CHENG Yin Cheong

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Chinese Name: 鄭燕祥

Variants: Cheng, Y. C.

CHENG Yin Cheong is Emeritus Professor and Advisor (Academic Development), EPL of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He was Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change (2014-2016), Vice President (Research and Development) of HKIEd (2008-2014), the immediate Past President of World Education Research Association (WERA) (2014-2016) and the President of Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008). Currently he is the chairman of Advisory Board of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation.  Previously he had served as a full member of the University Grants Committee, a panel member of Research Grants Council, and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government. 

Prof. Cheng holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has had extensive experiences in both education and research. His research is mainly on education effectiveness, paradigm shift, leadership, management reform, higher education, and teacher education. Prof. Cheng has published 20 academic books and over 250 book chapters, journal articles and other publications. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai and Persian languages. He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Management (UK) since 2006. Prof. Cheng’s research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Network in UK. In 2008, he was awarded as the Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association in recognition of his excellent contribution to educational research in the Region. He has served as panel member, external examiner or reviewer for local and international universities and research institutions. He has been invited to provide consultancy services to national and international projects in Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Gatar, India, Pakistan, Korea, Mainland China, Netherlands, Macao, and Thailand. In these years, Prof. Cheng has been invited to give over 110 keynote/plenary presentations by national and international organizations.

He has been very interested in watercolour painting since the end of 1960s and had invited personal exhibitions in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014. He was invited by the Hong Kong Museum of Art to conduct art seminars.


Research interests

Education reform,  Paradigm shift in education,

Internationalization of higher education,

Leadership, Teacher education and development.

School autonomy, 21st century learning

Professional information

Scopus ID: 7404911298

ORCID: 0000-0002-0220-9516

Researcher ID: J-5839-2015

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