Professor Enoch Chien Ming Young

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Professor Enoch Chien Ming Young

Director Emeritus, School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE)

Professor Enoch C.M. Young is Director Emeritus of the School of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE).  He served as Director of HKU SPACE during 1997-2008.  As the Director, Professor Young led HKU SPACE to become a leader in continuing education and lifelong learning in Hong Kong and the region.

Professor Young obtained a B.Sc. from the University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. from Bristol University, U.K.  He held research appointments at CERN (Geneva) and Durham University (U.K.).  Before 1997, he was at various times Associate Dean of Science at 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.

Professor Young served on many Government and non-Government Committees and Councils, including the University Grants Committee (UGC), the Vocational Training Council (VTC), 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).

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

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