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What other measures are the UGC taking to enhance the teaching and learning quality of universities and the language proficiency of students?

  • The majority of the block grant allocated by the UGC to universities is for good and effective teaching. Annual provision of Teaching Development Grant and Language Enhancement Grant had been allocated to UGC-funded institutions since 1994 and 1991 respectively to enhance teaching quality and language proficiency of students. In the 2016-19 triennium, these two grants have been combined as the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant to provide greater flexibility for universities to decide on the best use of the funding. A total of $512.8 million (around $170.9 million per annum) will be allocated as Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant in the 2016-19 triennium.

  • In the 2016-19 triennium, time-limited funding of $140 million has been earmarked for competitive allocation in teaching and learning projects to incentivise universities in exploring and developing further in the sector-wide strategic areas of teaching and learning, language enhancement and internationalisation.

  • To honour those who excel in teaching in the UGC sector, we have established a UGC Teaching Award. The awardees will become "ambassadors of good teaching" collectively to make a real and sustained impact in promoting teaching excellence in the UGC sector. More details of the Award can be found at http://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/teach_learn/award.html.