The Open University of Hong Kong strives to be a leader among universities providing learning opportunities by open and flexible education, and to excel as a provider of higher education in general.


The mission of the Open University of Hong Kong is to make higher education available to all, principally through open and flexible learning.

Key Values

In providing higher education, the University, as a self-financing, non-profit-making organisation:

  • believes that higher education should be available to all those aspiring to it, regardless of previous qualification, gender or race;
  • recognizes the importance of sustainable and affordable highquality programmes and courses across disciplines and at a variety of levels to meet the needs of lifelong learners;
  • commits itself to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and public service;
  • effectively uses information and communication technologies to support learning;
  • appreciates the significance of adjusting its learning processes and procedures to meet the different needs of learners.