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University Accountability Agreement for the 2019-22 Triennium

Pursuant to a key recommendation of the "Governance in UGC-funded Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong" Report (the Governance Report), the University Accountability Agreement (UAA) was established after many rounds of consultations with universities over a three-year period since 2016. In addition to setting out the duties and responsibilities associated with public funding, the individual UAA contains performance indicators which include both sector-wide performance measures and institution-specific key performance indicators. They cover five key domains - 1) quality of the student experience of teaching and learning; 2) quality of research performance and of research postgraduate experience; 3) knowledge transfer and wider engagement; 4) enhanced internationalisation; and 5) financial health and institutional sustainability. The performance indicators provide a useful tool for the UGC to assess the performance of universities against their individual goals under the principle of institutional autonomy.

The UAA forms an integral part of the 2019-22 triennium funding planning process and the UGC will closely engage with the universities to reflect on the implementation of the UAA in light of future development and operational experience. As an enhanced governance framework, the UAA will be refined based on experience gained over time.

The individual UAAs can be downloaded here:

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

Lingnan University (LU)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
pdf fileUniversity Accountability Agreement
pdf fileSector-wide Performance Measures
pdf fileInstitution-specific Key Performance Indicators