About Us

Core Concepts

Big Education Platform and Education2.1

HKEducation Research Limited was incorporated in 2016 as a guarantee company with no share capital and is exempted from tax due to its public charity. As a non-governmental organization in educational research and policy advocacy, HKEducation Research Limited fully supports educational research conducted by the “Education 2.1 Group” composed of 17 educators, scholars and the business sector. At the end of 2016, the “Education 2.1 Group” published research, “Different Education”, which provides four main recommendations, one of them is “building a big education platform, aim at social participation and optimizing learning. This platform is officially named Education 2.1 Big Education Platform, and its operating and financial expenditures will be fully supported by HKEducation Research Limited.

Facing the challenges of future society, a traditional classroom cannot fulfill the needs of students’ development. However, there is a significant difference in abilities in providing extra curriculum other than traditional classrooms among schools because of different school resources and social networks. Schools, especially those based on grassroots students, need our help to mobilize resources from all walks of life to provide grassroots students with more experiential learning opportunities and create better conditions for cultivating their comprehensive literacy.

In the past, the institutions for students’ off-campus learning experience have blossomed everywhere. However, this is only the beginning, and there are many resources still to be developed in society. Therefore, the “Education 2.1” team proposes to use the school as the medium to build a “big education platform” (hereinafter referred to as “big platform”) to optimize students learning by integrating all professions including government, universities, business and industry, non-government organizations, media, religious and cultural groups.

Our Vision

Promoting experiential learning

Collaborating all parties to promote systematic, meaningful and effective experiential learning. At present, there are many institutions and organizations working with schools on promoting a variety of learning activities. The “Big Platform” provides a chance for all stakeholders to share the information and experience of experiential learning. Students’ learning experience would be optimized by the effect of mutual information and multiple cooperation.

Optimizing societal resources for students’ all-round development

The “big platform” can use resources including financial resources, manpower, places, etc., from different parties, and to encourage them to involve and help students’ development.

Optimizing resources for underprivileged groups

With the transformation of society, many domestic issues were transferred to the school. At the same time, there is an uneven distribution of learning resources due to wealth disparity. Under the current social conditions, it is necessary to allocate more resources to the disadvantaged group. The “Big Platform” will seek direct support for underprivileged students to grasp every opportunity of learning to enrich themselves. The resources mentioned above including caring for and nurture the next generation of ethnic minorities, promoting cultural inclusion, and transforming multiculturalism into social wealth.

Promoting partnership between schools and business and industries

To promote “one to one” or “N to one” partnership between enterprises and disadvantaged schools, schools have taken the initiative to strengthen policy support for special education needs through matching and cross-sectoral collaboration.


The Steering Committee of Big Education Platform

Mr Antony KC Leung

Chairman and CEO of Nan Fung Group, Chairman and Co-founder of New Frontier Group, Chairman of charity organizations:Heifer International Hong Kong、 Food Angel, Former Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Former Chairman of Education Commission and Chairman of University Grants Committee, etc.

Mr Tai Hay Lap

Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Vice Chairman of the Board of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, Special Adviser of the President of The Education University of Hong Kong, Former Chairman of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee (QEFSC), Former member of Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, Former member of Education Commission, etc.

Dr Joseph LEE

The Founder and President of Wofoo Social Enterprises, Chairman of Wofoo Plastics & Chemicals Group, Vice-chairperson of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force and Chairman of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee,etc.

Dr. POON Suk Han, Halina

The Principal of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School, The Chairman of the Hong Kong Subsidized Secondary School Council, the Member of Education Commission, Member of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee on the Education Development Fund.

Professor LUI Tai Lok

Vice President (Research and Development) of The Education University of Hong Kong, Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, Director of the Academy of Hong Kong Studies, Director of the Centre for Greater China Studies, at The Education University of Hong Kong.