Prior to joining HKUST, Bruce Ma taught at local secondary schools, post-secondary and tertiary institutions, and worked as an auditor in an international accounting firm. With a strong commitment to language teaching, he further pursued the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and the Master of Education degree in English Language Teaching after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Canada. Bruce was awarded the Doctorate degree in English Language Teaching from the University of Durham, United Kingdom.


Doctorate in Education

University of Durham, United Kingdom


  • 2010

    Nominated as "one of the most favorite teachers" by students on the Dean's list (organized by the Student Affairs Office, HKUST)

  • 2009

    Received the "Director’s Commendation" – In recognition of excellent contributions to the development of Extra-curricular Language Enhancement Activities in the Language Center of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • 2008

    Awarded as a Coaching Instructor for the Third Prize Winner in the final of the Thirteenth “21st Century Lenovo Cup” National University Students Speaking Competition organized by China Daily and Lenovo in Beijing