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  • Jun 14 2016 >

    The research output of Dr Horta’s article achieved top rankings in Altmetrics MoreClose

    Dr Hugo Horta’s article “The Impact of Publishing During PhD Studies on Career Research Publication, Visibility, and Collaborations” has received a high-level of online attention in terms of its quality and numbers of citations as well as other parameters. The article, co-authored with Mr. João M. Santos of the IN+ Center for Innovation, Technology, and Policy Research, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal ranked no. 1 in higher education and is also in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetrics.

    Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include peer reviews, citations in Wikipedia and in public policy documents, discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers such as Mendeley, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter.

    The article was published online in Research in Higher Education, in July 2015. For details of the article, please view it at the publisher's site: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11162-015-9380-0

    The details of the rankings of Dr Horta’s article are available on: https://www.altmetric.com/details/4310617#score

    To learn more about Altmetrics, please visit: https://www.altmetric.com/about-altmetrics/what-are-altmetrics/

  • Jun 13 2016 >

    Faculty Research Awards MoreClose

    We are delighted to announce the results of the latest round of Faculty Research Awards.

    Among the high quality nominations, Professor Carol CHAN has been selected for the Faculty Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award, and the Faculty Outstanding Young Researcher Award goes to Dr Shelly TONG.

    Congratulations to the two awardees. Each of them will receive HK$20,000 from the Faculty to support their research, together with a certificate, at the Faculty Graduation Ceremony.

  • Jun 6 2016 >

    Promotion and Tenure MoreClose

    We are delighted to bring you news regarding the latest promotion and tenure exercise.

    DR SUSAN BRIDGES has been awarded tenure as Associate Professor.

    DR GARY HARFITT has been promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.

    DR PATCY YEUNG has been promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.

    These promotions are all richly deserved. Please express your warmest congratulations to our colleagues!

  • Jun 3 2016 >

    Dr Jan van Aalst becomes Co-Editors-in-Chief of Journal of the Learning Sciences MoreClose

    The International Society of the Learning Sciences recently appointed our Dr. Jan van Aalst as one of two Co-Editors-in-Chief of Journal of the Learning Sciences (JLS) for 2017-2020. JLS is a high-impact journal that publishes research on how learning works in real-world contexts like classrooms, museums, kitchens, and so on. Dr. Van Aalst will share the job with Dr. Susan Yoon at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Apr 20 2016 >

    The Dedication Ceremony for the Kintoy Professorship in Mathematics Education and The Ninth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships MoreClose

    The Dedication Ceremony for the Kintoy Professorship in Mathematics Education in honour of the donor, Kintoy Die-Casting Manufactory Limited, was held on the evening of March 30th, 2016 at the University Lodge. Professor Frederick Leung, our former Dean and an acknowledged world expert in mathematics education would be installed as the first Kintoy Professor at the forthcoming Endowed Professorships' Inauguration ceremony on April 15th.   Ms Sherley Lam, the Managing Director of Kintoy Die-Casting Manufactory Limited, shared her wish to support mathematics education and Professor Peter Mathieson, the President and Vice-Chancellor, gave a vote of thanks. This enjoyable event was well-attended by around 50 guests and Faculty members.

    As noted above, at The Ninth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships, Professor Frederick Leung was inaugurated as a University Endowed Professor with the title of Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education. Endowed Professorships are established in support of distinguished professors for academic purposes. They are the most significant awards bestowed upon eminent academics within the University.

    For highlights of the inauguration, please visit the Endowed Professorships website at http://www.daao.hku.hk/ephku/en/Ceremony-Detail/10-The-Ninth-Inauguration-Of-Endowed-Professorships.html.

  • Apr 15 2016 >

    One of our Faculty's students shone in the University Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme Poster Presentation Session MoreClose

    The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) offers opportunities for academically outstanding undergraduate students to undertake research under the guidance and supervision of academics who have a strong research track record and experience in training research postgraduate students.

    As one of the URFP awardees in 2015-16, our Year 4 BSc(SPEECH) student, Miss NG Ka Hei, Heidy, outshone other URFP award holders and won the Best Poster Award in the Programme's Poster Presentation Session held on April 12th, 2016.

    Heidy’s project, entitled "Understanding the Relationship between Executive Functions and Reading in School-age Children", examined the relationship between executive functions, which are congnitive functions thought to affect language, and Chinese and English reading in Hong Kong bilingual students. She will give an oral presentation of her study at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading which will be held in July, in Porto, Portugal.

    Congratulations to Heidy!

  • 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.


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