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The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), formerly the Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong (OLI), is the first self-financed university established by the government offering open and distance education in Hong Kong. The change of title, in May 1997, reflects the recognition of the University's outstanding academic standing, achievements and contributions to Hong Kong’s higher education.
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Since its inception in 1989, the University has striven continuously to achieve its mission of providing high quality and flexible further education opportunities for adults. Currently the University offers more than 160 postgraduate, degree, associate degree and sub-degree distance-learning programmes. In 2001, the OUHK introduced its first full-time face-to-face programmes at the Associate Degree level to attract a new market of secondary school leavers. In 2007, we began to admit full-time undergraduate degree students through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System. Since then, the full-time programme has been growing in popularity and we are now offering close to 80 programmes from sub-degrees to postgraduate degrees.
 
OUHK In April 1996, the Institute moved to its permanent campus in Ho Man Tin. The campus comprises such facilities as a library, a computer laboratory, an audio-visual centre, a language laboratory, a lecture theatre, science project laboratories, tutorial rooms and a disabled students' centre. In 2000, the OUHK’s first off-campus learning centre, the Island Learning Centre, opened at Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan as the headquarters for the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE). In 2009, the OUHK completed Phase II of the Ho Man Tin Campus which provided additional learning facilities for the growing number of both distance-learning and full-time students. In 2013, LiPACE was moved from Sheung Wan to a brand new facility, the Kwai Hing Learning Centre in Kowloon, which provided 3 times the space of the original premise. In 2014, to accommodate the development of 3 new full-time programmes which provide essential human resources for 3 of Hong Kong’s 6 crucial industries, the Jubilee College was opened on Chung Hau Street in Ho Man Tin. Jubilee College is home to the new Creative Arts and Cultural Studies, Testing and Certification programmes and the popular Nursing and Healthcare programmes. It signifies an important new milestone in the history of OUHK.

With passion and commitment, the OUHK’s leaders have made the University a successful institution as it is today. In recognition of the meritorious contributions to the University during their service, the University awarded a title of Emeritus President to Prof. Tam Sheung Wai and Prof. John Leong Chi Yan upon their retirement.
 

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Modified Date: Feb 24, 2016