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:

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Nestled in a scenic mountain range, just one hour from Hong Kong’s business districts, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) offers tranquility and world-class scholarship in a vibrant, inclusive community. EdUHK is a publicly funded tertiary institution dedicated to the advancement of teaching and learning through diverse academic and research programmes on teacher education and complementary disciplines, including social sciences and humanities. The University places great emphasis on research capability with the aim of contributing to the advancement of knowledge, scholarship and innovation. EdUHK is committed to creating a sustainable impact on social progress and human betterment and defining the education landscape for not only Hong Kong, but also the Asia Pacific region. Ranked 3rd in Asia and 16th in the world in Education (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), EdUHK will continue to make an impact locally, regionally and internationally through high quality research and scholarship. Adopting an Education-plus approach, its primary mission is to lead educational innovation, and to promote and support the strategic development of teaching, teacher education and disciplines complementary to education by preparing outstanding and morally responsible educators and professionals while supporting their lifelong learning. To know more about EdUHK, please visit

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