CERC celebrated 20th anniversary with public lecture!

“Changing Times, Changing Territories: Comparative Education in and from Hong Kong”

3:00 pm, 7 February 2015, at Rayson Huang Lecture Theater, The University of Hong Kong.

Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a public lecture! The keynote speech for this occasion was held in the Rayson Huang Theatre at 15:00, Saturday, 7 February 2015.

The lecture was chaired by Maria Manzon, Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is also Chair of the Admissions and New Societies Standing Committee of WCCES and Editor of CIEclopedia. The keynote speakers are five former CERC directors: 


LEELee Wing On was the founding Director of CERC in 1994, and taught at HKU until 1998. He subsequently held positions at the University of Sydney, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the National Institute of Education in Singapore. He is now Vice-President of the Open University of Hong Kong.


mbrayMark Bray was Director of CERC from 1996 to 2001, and again has been Director from 2010 to the present and UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education, University of Hong Kong. He handed over the Directorship in 2002 when he became Dean of the HKU Faculty of Education.



Bob Adamson was Director of CERC during 2002. He subsequently moved to the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is now Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform.




Mark Mason was Director of CERC from 2002 to 2008. He subsequently moved to the Hong Kong Institute of Education and then in 2013 took leave of absence to work in Geneva as Senior Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education.



Rui YangYang Rui was Director of CERC from 2008 to 2010. He remains in HKU as a member of the CERC Management Committee and is a Professor in the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education with particular focus on education in China and issues of globalisation.



CESHK 2015