The vision of CIHE is to nurture graduates who are not only professionally well-trained and academically well-educated, but who can also contribute to the social and moral well-being of society. We reach out to empower the last, the least and the lost, who are under-served, to realise their potential. Our life education programmes, based on the Catholic tradition, aim to enable learners to excel in a holistic manner, especially where "Service with Love" makes a difference. We aspire to become the Saint Francis University, and a well-respected and internationally recognised institution in the longer term.
The mission of the Institute is embodied in our three-pronged approach to add value and stay relevant to young people:
- Professional Development – This is particularly important as many of our students come from the grass root. Readiness for a professional career enhances their chances of upward mobility and hope in life. Wherever appropriate, our programmes aim to prepare graduates for professional recognition on par with their counterparts from publicly-funded institutions.
- Sound Education – Through getting our programmes accredited through HKCAAVQ, we strive to adopt the best practices in Organisational Quality Assurance and Enhancement, and to institutionalise continuous self-improvements in our management practices.
- Positive Life Values - Our motto of "Ad Destinatum Persequor" (自強不息) is to inspire our students to stride unceasingly for self-enhancement. Inculcating this spirit of life-time learning will put them in good stead in a future, where knowledge will get superseded quickly by fast changing technological and social changes. This spirit is also vital in empowering the last, the least and the lost to realise their potential.