School Board and Consultants


Professor Enoch Young, BBS

Vice Chairman

Professor Young obtained a BSc. from the University of Hong Kong and a PhD. from Bristol University, UK He then held post-doctoral research appointments at CERN (Geneva) and Durham University (UK). He returned to Hong Kong in 1968 to take up a lectureship in physics at the University of Hong Kong. Subsequently, he was at various times Associate Dean of Science at the University of Hong Kong and Professor and Dean of Science and Engineering, Director of Graduate School, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and Acting President and Vice-Chancellor at City University of Hong Kong. He served as Director of HKU SPACE during 1997-2008 and led HKU SPACE to become a leader in continuing education and lifelong learning in Hong Kong and the region.


Professor Young served on many Government and non-Government Committees and Councils, including the University Grants Committee, the Vocational Training Council, and the Councils of City University of Hong Kong, Open University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong and the Council of the Physical Society in China. He was Chairman of the Federation of Continuing Education in Tertiary Institutions (2002-2007). He also served as Vice-President of China Higher Education Association Continuing Education Branch and Chief Editor of International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning.


Professor Young has been awarded many honours, including four honorary professorships, four honorary doctorates from universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, UK and the US, and seven honorary fellowships from universities and professional organizations. He received the "World Outstanding Chinese Award" in 2006 and the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2007. In 2009, he received the Honorary University Fellowship and the Distinguished Alumni Award of Faculty of Science by the University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the Hon. Knight of St. John in 2012, and the Honorary Fellowship of HKU SPACE in 2015.


Professor Young has published and presented about 300 thesis papers and articles in the areas of astrophysics, higher education and lifelong learning.