Personal Information

Dr. Frankie Ng received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Design from the world-renowned Royal College of Art in London –the world’s only wholly postgraduate university in art and design and the world’s No.1 art & design college by QS World University Rankings in 2014).Dr. Ng was the first Chinese fashion student to be admitted by the Royal College of Art directly from Hong Kong. He was also the first person in the world to have earned a practice-led PhD in fashion design, as well as the first in the history of the Royal College of Art (since 1837). In addition, Dr. Ng holds an executive master of business association(EMBA) degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), whose programme has been ranked by Financial Times as the top EMBA programme in Asia over the past 12 consecutive years and as one of the top 10 EMBA programmes in the world.Dr Ng is currently an Associate Professor (Fashion and Textile Design) at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, whose research performance and citation index in textile and clothing is ranked world’s No.1 by Thomson Reuters. He has supervised more than 15 PhD and post-doc students and is a world respected figure in art & design and education.



Doctor of Philosophy, Royal College of Art, London

Master of Design, Royal College of Art, London

Executive Master of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Fellow, Chartered Society of Designers, UK

Fellow, The Textile Institute, UK

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, UK

Fellow, International Biographical Centre, UK

Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Textile and Apparel, HK

Life Member, Hong Kong Designers Association, HK



Dr Ng’s interests include architecture and interior design, cars, contemporary art, movies, music, and sports



Dr Ng has published over 200 papers in refereed and indexed academic and refereed international conference proceedings, held some 50 design exhibitions and shows, and has won numerous design and research awards.


Professional Appointment and Membership

Former United Nations Fashion Expert

Director and Founding Chairman, Chinese RCAlumni Association

Director and Founding Vice President, CUHK EMBA Alumni Association

Past Chairman and Adviser, Chartered Society of Designers (HK Chapter), UK

Expert Advisor, Hong Kong Museum of Arts

Advisor and Guest Curator, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council of Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications

Adjunct Professor, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

Visiting Professor, Guangzhou University

Visiting Professor, Shandong University of Art & Design