Open University of Hong Kong


Open University of Hong Kong
The Open University
of Hong Kong
香港公開大學
Logo ouhk 002.jpg
Motto Education for All
Established 1989 (as Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong)
1997 (granted full university status)
Type public, self-financing
Chancellor Donald Tsang
President John Leong
Admin. staff 1446 (2006)
Students 17,276(2006)
Location Hong Kong
Campus Ho Man Tin Campus
30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon
Affiliations ICDE, AAOU
Website www.ouhk.edu.hk
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OUHK viewed from Good Shepherd Street
OUHK viewed from Fat Kwong Street
The second phase of OUHK campus

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK, OpenU, Chinese: 香港公開大學) is a Hong Kong university providing sub-degree, degree and postgraduate courses leading to awards and qualifications principally through a system of open access and distance education.

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History

The university was initially named Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLIHK, 香港公開進修學院). Under the expansion of education in the 1990s in Hong Kong, the establishment of institute introduced distance learning to Hong Kong and set an alternative path of continuing education for its working force. Students are able to adjust the pace of learning according to their own conditions.

As programmes of study are self-financing, there are no financial subsidies from the Hong Kong Government for the university itself. However, full-time students may get grants and loans from the scheme "Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students" (FASP), while other distance learning students are able to make special loan arrangements with a bank.

Recently, the OUHK has designed many non-distance learning courses, including full-time courses. In 2006-2007 academic year, they also participated the Joint University Programmes Admissions System, which mainly target at secondary school graduates, marked as the only self-financed university under the scheme.

Campus

Ho Man Tin Campus (OUHK)

Its main campus is located at Ho Man Tin in Kowloon. Additionally, an Island Learning Centre in Sheung Wan, on Hong Kong Island was established in autumn 2000. The Phase II Construction in main campus would be completed in late 2008.

Island Learning Centre (ILC)

Homantin Plaza Learning Centre (HPLC)

  • The Homantin Plaza Learning Centre started operation in August 2005.
  • Located just across the street from the main campus.
  • This is the University's second learning centre, the first being the Island Learning Centre in Sheung Wan.
  • The 960-square-metre Homantin Plaza Learning Centre consists of a small lecture hall and nine tutorial rooms
  • Location: Level 1, Homantin Plaza, 80 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin, Kowloon.

OUHK - CITA Learning Centre (OCLC)

  • The OUHK - CITA Learning Centre commenced operation in January 2010.
  • With an area of approximately 3,000 square metres, it contains 9 classrooms, 2 PC laboratories, a design studio and some student amenities.
  • Location: 201-203 Lai King Hill Road, Kwai Chung, NT.

OUHK Course Materials Distribution Centre

  • The Course Materials Distribution Centre is conveniently located.
  • Location: Room 503-507, 5/F, Block B, Hoi Luen Industrial Centre, 55 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

OUHK Consultants (Shenzhen) Limited

  • Location:31/F, SEG Plaza, Huaqiang North Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, PRC

List of academic units and schools

  • School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration
  • School of Education and Languages
  • School of Science and Technology
  • Centre for eLearning
  • LiPACE

See also

Affiliations

External links

Coordinates: 22°18′58″N 114°10′48″E / 22.3162°N 114.18°E / 22.3162; 114.18


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