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Development project on The Open University of Hong Kong (Zhaoqing) (Pending approval)

To spearhead the development of higher education in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and to introduce Hong Kong’s educational philosophy for promoting exchange and talent cultivation between Hong Kong and mainland China, in April 2020, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) signed collaboration agreements with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and Zhaoqing University (ZU) in connection with the joint establishment of The Open University of Hong Kong (Zhaoqing) (OUHK [ZQ]). The three parties are working closely together to kick-start the establishment of the University and have already submitted application to the Ministry of Education for approval.

Introducing educational philosophy and quality assurance system of OUHK

OUHK (ZQ) is positioned as an application-oriented university incorporating both teaching and research under planning.Through the introduction of OUHK’s educational philosophy, high-quality educational resources, and teaching and learning quality assurance system, OUHK (ZQ) will strive to nurture fine talents who are equally capable and virtuous, well versed in both professional and applied knowledge, with a creative spirit and a global vision, humanistic qualities as well as a keen sense of social responsibility. It will help contribute to the economic and social development of both mainland China and Hong Kong.

Applied and professional programmes to nurture global vision in students

With a focus on “application and professionalism” for both its teaching and learning, OUHK (ZQ) emphasizes academic development and a close alignment with local enterprises to groom talents in response to the market demands of the Greater Bay Area. It will also help give a boost to the creative industry as well as the transformation of traditional industries and the enhancement of their performance. To meet the demand for a versatile workforce in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the nation, OUHK (ZQ) will initially offer 16 undergraduate professional programmes covering the following seven subject areas:
• Innovation and Management
• Finance and Accounting
• Creative Arts
• Applied Science
• Computer Engineering and Information Technology
• Energy and Environment
• Social Sciences
OUHK (ZQ) will strive to instil in its students national pride and a global vision. Students of designated programmes will be required to study courses under the “Global Immersion Programme” to enhance students’ intercultural awareness and communication skills.

OUHK (ZQ) will be committed all out to academic exchange with Mainland educational institutions as well as universities and academic research institutions in Hong Kong and overseas. Working with external enterprises and research institutions, the University will also co-organize activities relating to production, learning, and research to promote holistic development of its teaching, learning, and research.

A modern innovative design to create an excellent learning culture

Located in the new district of Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province, OUHK (ZQ) has a unique geographical advantage. It will occupy an area of 2,500 acres in which 500 acres are for construction use. The planning and design of the OUHK (ZQ) campus infrastructure are modelled on world-class, state-of-the-art standards, adopting modern, innovative, and practical design with a focus on teaching and academic activity venues. It also serves to complement campus life, residences and activity facilities, and facilitate an organic mix of student learning, teacher-student interaction, organic cross-fertilization of academic disciplines, and collaborative production, learning, and research as well as in creating an excellent campus culture.

News and Events

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) officially signed the collaboration agreements today (22 April) with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and Zhaoqing University to establish The Open University of Hong Kong (Zhaoqing) (OUHK (ZQ)). The new University will foster the higher education development in the Greater Bay Area. <more>

Related information

Zhaoqing University

Founded in 1970, Zhaoqing University is a comprehensive undergraduate university providing programmes in ten disciplines ranging from economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agronomy, management to arts.  <learn more>

Introduction to the development plan of the new district of Zhaoqing

As the gateway connecting the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and China’s south-west region, Zhaoqing city is the birthplace of Guangfu culture. It is also the earliest intersection of Zhongyuan culture, Lingnan culture, western culture and the traditional Chinese culture.


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Modified Date: Aug 10, 2020