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  • Mar 13 2017 >

    CIES Presidential Address MoreClose

    In March 2016, Professor Mark Bray, UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education, was elected to the Presidency of the US-based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). This is the oldest and largest society in the field, established in 1956 and having over 3,000 members.

    At the 61st annual conference, March 6-9, 2017 in Atlanta, USA, Professor Bray concluded his work with a Presidential Address. It was entitled ”Schooling and its Supplements: Changing Global Patterns and Implications for Comparative Education”. It drew on his extensive work on the so-called shadow education system of supplementary private tutoring. The lecture can be viewed here, and will in due course be published in the Society’s flagship journal Comparative Education Review.

    Professor Bray retains a CIES leadership role within the CIES as immediate Past-President on the Board of Directors. Among others, this benefits colleagues and students in HKU’s Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC).

  • Mar 8 2017 >

    No. 7 in the world - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 MoreClose

    We are glad to share with you that we have retained our ranking among the top Education faculties worldwide.

    In the most recent QS subject rankings, the Faculty of Education at HKU has been ranked number 7 among Schools of Education around the world. The six universities above HKU for Education in this year’s exercise are: 1) University College London, 2) Harvard University, 3) Stanford University, 4) The University of Cambridge, 5) The University of Melbourne, and 6) the University of Oxford.

    QS uses four criteria for its ranking system – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per paper, and H-index, which is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar. The relative weightings of these criteria vary slightly from discipline to discipline. For Education, the weightings are 50% Academic Reputation, 10% Employer Reputation, 20% Citations, and 20% H-index. We are pleased to see that our performance in two objective indicators, Citations and H-index, has improved compared with 2016: from 92.3 to 93.6 (Citations) and from 89.4 to 92.6 (H-index). Both indicators reflect aspects of research performance over the past 5 years and the improvements endorse colleagues’ sterling and continuous efforts over the past year.

    For the full set of rankings for Education, please refer to http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2017/education-training.

  • Feb 14 2017 >

    Dr Carol To received an Outstanding Mentor Award regarding the Employment of Individuals with Autism MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that Dr Carol To of the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences has been awarded an Outstanding Mentor Award regarding the employment of individuals with autism by the Labour and Welfare Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

    The Award was set up to give due recognition to the mentors of Inclusive Organisations who assist employees with disabilities in coping with difficulties at work and in integrating into their work team.

    The 2016-17 Award Presentation Ceremony and Experience Sharing Session of Inclusive Organisations will be held on March 13, 2017 at the Central Government Offices, Tamar. For more details of the Award and the Ceremony, please refer to http://www.lwb.gov.hk/charter_scheme/index_e.html#s16.

    May we offer our hearty congratulations to Dr Carol To.

  • Jan 27 2017 >

    Our PhD Student has been awarded a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholarship MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that Mr William Choi Tsun Man, a PhD student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholarship. 

    The Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award Programme was launched in the 2006-07 academic year by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong, to support Hong Kong PhD students who wish to undertake research work in the USA.

    The competition is always very keen.  William was selected on the strength of his application and an interview. He will start his half-year stay in the USA from September 2017.

    We are glad that William has decided to further his career in research, having graduated from our Faculty, which has the only Bachelor's degree course in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Hong Kong.  Many congratulations on his achievement.

  • Jan 27 2017 >

    Our PhD graduate wins Gail Kelly Award for the PhD thesis MoreClose

    We are delighted to announce that the PhD thesis of Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze, our PhD graduate, has won the Gail Kelly Award from the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).

    The award is indeed a significant honour within the comparative education community for an outstanding work that addresses social justice and equity issues in an international context.  The selection criteria demand academic excellence; originality; methodological, theoretical, and empirical rigor; and the international selection committee reads and debates each submission with care. 

    The thesis is entitled Teachers as Tutors: Shadow Education Market Dynamics in Georgia. The electronic copy is accessible through the HKU library here.

    Dr Kobakhidze will receive the award on the evening of March 7, 2017 (Tuesday) during the CIES annual conference in Atlanta, USA.  Please join us in congratulating her!

  • Jan 18 2017 >

    Professor Jimmy de la Torre becomes a co-recipient of the 2017 Bradley Hanson Award given by the National Council on Measurement in Education of USA MoreClose

    We are delighted to share with you news that Professor Jimmy de la Torre has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2017 Bradley Hanson Award given by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

    The NCME has the mission to advance the science and practice of measurement in education. The Bradley Hanson Award has been established to honor Bradley Hanson's contributions to the field of educational measurement and to further advance the goals embodied in his work.

