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Research Grants Council

Academics want think tank to back away

Kenneth Chan Ka-lok said academics feared research, methodology and publication of findings would be interfered with if the Central Policy Unit took control of the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

A group of 400 academics have handed a petition to the government calling on its top think tank to reverse a decision to take over management of a public research funding scheme.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am

Scholars may shun CPU research funds amid politicisation suspicions

Professor Roland Chin Tai-hong. Photo: Felix Wong

Academics say they may shun a public policy research grant scheme because of questions about its impartiality and academic rigour, after the government took management of the fund away from scholars and gave it to the administration's top think tank.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Research lacks industry support, expert says

Roland Chin Tai-hong says the government should co-operate with industries and the financial sector on projects. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong's investment in scientific research lags other developed economies in the region as well as the mainland partly because of a lack of contributions from industry, according to the former chairman of the Research Grants Council, Roland Chin Tai-hong.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am

Central Policy Unit to take HK$20m fund from Research Grants Council

Sophia Kao's role at the unit is controversial. Photo: May Tse

The Central Policy Unit, the city's most influential think tank, intends to resume administration of a HK$20-million funding scheme from the university-linked Research Grants Council next year, the council says.

4 Dec 2012 - 2:37am 1 comment

Arts should not miss out in funding shake-up

Whenever the Hong Kong government plans to change university funding, unease ripples through the ranks of arts and humanities academics. They have good reason to worry. As with elsewhere in the world - and perhaps more so here - their disciplines are given short shrift next to those of science and business.

2 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Officials report HK$13.6b deficit

1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

RGC head urges 'get out of the lab'

Academics should take their research out of the laboratory to show the public their value in order to secure more government funding, head of the Research Grants Council said.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Research grants up 6pc

A total of $428 million has been awarded to universities in this year's Research Grants Council's earmarked research grants, representing a six per cent increase on last year. Altogether 691 out of the 1,698 research projects submitted have been approved, most of which went to the sciences.

2 Nov 2002 - 12:00am