University Grants Committee (Hong Kong)

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University Grants Committee
大學教育資助委員會
UGC logo.jpg
AbbreviationUGC
Formation1965[1]
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; 114.171503Coordinates: 22°16′49″N 114°10′17″E / 22.280401°N 114.171503°E / 22.280401; 114.171503
Official language
English
Secretary General
Winnie Wong (acting)
Chairman
Carlson Tong
Main organ
University Grants Committee Secretariat
SubsidiariesPolytechnic Planning Committee (abolished)[2]
Quality Assurance Council
Research Grants Council
Budget (2018-19)
$22,207.1m [1]
Websitewww.ugc.edu.hk
Formerly called
University and Polytechnic Grants Committee
University Grants Committee
Traditional Chinese大學教育資助委員會

The University Grants Committee (UGC, Chinese: 大學教育資助委員會) of Hong Kong is an advisory committee responsible for counselling the Government of Hong Kong on the funding and strategic development of higher education in Hong Kong.[3]

UGC-funded universities are:[4]

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 UGC-funded universities.[5]

Research Grants Council[edit]

The Research Grants Council (RGC), established in 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.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Message from Chairman of UGC". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  2. ^ "Brief History". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  3. ^ "UGC > About the UGC". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  4. ^ "What is the relationship of UGC with its funded universities?". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  5. ^ "What is the purpose of establishing the Quality Assurance Council (QAC)?". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  6. ^ "What is the Research Grants Council (RGC)?". www.ugc.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-03-26.

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