The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK/OU), formerly known as The Open Educational Institute of Hong Kong, is a statutory university located in Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The university was established by the Hong Kong government in 1989. Its headquarters is composed of five colleges, namely the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Management, the School of Technology, the School of Nursing and Health, and the School of Education and Languages.
The academic qualifications awarded by universities to the degree of bachelor's degree and advanced studies are all recognized by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The Open University of Hong Kong is the only self-financing university established by the Hong Kong government. At the beginning of its establishment, it was a distance-teaching-based tertiary institution. Now it can be said that the two universities are merged into one and run in a diversified mo
The Open University of Hong Kong has a number of barrier-free facilities, including entrances and exits, passages, lifts, parking spaces for the disabled, and accessible toilets. The design takes full account of the needs of wheelchairs/persons with reduced mobility. Most of the uneven places are equipped with ramps, and the ramps are relatively flat, so wheelchair users can easily get on and off.
Although the Open University of Hong Kong is located on the slopes of Ho Man Tin, the school has sufficient barrier-free facilities so that wheelchair users can go alone.
- The main entrance of the Open University of Hong Kong is located at No. 30, Mu Oi Street, Homan Tin. The gate entrance is flat and wide, which is very suitable for people with wheelchairs/handicapped.
- Most places in the university are designed with wide passages, which are generally suitable for wheelchair users to enter and exit
- There are multiple elevators for loading and unloading in major buildings
- Most uneven places are equipped with ramps, the ramps are relatively flat, so wheelchair users can easily get on and off
- There are multiple accessible toilets in the university, distributed throughout the campus
- There are special parking spaces for the disabled in the parking lot