Founded in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Hong Kong (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the The Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 27 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. OUHK also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.