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  • Apr 1 2016 >

    Our PhD student becomes Chairperson-elect of AERA Graduate Student Council MoreClose

    Congratulations to Miss Keisha Siriboe, our PhD student, who has been elected as Chairperson-elect of the American Educational Research Association Graduate Student Council (AERA GSC). The mission of the GSC is to facilitate and promote the transition from graduate student to professional researcher and/or practitioner by providing opportunities within AERA for growth, development and advancement. Her term will begin at the conclusion of the AERA 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in April 2016.

    For more information about the AERA GSC, please refer to http://www.aera.net/AboutAERA/MemberConstituents/GraduateStudentCouncil/tabid/10180/Default.aspx

  • Mar 23 2016 >

    No. 6 in the world again - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 MoreClose

    In the most recent QS subject rankings, the Faculty of Education at HKU has been ranked number 6 among Schools of Education around the world. This is the second year that our Faculty has achieved this level, the Faculty’s highest ranking to date. The five 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, and 5) 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. They reflect what our academic peers and employers think of us, and they also reflect colleagues’ achievements in research (citations and impact). Our Faculty scored very strongly on all four criteria, endorsing colleagues’ sterling efforts over the past year; not only in research but also in teaching and community engagement.

    For the full set of rankings for Education, please refer to http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/education-training

  • Mar 21 2016 >

    Recipient of a University Outstanding Teaching Award 2015 MoreClose

    Congratulations to Miss Nicole Tavares who has been awarded a University Outstanding Teaching Award for 2015.

    The Selection Panel was deeply impressed by Miss Tavares’ dedication and passion in teaching, her tireless and creative efforts to make learning enjoyable and challenging, and the impact that she has made on her students’ learning.

    This is the fifth consecutive year in which a colleague from the Faculty of Education has won an award. It is extremely encouraging for everyone in the Faculty who can draw continuing inspiration from our colleagues’ successes.

  • Mar 14 2016 >

    Professor Mark Bray becomes President of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) MoreClose

    The CIES, based in the USA, is the oldest and largest of the world’s professional bodies of this type. As President-Elect, Professor Mark Bray led the organization of the 60th anniversary conference in Vancouver, Canada. The conference was held from March 6 to 10, 2016, and attracted 2,800 people, including 30 from HKU Faculty of Education plus many Faculty alumni.

    The Faculty and its Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) had great visibility. The Dean joined Professor Bray at the opening ceremony, emphasizing HKU’s history and global outlook, and the University and CERC logos were prominent on the conference bags, signs for the Faculty-sponsored opening reception, on the CERC book table and elsewhere.

    The Vancouver conference was a historic occasion for the Faculty. The event and Professor Bray's continued leadership of the CIES reflect the Faculty's decades of leadership in the domain of comparative and international education.


  • Mar 7 2016 >

    HKU awarded an Innovation Award for Inclusive Organization MoreClose

    We would like to share a piece of good news regarding an award received by Dr Carol To.

    As a result of Dr To’s proposal, The University of Hong Kong was awarded an “Innovation Award for Inclusive Organization” by the Labour and Welfare Bureau. 

    The Innovation Award for Inclusive Organisation has been established to give recognition to the Inclusive Organisations which introduce innovative measures to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities, or implement innovative measures for establishing new posts, creating new jobs, or re-engineering work process for persons with disabilities, thereby enhancing their employment opportunities.

    The award presentation ceremony for the 2015-16 Talent-Wise Employment Charter and Inclusive Organisations Recognition Scheme was held on February 29 at the Central Government Offices, Tamar.

    This is an important pillar of the knowledge exchange work in HKU. We would like to offer hearty congratulations to Carol and her team.

  • Mar 4 2016 >

    Our Student and Teachers to receive a Distinguished Paper Award from an AERA Special Interest Group MoreClose

    Congratulations to our PhD student, Yuqin Yang, and the co-authors, Dr Jan van Aalst, Professor Carol Chan, and Wen Tian, who will receive a Distinguished Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Classroom Assessment for the paper, "Self-directed Reflective Assessment in Knowledge Building among Low-achieving Students”. 

    Yuqin and the co-authors will receive the award at the SIG business meeting on April 9, 2016 (Saturday). Please go to applaud them if you will be at AERA.

  • Mar 2 2016 >

    University Research Awards 2015 MoreClose

    We are delighted to share with you good news about our achievements in the last round of the University’s internal awards for research excellence:

    Outstanding Young Researcher Award
    Dr Cecilia Chan
    Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

    Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award
    Professor Mark Bray
    Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

    Research Output Prize
    “Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education: Reconsidering Multiculturalism”, Routledge, Oxon, New York & London, 2014, 184pp.
    Dr Liz Jackson
    Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education

    Congratulations to the three awardees, each of whom richly deserves such recognition!

  • Feb 17 2016 >

    Professor Postiglione becomes a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) MoreClose

    Professor Gerard Postiglione has been selected to become a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) by the AERA Council and the Fellows Committee.

    AERA aims to improve the processes of education by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results. The AERA Fellows Program was established by the AERA Council in 2007 to honor education researchers for their exceptional contributions to, and excellence in education research, to convey the Association’s commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition.

    Professor Postiglione will be installed in the 2016 Class of Fellows.

    The Faculty congratulates Professor Postiglione and is proud of his achievements.

    To learn more about Professor Postiglione and his reseach, please watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nh7sFjoj_A

    For more details regarding the AERA Fellows Program, please visit


  • Dec 7 2015 >

    Faculty Graduation Ceremony 2015 MoreClose

    On December 4, 2015, the Faculty Graduation Ceremony was held in the Grand Hall of The University of Hong Kong. It was the first-ever triple Graduation Ceremony where we had 3 separate sessions for our graduates from the morning until the evening, and it was a great success. Our graduates and their families all had a most enjoyable time, and everyone seemed to be taking full advantage of the photo opportunities provide by being on home territory, and on the Centennial Campus for all three events this year.

    We are very grateful to Professor Edward K Y Chen and Dr Catherine K K Chan who were our Guests of Honour and offered inspiring words to the new graduates and guests, and to our Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Tam who capped the graduands in two ceremonies.

    The graduation ceremony marked a new stage in life for around 1000 graduates. This year, we have 65 graduates conferred with a Doctoral Degree, 488 with a Master’s Degree, 210 with a Bachelor’s Degree, 324 received the Postgraduate Diploma, and 16 the  Postgraduate Certificate. In addition Prizes for academic excellence were awarded to staff and students in various categories. 

    Congratulations to all our new education graduates! We ask you, please, to stay connected with us by joining our Alumni Network at http://webapps.edu.hku.hk/onlineforms/alumni/index.php.

    To recapture the happiness of the day, please pay a visit to our photo album at http://web.edu.hku.hk/photo/graduation-ceremony-2015 or on Facebook.

    We wish you all the best!

  • Nov 20 2015 >

    Successful grant awarded by the Community Participation Funding Programme on Equal Opportunities MoreClose

    We would like to share a piece of good news regarding a successful grant awarded by the Community Participation Funding Programme on Equal Opportunities.

    The funding is granted to Dr Carol To’s project titled “Promoting Employment for Adults with High-Functioning Autism in Hong Kong - Advocacy and Dissemination”. This funding assists Dr To’s team in disseminating brochures and a micro-movie describing people with high-functioning autism to the public and particularly employers, to promotes their acceptance of autism in HK.

    This grant is an important pillar of the knowledge exchange work in HKU. We would like to offer hearty congratulations to Carol and her team.

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