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Cutting the ribbon at the UCEM Hong Kong headquarters opening ceremony

UCEM opens Hong Kong office

University College of Estate Management opens Asia-Pacific headquarters

Posted by Stephanie Broad | March 04, 2016 | International

Online learning provider University College of Estate Management (UCEM) has opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong.

The opening ceremony on 25 February was officiated by Ashley Wheaton, Principal of UCEM, Marco Moon Hoi Wu, GBS Chairman of Hong Kong Housing Society, Sr Hon Tony Wai Chuen Tse BBS of LegCo for Architectural, Surveying and Planning, Sr Chun-Kong Lau President of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Chris Brooke of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Asia) and Peng Lang Mok President of The Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong). 

UCEM has been present in Hong Kong for over 40 years - working closely with industry organisations such as HKIS (Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors), RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building) - and the region is responsible for 80 per cent of overseas applications. The new Hong Kong office cements UCEM’s commitment to those seeking to start or further a career in the Built Environment in Asia Pacific, through a range of property-related programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level and CPD courses.

Ashley Wheaton, UCEM Principal, addressing the crowd at the opening ceremony    

Ashley Wheaton, Principal at UCEM, commented: “I’m extremely proud to announce the opening of our Hong Kong office, which will provide a platform for UCEM in the Asia Pacific region and further demonstrate our commitment to the region. We’ve been present in Hong Kong for a long time, and we’re now looking to strengthen our position within the market and help it grow.

He continued, “We’re continuing to work closely with HKIS and other industry organisations to identify and deliver CPD needs. Our dedication to ensuring that our students benefit from high quality and prestigious qualifications only continues, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing this grow in Asia-Pacific.”

Chris Brooke, Vice President at RICS commented, “Given the importance of educating and training the professionals of the future, it’s excellent to see UCEM taking this step.”    

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