Shanghai Forum for Education
Excellence 2022 (SFEE 2022)



Prof. Hung Wei Loong

Professor and Dean, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Short Bio

Professor David Hung is the Dean of Education Research and Centre Director of Science of Learning in Education at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also the President’s chair of the Learning Sciences for the University. In particular, his interest is in the social cultural orientations in the system of schools in Singapore. In 2004, Prof Hung initiated the set-up of the Learning Sciences Laboratory and more recently, the Science of Learning in Education Center. He has been involved in the ICT MasterPlan initiative by the Ministry of Education since its inception in 1997 and has witnessed its evolution over the years in terms of student-centred inquiry learning mediated through technologies. A significant part of the present effort is on translation and the diffusion of educational innovations of which the eduLab funding initiative was pivotal. Prof Hung delved into issues of school and teacher leadership primarily due to the need to situate and sustain these innovative pedagogies, and from a systems’ perspective. In tandem with his learning sciences and systems’ understanding in the nexus of research-policy-and-practice, Prof Hung manages significant research funds and publishes widely in both books and journals.