Promoting a Vibrant Civil Society in Hong Kong through General Education


Our Partnership Philosophy
HKGEI promotes and supports partnerships aimed at increasing the number and efficacy of system-wide efforts to improve the quality of university and secondary school education in Hong Kong. We believe the most effective partnerships are those that involve active participation of stakeholders from four levels of society: policy-makers; policy implementers; those whom the policies affect, namely students, parents and employers; and influential members of the private/public sector. The later group includes businesses, NGOs, and philanthropists who can provide leadership and financial support.

Our Partners & Supporters
The following institutions are participating in the creation, development, and implementation of HKGE Initiatives.

Hong Kong Universities

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Lingnan University (LU)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Government Agencies & Departments

The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong is a non-statutory advisory committee responsible for advising the Government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on the development and funding needs of higher education institutions in the SAR. The UGC, through its Matching Grant Scheme, contributed more than US$850,000.00 to Hong Kong universities, thus enabling them to participate in HKGEP and HKUII.

The US Consulate in Hong Kong is playing a role in the sourcing of American university personnel to assist Hong Kong universities prepare their General Education curricula.


Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The Hong Kong American Center (HKAC) has volunteered to administer HKGEP and is partnering with its member universities to recruit Fulbright Scholars who can help the universities achieve their general education and first-year experience objectives.

The Creative Initiatives Foundation (CIF) has offered CIP Workshop grants to enable HKAC and its member universities to carry out strategic-thinking and planning workshops aimed at aligning their general education curriculum with their university’s visions, missions, and learning objectives.

Tom Osgood, CIF Executive Director, is also assisting Po Chung in his efforts to increase awareness of and public support for HKGEI programs and initiatives.

The Po & Helen Chung Foundation has contributed more than US$1,300,000.00 to promote and support HKGE Initiatives.

Business Sector Partners & Supporters

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to contact the Hong Kong American Center for information about how you or your company can support HKGEP and the development of general education/liberal arts courses in Hong Kong universities.

Hong Kong American Center
Room 503, Esther Lee Building
Chung Chi College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong SAR, PRC China
Tel.: (852) 2609-8748
Fax: (852) 2603-5797
Email: hkac (at)

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