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Professor Enoch C. M. Young

Professor Enoch C.M. Young joined the Hong Kong Academy of Management as its President in January, 2015. He is Director Emeritus of the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Vice-President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association. He served as Director of HKU SPACE during 1997-2008 when he led the development of HKU SPACE to become a leader in the field of continuing education and lifelong learning in Hong Kong and the region. He also led the establishment of two community colleges in Hong Kong and one in Mainland China.

Professor Young obtained a B.Sc. degree in Physics 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.). Prior to joining HKU SPACE, he was at various times Associate Dean of Science at the University of Hong Kong and Professor and Head of Department of Applied Science, 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 has 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 the City University of Hong Kong, Open University of Hong Kong, the 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).

For his contributions to physics and higher education, Professor Young has been awarded many honours, including five honorary professorships, four honorary doctorates from universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, U.K. and U.S.A., and seven honorary fellowships from various professional organizations. He received the “World Outstanding Chinese” Award in 2006 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong SAR Government 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.

Professor Young also has an interest in music and the arts, and as a baritone, has appeared frequently as a soloist in concerts and presented several recitals. He has served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Oratorio Society for many years.