Professor Lau Hieng Ho has contributed significantly to academic and professional development, transnational education, and university-industry linkage.
His qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering and a PhD from Oxford Brookes University UK, a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from Curtin University and a Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching from Swinburne University of Technology. He is also a Professional Engineer with a Practicing Certificate registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM) and a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia (EA).
Prior to this appointment, Lau served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the Sarawak campus. He has led Swinburne Sarawak’s academic team through the learning transformation to online teaching and learning since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, Lau was instrumental in broadening the courses offered at the Sarawak campus, reshaping the academic profile in teaching and learning, and forging paths for an industry immersion experience to prepare graduates to thrive in this changing world.