The Open University of Hong Kong will be retitled Hong Kong Metropolitan University effective from September 1 this year, following the approval by the Legislative Council this afternoon.
The university said the new title is expected to enhance public awareness and understanding of the University’s mission, role and strategic development.
OUHK Council Chairman Michael Wong Yick-kam said the launch of the new title and logo in the new academic year marks an important milestone in the University’s development.
“We will continue to strive for excellence and enhance the quality of our teaching and research, and contribute further to the higher education sector in Hong Kong,” said Wong.
Meanwhile, OUHK President Prof Paul Lam Kwan-sing said the university will remain firmly committed to its mission to provide students with quality education, give real meaning to its new title and make a concerted effort to bring vitality to the Hong Kong metropolis.