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About the OUHK

Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989, the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) started off as a pioneer in providing higher education opportunities to all aspiring students through open and flexible learning. In 2001, the university introduced full-time face-to-face degree programmes for high school leavers just as any conventional universities in Hong Kong do. In 2007, OUHK joined the “Joint University Programmes Admission System” (JUPAS) for admitting full-time face-to-face undergraduate students.

Today, OUHK has evolved into a unique university in Hong Kong that offers two broad areas of studies: (a) full-time programmes for about 10,000 students who receive conventional face-to-face university education; and (b) part-time programmes that use the latest education technology to offer flexible multi-mode learning to 9,000 students at sub-degree, degree, and post-graduate levels. Most of these part-time students are working adults.

The University’s six Schools – Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, Education and Languages, Nursing and Health Studies, Science and Technology and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) – offer more than 220 programmes that lead to sub-degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree. The courses cover a wide variety of choices including arts, humanities, languages, social sciences, business administration, nursing, science and technology.

Apart from providing part-time postgraduate programmes in distance learning mode for the degree holders, the University also offers over 40 face-to-face postgraduate programmes in a range of areas including Chinese literature, English linguistics, translation, creative and cultural industries management, cultural and heritage tourism, autism spectrum disorder, international economics and development, crime control and social policy studies, business administration, corporate governance, corporate finance and compliance, global business and marketing, accounting, engineering, environmental studies, Chinese medicinal nursing, quantitative analysis, safety and occupational health, as well as energy and environmental sustainability.

Qualifications awarded by OUHK are on par with those offered by other Government-established universities in Hong Kong and are fully recognized by the Hong Kong SAR Government, educational institutions, professional associations, accreditation bodies, and employers in Hong Kong and overseas.

Modified Date: Oct 29, 2019