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Assuring Quality & Academic Standards at HKUST

The quality of educational programs and the learning experience of students at HKUST are underpinned by systems and policies for quality assurance designed to enable and encourage a collective effort to improve the University's work and maintain academic standards - the HKUST Quality Assurance Framework (QAF).

Six key principles characterize the University's approach to quality assurance:

  1. The establishment of agreed, explicit, learning objectives for educational programs

  2. Pro-active evaluation of success in achieving learning objectives, and the use of evidence derived from these evaluations, including feedback from students and others, to improve performance

  3. The clear assignment of roles and responsibilities within a comprehensive framework of policies and processes for the development and improvement of educational programs

  4. A commitment to encouraging, supporting and rewarding excellence in the design and delivery of educational programs

  5. The provision of adequate resources for the delivery of high quality education

  6. Timely review of processes and policies for quality assurance to assure their continuing effectiveness

This website provides an introduction to quality assurance at HKUST and access to the information and tools necessary for the HKUST community to contribute to a quality education for students.