University Grants Committee (UGC), which
normally meets three times a year in Hong
Kong, is assisted in its work by the following
standing Sub-Committees and Groups: General
Affairs and Management Sub-Committee (GAMSC),
Sub-Committee (SSC), Research
Group (RG), Communications
Group (CG), Financial
Affairs Group (FAG) and Financial
Affairs Expert Working Group (FAEWG).
Ad hoc groups and panels will be convened
according to the task at hand.
The Research Grants Council (RGC) is established under the aegis of the UGC and functions as a semi-autonomous advisory body within the organisational structure of the Committee. It works in close partnership with the UGC and advises and reports to the SAR Government through the UGC on matters within its purview.
The Quality Assurance Council (QAC), a semi-autonomous advisory body, is also established under the UGC in April 2007. It aims to assist the UGC in assuring the quality of programmes (however funded) at first degree and above levels offered by UGC-funded institutions.
The UGC, its councils, sub-committees and various groups are served by a Secretariat which is a branch of the Government staffed mainly by civil servants. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General, UGC who is statutorily responsible for monies controlled by the UGC.
The current committee structure and the membership are shown here.