Dr Jimmy Wong

Executive Director
Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education

Dr Jimmy Wong is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, which provides off-school training programmes for the most gifted and talented students aged 10 to 18 in Hong Kong. He graduated with a BSc degree in Physics with Astrophysics from King’s College, University of London, MSc. and PhD in Material Science from Imperial College London. Upon his return to Hong Kong in the mid 1990’s, he began his research and science education career. He is regarded as the ‘Father of STEM Education’ in Hong Kong and has nurtured numerous top students and teachers in the field of STEM and creativity education. He founded the Hong Kong STEAM Education Association in 2015 and is currently the Chairman. He sits on both the Public Libraries Advisory Committee and the Museum Advisory Committee advising the HKSAR Government on the development of public libraries and the promotion of science and cultural matters. Dr Wong was awarded the HKSAR Government Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service in 2011 to honour his contribution in the field of science and innovation technology education in Hong Kong.