Professor Christina HONG
PhD (Aus), MA (USA), BA (Hons), DipEd, DipTchg (NZ), MLE Harvard (USA) GAICD (Aus)
Professor Christina Hong assumed office as the second President of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) in January 2017. As the principal academic and administrative officer of THEi, Professor Hong provides strategic leadership and operational management of the Institute and is responsible for promoting the Institute’s mission and profile through fostering strong academic partnerships and collaborations with academic, industry and employer groups both locally and internationally.
Professor Hong has a strong background in educational leadership with an emphasis on organisational change management, academic governance and quality, curriculum transformation, advancing student learning transformation and outcomes through educator capability development and a focus on industry partnerships, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to commencing with THEi, Professor Hong held senior executive leadership and high-level consultancy roles in the Australian and New Zealand tertiary sectors. Professor Hong has disciplinary expertise in the creative industries and in teacher education. She has led curriculum development, professional standards setting and assessment reform projects in the school and vocational and professional education and training sectors and has undertaken international consultancies, including visiting scholar appointments in the USA, the Republic of South Korea and Hong Kong.
Professor Hong is particularly interested in how tertiary institutions are adapting to the challenges of Education 4.0 in relationship to Industry 4.0 and the new world of work, as well as fostering C21st employability skills, the dynamic of innovation ecosystems, and collaboration through internationalisation and applied research activities. Given her theoretical and practical expertise in the field of curriculum and pedagogy, Professor Hong has been championing and implementing strategic initiatives in the key areas of digital transformation, sustainability, and innovation and entrepreneurship.