Prof Frederic Leung
BBS President of International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI); Chairman of Faculty Board, Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, University of Hong Kong
Frederick K.S. Leung, BBS, Chair Professor and Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education at the University of Hong Kong, is Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Education in the University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Education from 1996 to 2002, and Dean of the Graduate School between 2019 and 2021. Professor Leung’s major research interests are in the comparison of mathematics education in different countries, and in the influence of different cultures on teaching and learning.
He is the national project manager for Hong Kong in OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), and was principal investigator of the Hong Kong component of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), TIMSS Video Study, and Learner’s Perspective Study (LPS). Professor Leung publishes widely in the field of mathematics education, and was one of the editors for the Second International Handbook on Mathematics Education and the Third International Handbook on Mathematics Education published by Springer. He was also international consultant for a number of World Bank, UNESCO and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects in education. Professor Leung was appointed a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2003, and was awarded the prestigious Hans Freudenthal Medal for 2013. He was named a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education, China in 2014, and he received the World Outstanding Chinese Award in 2015. Professor Leung was awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2017 for his contributions in mathematics education, and was conferred an Honorary membership by the International Association for the Evaluation of Academic Achievement (IEA) in 2019. Professor Leung is currently the President of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI).