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Ken Wong

Former Head of International College and Principal Lecturer




Ken Wong was Head of HKU SPACE International College. He had his vision set on practising education with a ‘glocal’ synthesis and nudging internationalisation in higher education. Ken had responsibility for leading, promoting and implementing a global network of collaborations with academic and business organisations, as well as managing the strategic, academic, financial and branding aspects of the College. Ken had grown the College from around 300 full-time undergraduate students to a community of about 2,000 students. 

During his academic career, Ken had developed several key initiatives in partnership, learning and community engagement. He spear-headed the University of Western Australia's joint BA programmes, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama executive education and more recently, two joint master’s programmes in collaboration with the University of the Arts London (UAL). The HKU SPACE-UAL (Central Saint Martins) programme in Arts and Cultural Enterprise is the first and the only overseas PG presence outside the UK in Central Saint Martins' 160 years of history.  

Since 2004, Ken has given guest lectures and talks to a wide range of audiences in universities, institutes, think tanks and professional associations in HK, China, S. E. Asia, Australia and the UK. 

Academic Interests

  • Arts and creative industries
  • Cultural politics and policy
  • Global cities (narrative, positioning and connectedness)
  • Media and gender consumption
  • Transnational education (its strategies, operation and sustainability)

Selected Press Interviews (English)

A New Creative Hub for Hong Kong  Hong Kong Trade Development Council | Hong Kong Means Business (6 May 2016)

How to Collect  Art Basel Year 46: Official annual publication (23 March 2016)

Exercise in Aesthetics  THE PEAK Magazine (Issue March 2016)

Being Human  SCMP (8 January 2016)

Forward Movement  SCMP (12 October 2015)

Global Citizens  HOME JOURNAL (1 June 2015)

Brushing Up  Hong Kong Trade Development Council | Hong Kong Means Business (5 March 2015)

Art Collecting 101  HK Magazine (12 March 2015)

Art Collection 101  The List (Issue 233, 1 March 2015)

New Art Collecting Course Launches in Hong Kong  Private Art Investor (27 October 2014)