor in chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education and Development (1998-2003). He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals, as well as the associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Management (UK).

Prof. Cheng's research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Network in UK from 1995 to 2008. He has served as panel member, external examiner or reviewer for local and international universities and research institutions. He has been invited to provide consultancy services to national and international projects in Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Korea, Mainland China, Netherlands, Macao, and Thailand. He has given over 120 keynote/plenary/prestigious presentations, invited by national and international organizations.