With a view to motivating local universities to accelerate the adoption of necessary pedagogical changes and innovations, UGC announced a call in mid-2016 to all eight universities for competitive bidding of an inter-institutional teaching and learning fund totalling HK$200 million.
Overall Results of the Eight Institutions
Altogether UGC received a total of 89 proposals from the 8 UGC-funded institutions. UGC formed an Assessment Panel with external experts to review these project proposals and decided to fund 38 proposals (42.7% success rate) for a total of HK$255.74 million.
PolyU submitted 11 proposals to UGC and 8 proposals (72.7% success rate) requesting funding of HK$85.77 million (33.54% of the total funding) are selected for funding. In other words, PolyU’s success rate is 30% higher than the overall success rate for the scheme. Out of the 8 funded projects, 3 are in the Innovation category; 3 Enhancement of Student Learning Experience; 1 Enhancement of Internationalisation and Engagement with Mainland China; and 1 Language Enhancement. The table below provides a comparison of PolyU achievements with the sector-wide statistics.
Funded Projects with PolyU as Leading Institution
Of the eight funded projects with PolyU as leading institution, three of them are in the category of (a) Innovation; three in the category of (b) Enhancement of Student Learning Experience; one in the category of (c) Enhancement of Internationalisation and Engagement with Mainland China; and one in the category of (d) Language Enhancement. The following table will provide more details about these projects.
Funded Projects led by Other Institutions with PolyU as Participating Institution
The 15 funded projects with PolyU as participating institution obtain a total funding of HK$105.56 million. Details about these projects are given in the table below.