The historical roots of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) can be traced back to 1853 when the first formalised programme of in-service teacher training was introduced in St Pauls College and 1881. EdUHK was granted full self-accrediting status for all its programme offerings effective from 1 April 2018.
EdUHK is committed to nurturing outstanding and caring educators and professionals who contribute constructively to sustainable social and economic development in Hong Kong and beyond. 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 and disciplines complementary to education by preparing outstanding and morally responsible educators and professionals while supporting their lifelong learning. Our focus is to prepare our students to become educators and professionals who can integrate theory and practice, and who are intellectually active, socially caring and globally aware.
EdUHK research work emphasizes academic rigor, originality, as well as social and professional relevance. They believe research excellence is a combination of scholarship, professionalism and service through knowledge transfer and application.
The Knowledge Transfer (KT) strategies formulated by the University encourage academic units and staff to enhance the impact of their research through KT activities.
Research and Knowledge Transfer
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EdUHK offers support services to all students throughout the course of their studies, including a buddy support scheme, regular group trips and activities, on-campus events and a personal mentoring service to help students feel at home.
Student halls are a vital part of student life at EdUHK. Currently, there are four on-campus student hostels, namely Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, Robert Black Hall and the Jockey Club Student Quarters, which offer about 2,200 residential places. Allocation of hostel places are subject to availability and eligibility of applicants.
The Library supports the University’s mission to lead educational innovation, and to promote and support the strategic development of teaching, teacher education and disciplines complementary to education.
Bookings of sports and recreational facilities by student or staff groups for competition or training course may be made up to 2 months in advance with completed application form.Casual booking may be made at the Amenities & Sports Complex Service Counter up to one week in advance during opening hours. Booking of the Physical Fitness Room can only be made on the day of use at the Amenities & Sports Complex Service Counter. Only EdUHK Physical Fitness Room eligible users are allowed to book and use the room. Booking must be made in person and users must produce their valid EdUHK ID cards when bookings are made. Telephone bookings will not be accepted, except for EdUHK Sports Club members.
Departmental Student Associations (DSAs) serves as a bridge between the Faculty, Department, Programme and students. Their members include students from General Studies, Science Education and Education for Sustainability and Science and Web-technology. DSAs organizes academic activities including public forums and environmental-related campaigns as well as recreational activities such as orientation camp. Students study under the programme organised by the Department are encouraged to join their activities so as to enrich students’ campus life.
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