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What is the purpose of establishing the Quality Assurance Council (QAC)?

  • The QAC was established in April 2007 as a semi-autonomous non-statutory body under the aegis of the UGC to assist in assuring the quality of all programmes at the levels of sub-degree, first degree and above (however funded) offered by UGC-funded universities.

  • It aims to assure the quality of educational experience offered in UGC-funded universities is sustained and improved, and is at an internationally competitive level. It also encourages universities to excel in this area of activity.

  • The core operational tasks of the QAC include the conduct of institutional audits, the promotion of quality assurance and enhancement, and the spread of good practice.

  • Further details of the QAC and its audit procedures can be found at the QAC Website (http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/qac/index.html).