e-bulletin (Issue 44) - 13 Mar 2013

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13 Mar 2013 (Issue 44)   


Thank you for your support to the mini survey conducted in Issue 42 which received enthusiastic response. There were a total of 670 respondents and the top three favourite topics are News and Events, Programmes and Courses, and Alumni News. We will further enrich the content and provide you with the latest information on these areas.

The respondents also made a number of suggestions, including adding new topics on information about further studies and employment, alumni benefits, online videos of talks and seminars, and interviews of teachers, students and alumni, etc. We will take these on board. In this Issue, we have added a new topic ‘OU People’ in which a student’s award-winning films are introduced.

    Seminar on the Trend of Certification Industry and Roadmap to Become a Professional Certification Auditor  

Jointly organized by the OUHK and the SGS, the seminar has invited professionals to share the latest development in the certification industry and the competitive benefits of certification audit.


Date: 15 March (Fri)
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Tai Ning Hall, 12/F, Block A, OUHK


Prof. Chapman Chan, Adjunct Professor, School of Science and Technology, OUHK
Mr Cliff Poon, Certification Manager, Systems and Services Certification, SGS Hong Kong Ltd



    Admission Seminar for Full-time Programmes  

Full-time face-to-face programmes information sessions and advisory services on course selection will be held. Applications for full-time programmes will be accepted and admission interviews for some programmes will be arranged on-the-spot. Holders of HKALE, Associate Degree or Higher Diploma or equivalent qualifications are welcome.


Date: 15 March (Fri)
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: OUHK Ho Man Tin campus
Website: www.ouhk.edu.hk/FTP



    Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders  

To address the demand for professional services and thus further education about autism spectrum disorders, the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the Heep Hong Society jointly offer postgraduate programmes in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The programmes, commencing in September, aim at providing related professional workers, teachers and parents with more advanced and up-to-date knowledge of the theories, assessment methods and treatment techniques for ASD and related disorders.



    Postgraduate Programmes in Cultural and Heritage Tourism  

The programmes aim to equip students with a thorough understanding of cultural and heritage tourism from the cultural, heritage, historical, anthropological, sociological and economic angles. The programmes are suitable for individuals from NGOs, the cultural and heritage fields, the educational sector, the tourism industry and the enlightened general public. These are bilingual part-time programmes taught in the face-to-face, lecture-and-tutorial mode.



    Postgraduate Certificate in Quantitative Analysis  

A qualification in quantitative analysis provides students with a cutting edge in the competitive job market, the programme provides specific training of various quantitative methods for management decision-making, including operational research, time series and forecasting techniques. It is designed for those who have degrees or equivalent professional qualifications in relevant disciplines and are interested to embark on careers in management science, social, economic, investment and scientific data analysis. This is a part-time face-to-face programme.



  Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law (e-Learning programme)  

  Real-time online lectures / tutorials


  Course materials developed by renowned Beijing scholars and legal experts


  Focus on case studies and business application


  Recognized by the Law Society of Hong Kong and HKICPA for CPD points


  May complete the programme in 12 months



  Recent highlights  

New episodes on a wide spectrum of topics including corporate governance, healthcare, and testing and certification will be featured in the new series of ‘Open for Learning’ educational TV programme to be launched in April. Don’t miss it.


  Different Learning Outcomes: Creativity (in Cantonese)


  A Review of Hong Kong Financial Market Development and its Regulation (in Cantonese)


  Testing and Certification Day (in Cantonese)





Open Learning Highlight ─

  Lessons from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Two Years On  

The devastating 3.11 Japan earthquake had led to subsequent radiation leaks in Fukushima area that scared the rest of the world. Two years have passed, Fukushima survivors still live in the shadow of nuclear disaster. What lessons have we learnt from the Fukushima nuclear accident? Does the HKSAR government have any contingency measures to deal with similar types of crises occurring at the Daya Bay nuclear plant which is just a stone’s-throw away from us?

The Open Learning Platform presents a video of the summit entitled ‘Nuclear Power Panic? The Society’s Response of the Disaster and Crisis’ and a free course material on Geology and Geomorphology of Hong Kong to help you better understand the pros and cons of using nuclear energy in Hong Kong.


In this knowledge-based society, everyone has to add value to oneself so as not to get left behind. The OUHK will strive to deliver more free hands-on learning materials for everyone to learn and excel at anytime and anywhere by just one CLICK. Moreover, the University is currently building a new college which will offer full-time programmes for more young students to meet challenges ahead and build a better future. If you support us, please visit the Open Learning Platform and ‘make a wish’ for our future.

Student Mr Riley Leung  

With his films Remains and More than Ice-cream – Wong Kwong, full-time Creative Writing and Film Arts student Riley Leung received a number of local and overseas awards. Watch Remains and learn more about his creative journey online.




Endorsement video clips of the OUHK outstanding alumni


Several outstanding alumni shared their learning experience at the interviews conducted by the Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit. The video clips of the interviews will be broadcast on TVB Pearl during the ‘Open for Learning’ TV programmes. Snapshots of the interviews are now available at the Alumni Link webpage.



(Alumni groups formed by volunteer alumni)
    Alumni Association of the OUHK - Annual General Meeting, Singing Competition and Dinner Gathering  

Date: 24 March (Sun)
Time and venue:
2:00 pm Annual General Meeting (Room 101A, Ho Man Tin Learning Centre)
4:30 pm Singing Competition (Room 101A, Ho Man Tin Learning Centre)
7:00 pm Dinner Gathering (80 Fat Kwong Street, Ho Man Tin)


Dinner fees: Member $220 / Non-member $250
Deadline for dinner registration:17 March




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