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Distinguished Alumni 2019

Mr Chee-Kuen YIP

Mr Chee-Kuen YIP

Mr Chee-Kuen YIP

1981 BSc graduate

“I do and I understand.”



  • Adviser of H2OPE Centre, Water Supplies Department (2015 – present)
  • International Programme Committee of Science Centre World Summit (2014 – 2017)
  • Chief Curator of Macao Science Centre (2007 – 2012)
  • President of Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres (2003 – 2005)
  • Chief Curator of Hong Kong Science Museum (1998 – 2007)
  • Curator of Hong Kong Space Museum (1993 – 1998)



With an interest in astronomy since junior secondary school, Mr Chee-Kuen YIP took up physics at HKU. He began his career at the Hong Kong Space Museum in 1981 and the experience and expertise gained that empowered him to set, manage and develop multiple science centres from ground zero.  He had worked closely with experts in different fields and his “Flowers in the Mirrors” exhibition had been shown in different countries.

Mr YIP had helped Education Bureau in curriculum development and publisher in science education for primary schools.  He started his international role in 2003 by promoting collaboration amongst science centres in the Asia-Pacific regions.  He commits to uphold the mission of science centres through STEM activities, linking traditional education to global researches and policies including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.  Visioning the growth both internationally and locally in stematoriums – institutions covering science centres, education centres, nature parks etc. – that provide informal public education in STEM in a hands-on way, he strives to attract more talents to enter the field of stemagineering.