Results of UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium)


In view of the overwhelming support to the Funding Scheme in the last triennium, the UGC launches another round of the Scheme in the 2016-19 triennium. The objective of the Funding Scheme is to incentivise universities in exploring and developing further in the sector-wide strategic areas of teaching and learning, language enhancement and internationalisation. The funding scheme encourages four types of strategic themes for support on a competitive basis:

  • Innovation
  • Enhancement of student learning experience
  • Enhancement of internationalisation and engagement with Mainland China
  • Language enhancement
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Overview of HKBU’s Results

In July 2016, the UGC announced the call for inter-institutional teaching and learning proposals. In response to it, our colleagues participated in 47 proposals, including 10 led by HKBU in December 2016.

Altogether, UGC received 89 proposals and decided to support 38 for a total HK$255.74 million. Of the 38 successful projects, our colleagues lead in five (5) and join twenty-one (21) projects led by other institutions (~55% success rate). The total funding we received is $42.32 million (16.6% of total funding).

No. of proposals received/ submitted 89 47
No. of proposals approved 38 26
Success rate ~43% ~55%

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HKBU as lead institution
Project Title Coordinating Person at HKBU Total Project Cost (HKD) HKBU’s Portion (HKD)
Coding, Design, and Global Involvement: Engaging Students
in Multi-domain Active Learning Through the Creation of Mobile Apps and an Apps Resource Centre (ARC)
Prof. Christopher Keyes (MUS) $ 14,148,000 $ 8,272,000
Developing Multidisciplinary and Multicultural
Competences through Gamification and Challenge-based Collaborative Learning
Dr. Eva Wong (CHTL) $ 8,697,140 $ 4,798,780
Enhancing Orthopedics Curriculums in Chinese Medicine
Education by Bringing Theory to Practice
Dr. Tu Feng (SCM) $ 3,400,000 $ 1,800,000
Standardizing Clinical Education Assessment of Chinese
Medicine through the Internationalization of a Practicum Internship Program
Prof. Li Min (SCM) $ 4,240,000 $ 2,120,000
A Telecollaborative Project on Integrated Language
Learning and Social Awareness (ILLSA)
Dr. Tushar
Chaudhuri (GIS),
Ms. Angela Ng
$ 4,999,614 $ 2,787,308
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HKBU as partner institution
Project Title Coordinating Person at HKBU Total Project Cost (HKD) HKBU’s Portion (HKD)
Led by CityU
Meeting the Challenge of Teaching and Learning Language in the University: Enhancing Linguistic Competence and Performance in English and Chinese Dr. Pan Jun (ENG) $ 3,398,646 $ 171,250
Enhancing University Students’ Well-being and Positive Learning Experiences – Application of Positive Education Dr. Sharon Leung (SOWK) $  5,703,000 $ 756,000
Led by CUHK
Effective Implementation of the Flipped Classroom Approach in Hong Kong Higher Education for Enhanced Learning Outcomes Dr. Theresa Kwong (CHTL) $ 10,000,000 $ 1,250,000
Blended Approach for Social Work Learning: A Reflection-based and User-oriented Pedagogical Model Prof. Victor Wong (SOWK) $ 5,260,000 $ 300,000
Led by EdUHK
Special Educational Needs Empowerment Project for Pre-service Teachers Dr. Ann Lui (EDUC) $ 5,689,600 $ 1,803,800
Students as Teaching Partners: Developing Pedagogical Materials and Activities in Chinese Storytelling and Writing with Community Engagement under ‘Student Network Group’ Framework (with a Digital Archive of Chinese Narratives Open to the Public) Mr. Sunny Mak (LC) $ 1,204,786 $ 281,462
Led by HKU
Internationalising Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education through Building Professional Capacity CHTL $ 3,600,000 $ 1,100,000
Driving Cultural and Educational Shift: Providing Support, Activities and Professional Development in the Pedagogy, Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning in Holistic Competencies Dr. Theresa Kwong (CHTL) $  8,947,836 $ 1,841,000
A Student-Tutor Writing Consultation Programme and Inter-institutional Writing Consultation Support System Dr. Cissy Li (LC) $ 3,467,930 $ 876,000
Strengthening the Alignment of Residential Education and University’s Educational Aims Dr. Kevin Yue (SCM) $  4,233,335 $ 800,000
Capitalizing on Hong Kong’s Position in the Art World: An Innovative Platform for Objects Based Science and Arts Learning with a World Class Collaborative Incubator for Future Educational Teaching Resources Dr. Sarah Ng (AVA) $ 3,314,000 $ 608,000
Led by PolyU
Cross-institutional Capacity Building for Service-Learning in Hong Kong Higher Education Institutions Dr. Kevin Yue (SCM) $ 14,920,000 $ 4,200,000
Enriching Senior Year Places Students’ Learning Experience through Curricular and Co-curricular Activities in Hong Kong’s Universities Mr. Peter Benz, Mr. Alex Tam (AVA), Prof. Stuart Christie (ENG), Dr. K S So (AR) $ 14,999,340 $ 1,703,260
Language Enhancement for Capstone Projects Using Interactive Apps Ms. Angela Ng, Ms. Vicky Man (LC) $ 7,870,000 $ 800,000
Fostering the Integration of Local and Non-local Students via the Enhancement of Internationalisation and Engagement with Mainland China CHTL $ 4,000,000 $ 600,000
Augmenting Physical Learning Spaces with Location-based Services Using iBeacon Technology for Engaging Learning Experiences Prof. Kwan Kai Man ,Dr. Benedict Chan, Prof. Lo Ping Cheung (REL) $ 12,321,533 $ 1,211,000
Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Students through a Data-driven Review of the 4-year Curriculum in UGC Funded Programs Dr. Theresa Kwong (CHTL) $ 6,955,000 $ 1,738,750
Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in STEM University Education Prof. Christopher Keyes (MUS) $ 15,000,000 $ 500,000
Transforming Internship for Transformative Learning and Reciprocal Knowledge Transfer between University and Workplace Dr. Lucia Fung (MGNT) $  9,700,000 $ 2,000,000
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HKBU as partner institution (in kind)
Project TitleLead Institution
KEEP Learning for Life: Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform 2.0CUHK
Applying Virtual Reality Technology for Building Students’ Risk Awareness and Knowledge of Environmental HazardsEdUHK
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Results of the previous Triennium

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