University Grants Committee (Hong Kong)

Coordinates: 22°16′49″N 114°10′17″E / 22.280401°N 114.171503°E / 22.280401; 114.171503
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University Grants Committee
TypeNon-statutory body
HeadquartersShui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′49″N 114°10′17″E / 22.280401°N 114.171503°E / 22.280401; 114.171503
Official language
Secretary General
James Tang Tuck-hong
Carlson Tong
Main organ
University Grants Committee Secretariat
SubsidiariesQuality Assurance Council
Research Grants Council
Budget (2020-21)
$22,791.6m [1]
Formerly called
University and Polytechnic Grants Committee
University Grants Committee
Traditional Chinese大學教育資助委員會
Simplified Chinese大学教育资助委员会

The University Grants Committee of Hong Kong is a non-statutory advisory committee responsible for counselling the Government of Hong Kong on the financing and expansion needs of its subsidised higher education institutions. Appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, its members consist of local and overseas academics, university administrators, and community leaders.[2]


There are eight universities funded by the University Grants Committee.[3]

Quality Assurance Council[edit]

The Quality Assurance Council (QAC), established in April 2007, is a semi-autonomous non-statutory body operating under the purview of the Committee to facilitate quality assurance of all programmes at the levels of sub-degree, first degree and above (however funded), offered by the UGC-funded universities.[4]

Research Grants Council[edit]

The Research Grants Council (RGC), established in January 1991, is a non-statutory advisory council functioning under the aegis of the Committee. It is responsible for providing suggestions to the Government on the needs of Hong Kong's higher education institutions in academic research and distribution of funding for research projects undertaken by the UGC-funded universities.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Message from Chairman of UGC". Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "What is the University Grants Committee (UGC)?". Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ "What is the relationship of UGC with its funded universities?". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  4. ^ "What is the purpose of establishing the Quality Assurance Council (QAC)?". Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  5. ^ "What is the Research Grants Council (RGC)?". Retrieved 26 March 2018.

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