Professor Wing-on Lee
Vice President (Administration and Development)
Open University of Hong Kong
9:00 AM [Keynote] Asia Higher Education in the Post-Massification Era: Knowledge Paradigm Shift to Stay Market-Sensitive for the 21st Century Knowledge Economy
With the massifying trend reshaping Asia higher education, sustaining fully government-funded higher education institutions becomes a challenge. Autonomous and self-financing higher education is the natural and healthy evolution to respond to the trend.
Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is an esteem self-financing institution, transformed from its fully-funded structure. The recipe sustaining its success is the market-sensitive curriculum planning, the sharpened focus on pragmatic and market-oriented courses to meet the needs of 18,000 full-time and part-time students. The university studies what kind of graduates the markets want and delivers the manpower that is needed; thus stays sustainable.
Professor Lee Wing-on has been involved in the development of these aspects and will share his perspectives, principles and intent behind to stay sustainable, relevant and indispensable in the 21st knowledge century.