    The award is presented to a candidate who have completed, is working on, or is proposing a project that makes a substantive contribution to the field of educational measurement or the development, instruction or mentoring of new professionals in the field.

    The award will be presented to the recipient at the NCME Annual Meeting on April 26 – 30, 2017 in San Antonio, USA.

    Let us join in congratulating Professor de la Torre on this achievement.

  • Jan 16 2017 >

    Our PhD Graduate won the 3 Minute Thesis Video Competition 2017 organized by the inaugural Comparative and International Education Society's New Scholars Committee MoreClose

    Congratulations to Dr Du Xiaoxin, our PhD graduate, who has been selected as the first place winner in the 3 Minute Thesis Video Competition 2017 organized by the inaugural Comparative and International Education Society's New Scholars Committee.

    The reviewers praised Dr. Du's  presentation about her PhD Thesis entitled “Role Split Phenomenon in Chinese Higher Education” and regarded it as a clear, concise, and well-explained one.

    Dr Du was also the Champion and People’s Choice Award Winner in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition 2016 at the University.

    To watch the video and review the transcript of the video, please visit https://vimeo.com/192188866

  • Jan 10 2017 >

    Conferment of the title of Chair Professor upon Professor Frederick Leung MoreClose

    We are delighted to bring you the exciting news that Professor Frederick Leung, Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, has just received the University title of Chair Professor.

    In the University, the title of Chair Professor is reserved for world-class scholars with distinctive accomplishments. Professor Leung is not only a world-class scholar in his area of research, but also a distinguished academic leader within the University and in the wider academic community. We are sincerely happy that the University counts Professor Leung as one of its foremost scholars.

    We express our warmest congratulations to Professor Leung!

  • Dec 21 2016 >

    Dean's Innovation Fund to Ideal School Travel Prize MoreClose

    We are pleased to announce that a group of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education (Chinese) final year students was awarded the Dean's Innovation Fund Ideal School Travel Prize, which is part of a pilot project, “Internationalizing the Curriculum” initiative with our Universitas 21 (U21) partner, Lund University.

    The winning team consists of five members: Miss Candy CHEUNG Man Ching,, Miss CHIU Wai Yee, Miss MOU Ka Fan, Miss TANG Hoi Yau and Miss YIP Kim Hoi. Their proposal, entitled "UNESCO (Hong Kong Branch) Experiential and Exemplary (Understanding) Enlightenment Primary School (EEE)", provided a unique vision and indicated not only the depth of the group's thinking but also their creativity. The internal and external judging panels were deeply impressed with their teamwork and critical engagement with the challenges of exploring the key intersection between curriculum planning and larger social and philosophical issues.

    The certificate presentation ceremony was held on December 12, 2016. The winning team was awarded a travel prize to Lund University, Sweden, in January 2017.

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • Dec 12 2016 >

    Dr Susan Bridges’ Project receives an international award on innovative education MoreClose

    An international team, led by Dr Susan Bridges of the Faculty of Education and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning with a project entitled “Problem-based learning and Educational Technologies in Clinical Education – An Interactional Ethnography”,   won the bronze prize in the international “Reimagine Education Awards 2016” under the category of Regional Awards (Asia) (see the official winner e-badge below).

    The organisers, ranking publisher Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, received over 500 entries for this contest. Shortlisted candidates from around the world gathered in Philadelphia, USA on December 5 to 6, 2016 to showcase their projects for innovative higher education pedagogies.

    The winning project is cross-institutional and international. The pedagogy features heightened technological interactivity during face-to-face problem-based tutorials through the use of mobile devices and the Internet, which created just-in-time and rich learning resources for all participants. Through the careful study of peer-to-peer and peer-to-facilitator conversations, collaboration and the use of learning tools, the winning team has contributed valuable qualitative data to the field of problem-based learning research.

    To learn more about the project, please see the video at https://youtu.be/xcoDMxUnG8U.

    Please also see the related press release at:
    http://hku.hk/press/news_detail_15681.html (English Version)
    http://hku.hk/press/c_news_detail_15681.html (Chinese Version)

    Many congratulations to Dr Bridges and her team!

    From left to right: Dr Fraide A. Ganotice, Jr. (Faculty of Medicine, HKU), Mr Nunzio Quacquarelli (CEO and founder of Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.), Dr Susan Bridges (Faculty of Education, HKU), Professor Judith Green (University of California, Santa Barbara; collaborator)

    The 2016 QS Wharton winning team (Principal Investigator: Dr Susan Bridges) getting together in Hong Kong during Professor Green’s visit to the Faculty on May 12 - June 15, 2017 under the Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme.


    Reimagine Education Official Winner e-Badge: Regional Awards - Asia Bronze Award

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