Date: 12 Oct 2017 (Thursday)

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Statement by Heads of Universities Committee

大學校長會聲明

We welcome the Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address which states the Government’s position in support of the higher education sector of Hong Kong.  It also reflects the Government’s commitment to a comprehensive and holistic initiative to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong education sector internationally.  In particular, we very much support the Government’s funding initiative for research and development, with a goal to double the total expenditure on R&D as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product to about 1.5% in five years’ time.  We also welcome the setting up of the Hostel Development Fund for the provision of additional hostel places, which will help solve the problem of shortage in hostel places and thus improve the learning experience of students in Hong Kong. 

We will work proactively with the Government on the implementation of these initiatives in the higher education sector for the betterment of Hong Kong.

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我們讚賞行政長官2017年施政報告中有關政府支持香港高等教育界的立場。施政報告亦反映政府的承諾,採取全面綜合的措施提升香港教育界在國際上的競爭力。我們尤其支持政府在研究及發展方面投放資源,在五年內把本地研發總開支相對本地生產總值的比率,倍升至約1.5%。我們亦歡迎設立宿舍發展基金,用以增加大學宿舍宿位數目,解決宿位短缺問題,從而改善學生在香港的學習體驗。

我們會積極與政府合作,在高等教育界推行這些新措施,促進香港發展。

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