Since its establishment, the HKIER has established five research programmes and a number of projects. These programmes not only consolidate the research efforts of local and overseas institutions but also provide the impetus for further exploration of ideas in related areas of inquiry.
Education Quality

Programme Coordinator: Professor HO Sui Chu Esther

In response to concerns about the quality of education in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and the West, this programme aims at promoting research on the theory, measurement and improvement of education in the context of rapid social, economic, political and cultural development of societies, particularly those in the Asia-Pacific region. The programme also provides a solid basis for the establishment of education standards, improvement of educational practices, evaluation of educational innovations, and formulation of policy to facilitate education development and accountability.