Professor Tsui Lik-hang has been awarded Hong Kong’s 2023 University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Members) for integrating Chinese history learning with digital humanities tools. The sector-wide award honours academics who excel in teaching at the eight UGC-funded universities.
The citation for Professor Tsui’s award praises him as “an outstanding educator recognised for pioneering innovative digital learning in history education.” Professor Tsui’s student-centred teaching approach integrates datasets and tools for mapping, timelines, text annotation and digital biographies. This challenges the clichés, rethinks analytical frameworks, and spurs data-driven debates, empowering students to reshape their understanding of history and become reflective researchers. He explains his teaching philosophy in this UGC-produced video. Apart from undergraduate students, he also supervises master’s and doctoral students.
In 2022/23, CityU recognised Professor Tsui’s outstanding teaching performance with the Teaching Excellence Award. He has also received other awards for his research and knowledge transfer activities.