Professor Philip C. H. CHAN, BBS
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
On behalf of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to The Open University of Hong Kong on the happy occasion of its 30th anniversary.
As the first self-financed university established by the Hong Kong Government, OUHK has evolved from a local distance-learning institution into a leading provider of open and flexible education in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the years, the University has nurtured more than 120,000 professionals through its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and has dedicated efforts to advancing innovative research.
OUHK’s growth since its inception has been driven by community demand for its services. To address the needs of our ageing population, the impending establishment of an Institute of Healthcare will enable the University to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals who will support the development of Hong Kong as a healthy city in the years ahead.
This is just one example of OUHK’s initiatives that will contribute to the sustainable development of Hong Kong. With concerted efforts of its staff, students and alumni, I am confident that OUHK will make further contributions to the betterment of our society. I wish the University every success in its future endeavours.