|RESEARCH EXPENDITURE AND
FUNDING IN THE 1998-2001 TRIENNIUM
The 1998-2001 triennium saw healthy and robust development in research amongst the UGC-funded institutions, both in terms of quantity and quality.
During the 1998-2001 triennium, institutions' aggregate expenditure on research increased substantially, both in terms of absolute amount and as a percentage of Hong Kong's GDP (Figure 4.1). UGC and RGC funding for research in the 1998-2001 triennium, in the form of block grants and earmarked grants respectively, continued to constitute a substantial part in research funding for institutions (Figure 4.2)
|Figure 4.1 - Research Expenditure of UGC-funded Institutions 1998-2001|
Figure 4.2 - Institutions' Research Expenditure
by Source of Funding 1998-2001