CE meets University Grants Committee members

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met members of the University Grants Committee (UGC) at Government House today (January 12) to exchange views on issues including UGC’s efforts in recent years in grooming high-calibre talent, promoting research work and strengthening governance in the funded institutions, and hosted a lunch for them after the meeting.
     She expressed her gratitude to some 20 local and overseas experts on the UGC for their valuable advice to the Government on allocation of funding to the funded institutions and the strategic development of higher education in Hong Kong under the leadership of the Chairman, Mr Carlson Tong. Noting that the universities in Hong Kong have made remarkable achievements in the academic domain and are highly reputable around the world, they have all along carried the mission of grooming talent, supporting research work and advancing social development in Hong Kong.
     Remarking that she stated in her maiden Policy Address delivered last year that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government would invest heavily in education and actively promote scientific research and the development of innovation and technology (I&T), she thanked the UGC for accepting the Government’s invitation to set up a task force to review the existing research support strategy, the level of research funding and the funding allocation mechanism for the higher education sector. She said she is confident that the recommendations would help Hong Kong enhance the level in scientific research and transfers in I&T fields, advancing the I&T development in the city.

She expressed the hope that the UGC would continue to work closely with the Government and the funded institutions to pursue excellence in teaching and learning in the tertiary institutions to strengthen Hong Kong's position as a regional education hub.

Published on: 2018-01-12

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