EdUHK Team Wins Bett Asia Awards 2023

EdUHK’s Centre of Excellence in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Innovations (CEHETLI) has won the Game Changer Award at the Bett Asia Awards 2023. The award celebrates those leveraging technology to make significant strides in the education field across the Asia-Pacific region. It represents notable recognition for CEHETLI – a higher education teacher capacity building project led by Professor Lim Cher-ping, at the Faculty of Education and Human Development (FEHD).

Under the World Bank's ‘Higher Education Improvement’ Project in Cambodia,  EdUHK has developed long-standing partnerships with several Cambodian partners and stakeholders to establish CEHETLI.

CEHETLI’s primary goal is to bolster the quality of higher education learning and teaching by improving pedagogical approaches, nurturing teachers' abilities to design and deliver effective courses, as well as providing valuable human and pedagogical resources.

The project has harnessed the power of online technology with an innovative TPD (teacher professional development) model, enabling higher education master teachers to learn new approaches and pass on this knowledge to their colleagues in Cambodian partner universities. By June 2024, the project is set to have reached over 1,000 higher education teachers and positively impact the learning experience of more than 30,000 students across Cambodia.

The award was presented at Bett Asia 2023 in Bangkok on 4 October: the largest EdTech Leadership Summit and Expo in the region. It underscores FEHD's commitment to driving innovation and enhancing the equity, quality and efficiency of education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Professor Lim said, “CEHETLI’s success would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our Cambodian partners*. Their tireless effort has been instrumental in improving the quality and inclusivity of higher education in Cambodia We will continue to strengthen our role in creating an impact on the education landscape beyond Hong Kong.”

*List of Cambodian partners 

  • The Directorate General of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Institute of Technology of Cambodia
  • Royal University of Agriculture
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Svay Rieng University
  • National University of Battambang
  • University of Heng Samrin Thbongkhmum

For more information about the project, please view the following video: