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28 Jun 2023

CUHK welcomes UGC’s launch of HK$100 million Fund for Innovative Technology-in-Education

28 Jun 2023

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) welcomes the University Grants Committee (UGC)’s announcement that it is setting up the Fund for Innovative Technology-in-Education (FITE), with a funding allocation of HK$100 million, to encourage universities to harness innovative technologies in transforming education. The University believes that this fund will help the education sector explore new areas of teaching and learning, nurture a digitally competent and technologically responsible generation, and support Hong Kong’s development as a digital economy and an international hub for innovation and technology.

CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky S. Tuan said, “We are delighted to welcome the UGC’s launch of the FITE to encourage universities to make further progress in technology enabled education. CUHK is a pioneer in machine learning and artificial intelligence research. We will continue to leverage our edge and utilise innovative and breakthrough technologies to optimise our teaching strategies and course content. Technology enabled learning needs to be at the heart of the 21st century student experience. Students that are equipped with the digital knowledge and creativity will be primed for success in tomorrow’s economy.”

The Fund for Innovative Technology-in-Education will support universities’ initiatives under four key themes: (i) driving transformation in pedagogies, curriculum, assessment and student development; (ii) advancing digital competency for all; (iii) promoting technological social responsibility and academic integrity; and (iv) fostering academia-industry collaboration for authentic learning experience. The allocation also includes HK$20 million for inter-institutional collaborative activities. The universities are invited to submit their work plans and detailed proposals.