Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), formerly The Open University of Hong Kong, is not only a provider of quality higher education, but also a well-managed self-financing entity. Over the past three decades, HKMU has evolved from primarily a distance learning institution to become a comprehensive university providing full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as part-time programmes. Through nurturing talent to meet our society’s needs, we have made longstanding contributions to the advancement of Hong Kong’s economy. Today, we are the largest self-financing university in Hong Kong, grooming more than 140,000 graduates and ranks sixth among local universities in terms of full-time undergraduate number.
Established by the Hong Kong Government in 1989 as a provider of distance education, HKMU began offering full-time programmes in 2001. Over the years we have grown into a leader in open and flexible education in the Asia Pacific region, and our full-time face-to-face programmes for qualified secondary school leavers are on par with other established universities across Hong Kong. HKMU today is a young, dynamic, full-fledged university.
To be a leader in providing open and flexible education to all, and to excel as a provider of quality higher education.
To advance learning, knowledge, and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes. As a multi-mode university, we use innovative teaching and education technology to offer world class education, guided by our core values of fairness, integrity, perseverance, and innovation.