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Our Teaching Culture



We blend highly effective small group teaching with technology-enhanced, interactive large group lecturing. Our ongoing commitment to the continuous enhancement of learning has won us numerous teaching awards. For instance, History faculty won the University Teaching Excellence Award twice (2010; 2012), the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2009), and the UGC Teaching Excellence Award (2012).


Watch Our Students' Sharing on YoutubeOur students tell us that our teaching is effective. They also often describe the history learning community as being 'like a family.' Students enrolled in our programs engage with the challenge of learning independently and collaboratively. They approach problems critically and creatively. They develop strong abilities in making arguments, communicating clearly and effectively, and in making complex connections across space and time. (To hear more about our teaching culture from our students, check out our students' interview here.)


Students who wish to study history based upon the very latest, and highest impact research choose to study history at The University of Hong Kong. At HKU they become co-participants with teachers in the collaborative process of producing new historical knowledge.


What's Up?
Dr. Carol Tsang Dr. Carol Tsang receives the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards (2017-2018).
Prof. David M Pomfret Dr. Peter Cunich receives the HKU Teaching Feedback Award.
Dr. Peter Cunich Dr. Peter Cunich receieves the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2012.