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Professor Stephen Andrews

Welcome to the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. I have the privilege and honour to lead the Faculty as Dean, and I am delighted to be able to introduce you to the Faculty and the University via our website.

Our Faculty’s origins date back to 1917, when the Department for the Training of Teachers was established in the Faculty of Arts. In 1976, the Department became an autonomous School of Education, and in 1984 the School metamorphosed into the Faculty of Education.

Today the Faculty is a multifaceted body responsible not only for programmes in education at all levels but also for exercise and health, information management and speech and hearing sciences. We are proud to be identified as a leader in the provision of graduate, undergraduate and professional development programmes with a reputation for innovation and excellence, and we are committed to providing the highest quality learning experience for students on all our programmes.

Our Faculty has an equally strong commitment to research. We take great pride in the quality and impact of our research, and in being identified – in the areas of education, communication sciences, and information sciences - as a nexus for the exchange and development of research that draws on the best of Asian (especially Chinese) and Western scholarship. 

We have deep roots within Hong Kong, and close links with the local professional and academic communities. At the same time, we are a very cosmopolitan Faculty, with a truly international mix of staff and students, and long-standing connections with the world beyond Hong Kong. Our Faculty’s multiple partnerships are very important to us, and we make every effort to extend our collaborations and deepen our connectedness locally, regionally and globally, for the benefit of our staff, students and the wider communities.

Our Faculty offers a caring and stimulating environment for learning, teaching and research, and a firm commitment to community engagement and connectedness. If you explore our website, you can learn more about our programmes, our research and our community engagement. Whether you are a current or prospective student, a fellow academic, a potential collaborator, one of our alumni, or an interested member of the public, I hope you will find our website informative. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me, or the relevant colleague.

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