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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 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. These two grants have been combined as the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) since the 2016-19 triennium to provide greater flexibility for universities to decide on the best use of the funding. More details of TDLEG can be found at https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/teach_learn/tdg.html.

  • To incentivise universities in exploring and developing further in the sector-wide strategic areas of teaching and learning, language enhancement and internationalisation, UGC also launched the Collaborative Language Enhancement Projects in the 2012-15 triennium, as well as the Funding Schemes for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals in the 2012-15 and 2016-19 triennia. The total project cost of the 38 funded projects under the 2016-19 Funding Scheme is about $256 million. These funded projects are still ongoing, with planned completion dates from mid 2019 to early 2021. More details of the Funding Schemes can be found at https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/teach_learn/teach.html.

  • In the 2019-22 triennium, the amount of TDLEG has increased by $268.4 million to $781.2 million (around $260.4 million per annum) as compared with the previous triennium. This enables universities to focus their efforts in completing the funded projects under the previous funding schemes and support the universities to continue to implement the meaningful initiatives from the previous funding schemes.

  • 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.