Professor Lau Sing is named Emeritus Professor


劉誠教授獲頒榮休教授名銜

Date: 04 Sep 2014 (Thursday)

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HKBU confers title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Lau Sing

浸大頒授榮休教授名銜予劉誠教授

HKBU announced the conferment of the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Lau Sing, Chair Professor of the Department of Education Studies and former Director of the Centre for Child Development, in recognition of his significant contributions and long-standing services to the University and his distinguished achievements in the academic world and the community at large, effective 1 September 2014.

Professor Lau has served the University for almost 24 years. He first joined the University in 1978 as a lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Social Work where he worked for a year. In 1991, he re-joined the Department of Education Studies of the University and became Professor in 1995 and Chair Professor in 1996. Professor Lau was the Head of the Department of Education Studies from 1991 to 1994. Over the years, he has supervised over 50 postgraduate students.

Professor Lau was the founding Director of the Centre for Child Development and held the position from 1991 to 2013. The Centre was set up with the aim of fostering children’s positive development through inter-disciplinary research and training programmes. Under his leadership, the Centre has conducted research and organised a wide array of training activities on psychological development, gifted education, parenting education as well as single-parent family services in the past two decades. In addition, the annual summer camp for children initiated by Professor Lau has become a leading programme of its kind in Hong Kong.

Professor Lau is held in high regard by the international community of researchers on child development, gifted education and creativity. A prolific scholar, Professor Lau boasts a strong record of scholarship including nearly 80 journal articles, eight books, 19 book chapters and has received over HK$25 million in grants, including nine grants from Research Grants Council and 13 from the Government’s Quality Education Fund. He has also unceasingly rendered his professional service to promote research and scholarship by serving as panel member of the Research Grants Council for reviewing research proposals and editorial board member of a number of international journals on education and creativity. 

Professor Lau is also widely respected locally for his continuous leadership of outreach programmes promoting creativity and child development. In the past few decades, apart from being frequently invited to speak in seminars and to write educational pieces of interest to the community, he has served enthusiastically on numerous organisations and committees ranging from the government and education institutions to social welfare groups serving children and youths, contributing to the betterment of society on various fronts.

香港浸會大學宣布,頒授榮休教授名銜予教育學系講座教授、前兒童發展研究中心主任劉誠教授,以表揚他對大學的長期服務和莫大貢獻,以及在學術及社會服務方面的卓越成就,於2014年9月1 日起生效。

劉教授服務浸大近24年,他於1978年加入社會學及社會工作學系出任講師一年,其後再於1991年加入教育學系,1995年擢升為教授,1996年晉升為講座教授。劉教授於1991年至1994年出任教育學系系主任。歷年來,他培養超過50位研究生。

劉教授是兒童發展研究中心的首任主任,任期由1991年至2013年。中心成立的目的是透過跨學科研究及培訓計劃,培養兒童的正面發展。過去20年,中心在劉教授的領導下進行學術研究及舉辦各類培訓活動,包括心理發展、資優教育、家長教育和單親家庭服務等;而由劉教授倡議舉辦的一年一度兒童夏令營更成為本港同類活動的表表者。

劉教授在兒童發展、資優教育和創意研究方面在國際上享譽盛名。他著作等身,曾發表近80篇學術論文、撰寫八本書及19篇書章,並獲得逾2,500萬港元研究經費,包括研究資助局九項資助及政府優質教育基金13項資助。劉教授在專業服務方面亦不遺餘力,曾任研究資助局評審小組成員,又擔任多份教育及創意國際學術期刊的編輯委員。

劉教授在創意和兒童發展外展工作上的持續領導地位備受廣泛尊崇。過去數十年,他除了經常獲邀主講研討會及發表有關教育的文章外,亦熱心服務不同機構及委員會,包括服務兒童及青少年的政府及教育機構,以及社會福利團體,為改善不同範疇社會狀況作出貢獻。