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Quality Assurance Council publishes report on quality audit of CUHK

The Quality Assurance Council (QAC) under the University Grants Committee (UGC) today (June 11) published the report on the quality audit of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in the third audit cycle.

CUHK was the third university audited in the third audit cycle, which places an emphasis on how individual universities review and enhance their framework on academic standards and academic quality, academic programme development, teaching and learning, student learning assessment and support for students, as well as the collection, analysis and usage of data to inform such quality assurance processes.

The audit report presents the findings of the audit panel appointed by the QAC based on the self-evaluation report prepared by CUHK and a series of audit meetings with staff, students and external stakeholders (such as employers) of the university held in October 2023. After being considered by the QAC, the audit report was endorsed by the UGC in May 2024.

The report identified a number of features of good practice and a recommended action with a view to encouraging CUHK and the higher education sector as a whole to strive for continuous enhancement to their quality assurance regimes. The full audit report with the formal response from CUHK is available on the QAC website (www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/qac/about/term/publications/report.html) for public access.

The QAC quality audits ascertain whether the arrangements for quality assurance adopted by universities are fit for purpose and comparable with international best practices. The QAC third audit cycle covers all programmes at the levels of sub-degree, first degree and above, however funded, leading to a qualification wholly or partly awarded by the UGC-funded universities.

The QAC expressed gratitude to CUHK and all stakeholders for their support for the quality audit.

June 11, 2024 (Tuesday)