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The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to teaching and learning, through a diverse offering of academic and research programs on teacher education and complementary social sciences and humanities disciplines.

We nurture educators and social leaders who are intellectually active, socially caring, and globally aware, to become agents of change in the communities that they serve. We place great emphasis on research capability — our research will contribute to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship, and innovation, with a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.

EdUHK aims to be a leading university on education, creating an impact, and defining the education landscape not only for Hong Kong but also for the Asia Pacific region.

We will further enhance our role as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and beyond, focusing on educational research, development, and innovation. We will continue to raise our profile and impact locally, regionally, and internationally through our high-quality research and scholarship. We are committed to nurturing outstanding and caring educators and professionals who contribute constructively to sustainable social and economic development in Hong Kong and beyond.

Our Mission is Committed to the Education-plus approach, our primary mission is to lead educational innovation, and to promote and support the strategic development of teaching, teacher education. It disciplines complementary to Education by preparing outstanding and morally responsible educators and professionals while supporting their lifelong learning.

We will:

  • Provide a multidisciplinary learning and research environment beyond Education that is conducive to intellectual pursuits, free-thinking and speech, advocacy of policy and practice, and the promotion of collaboration and diversity.
  • Enhance professional teacher and teaching education programs and programs in disciplines complementary to Education with innovative curricula, which will enrich students’ experiences and enable them to realize their potential as well as their educational and career goals.
  • Prepare our students to become educators and professionals who can integrate theory and practice and who are creative, innovative, intellectually active, entrepreneurial, socially caring, and globally aware.
  • Foster a vibrant research culture and environment which contributes to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship, and innovation, with a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment.
  • Engage in knowledge transfer activities that contribute to the development of the University and the broader community while serving educational and social development needs locally, regionally, and internationally.

Immersed in a multidisciplinary learning and research environment conducive to the pursuit of knowledge, we are guided by an Education-plus vision. Our rapidly expanding academic scope is built on a traditional strength in teacher education and consolidated through offerings in the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Creative Arts and Culture. We fervently wish to establish a community of engaged learners and eminent scholars who thrive in a vibrant learning and teaching environment.

In the broadest sense, EdUHK aims to promote and support the strategic development of teacher education in Hong Kong by preparing quality educators and professionals, supporting them in their lifelong learning and leading the path to education innovation and continuous improvements. These endeavors propel our increasing teaching and research capabilities, which have been recognized internationally. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2017, EdUHK ranked 2nd in Asia and 13th in the world in Education.

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