Our Staff

Director | Associate Director | Senior Advisor | General Administration | Technology-enhanced Teaching |
Professional Development | Undergraduate Core Education | Arts and Creativity | Teaching Support |


Prof Chih-Chen CHANG, Director of CEI
Extn: 3469-2050      Email: cechang@ust.hk

Prof Chang joined the University in 1993 and is currently a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a research interest in smart structure technology. In conjunction to his appointment as the CEI Director, Prof Chang is also the Academic Director of the Undergraduate Core Education. He is a key participant in new educational initiatives of the University, including development of blended learning courses, outcome-based education, and academic curriculum fostering the attainment of HKUST’s graduate attributes.


Mr Nick NOAKES, Associate Director of CEI
Extn: 2358-6809      Email: ctnick@ust.hk

Nick Noakes joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1994 and has been in the Center (previously CELT) since January 2001.

Nick's areas of research interest are teaching and learning practices around emerging technologies in higher education, epistemological and cognitive change, and institutional change strategies. Click here if you want to know more about Nick.


Mr Erwin Huang, Senior Advisor (Entrepreneurship)
Email: erwinhuang@ust.hk

Joined HKUST in 2016, Erwin Huang was appointed as the Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurial Education to teach Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is dedicated to provide mentorship to young entrepreneurs and cultivate students’ entrepreneurial spirit.

Erwin actively engages in helping the underprivileged groups via social innovations and information technology. In 2011, he founded the social enterprise WebOrganic. Erwin is also the President of Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), Chairman of eLearning Consortium and Vice Chairman of SCHSA (safety bell). Click here if you want to know more about Erwin.


General Administration

Ms Yvonne HO Head
Ms Gloria LO Clerk
Ms Connie YUE Clerk

The support and services provided by the team range from fielding enquiries, budget administration, logistics arrangement for workshops, seminars and special events, office management, maintaining office supplies, procurement/acquisition, inventory control, administration support for General Education courses and personnel matters to record keeping.

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Technology-enhanced Teaching

Ms June CHAN Head, Technology-enhanced Teaching
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Dr Rex NG Manager (Educational Research)
Senior Officer (eLearning Content Development)
Education Development Officer
Ms May TSE Education Development Officer
Assistant Officer (IT)

The team promotes the adoption of instructionally sound technologies in learning and teaching at HKUST. We support faculty and teaching staff in their teaching efforts through the followings:

  • provide project management, Instructional Design advice, technological advice and evaluation support to institutional eLearning initiatives, such as Blended Learning and MOOC.
  • collaborate with teaching staff in developing interactive online content/objects to support their eLearning initiatives.
  • provide hands-on training and usage support on institutional eLearning platform and tools.
  • explore and promote emerging technologies for active learning and teaching.

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Professional Development

Dr Beatrice CHU Head, Professional Development
Senior Education Development Officer
Mr Donn GONDA Education Development Officer
Ms Elaine WONG Education Development Officer
Mr Derek LAM Assistant Teaching Development Officer
Ms Nicole LAI Research Assistant

The team has two areas of work to promote professional development for teaching staff and postgraduate students at HKUST. The team develops and conducts professional development programs for teaching staff (both faculty and non-faculty) including faculty orientation, workshops and seminars on educational topics and teacher training. The team also delivers training for the postgraduate students through the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training program and professional development program for Research postgraduates (RPG).

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Undergraduate Core Education

Prof CC CHANG Academic Director
Ms Yvonne HO Head
Ms Theresa TAM Manager
Ms Alison LAM Assistant Manager
Ms Aerica LEE Assistant Manager

The team provides administrative and executive support to the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE) in common core course administration and promotion of university core education. It also supports and coordinates the quality assurance activities of the Common Core Program.

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Arts and Creativity

Dr Anna KWONG Program Director (Center for the Arts)
Ms Tammy KONG Assistant Manager
Ms Catherine TSE Senior Multimedia Designer
Ms Gloria CHOI Program Officer
Mr Jeff LAI Program Officer
Ms Vickie WONG Program Officer
Mr Sunny TANG Clerical Assistant

The team is a joint force of HART courses support staff and the Center for the Arts. We run studio-based art courses and complement them with co-curricular activities. The team also promotes the appreciation of artistic and creative expression through a wide range of art and cultural events on campus.

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Teaching Support

Ms Aki LEUNG Teaching Associate (Entrepreneurship Education)
Mr Jonathan MA Research Assistant (Part-time)

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