Strategic Goal Statement
Postgraduate programmes are conventionally divided into research and taught programmes.
In light of its goal to be a first-class comprehensive research university, the University places special importance on the research postgraduate (RPg) programmes offered through different Graduate Panels. RPg programmes should be pursued with the following strategic objectives in mind:
1. RPg programmes aim to deliver scholarly values at the quality level of a first-class university. They should be fully in line with the strategic goals of the University as well as the Schools concerned.
2. RPg programmes have the objective to train first-class researchers who attain national and international leadership positions in their respective fields and who advance scholarly knowledge with the ultimate goal to serve the society.
3. RPg programmes should serve as a two-way link between the University and the outside society. They are expected to incorporate knowledge gained through research conducted at the University and at other places. At the same time, they should disseminate knowledge developed and advanced at the University so as to improve the reputation and the standing of the University locally, regionally and internationally.
(Future policies and plans for RPg programmes should be formulated with these objectives in mind. )
Taught programmes form the backbone of postgraduate education in many academic fields. In view of the role they play, the University regards self‐financed taught postgraduate programmes (TPg Programmes) as an essential component of its mission of a first‐class comprehensive research university. These programmes should be pursued with the following strategic objectives in mind:
1. TPg Programmes aim at providing valuable resources to help advance the University’s goal of achieving academic excellence. This is in alignment with the other stated programme goals.
2. TPg Programmes are targeted to deliver scholastic values at the quality level of a first‐class university. They should fully support school strategies and built upon School strengths.
3. The aim of TPg Programmes is to address societal needs in postgraduate education in fulfillment of the University’s role to serve as an educational leader at the national and international level.
4. TPg Programmes should serve as a two‐way link between the University and the outside society. They are expected to incorporate and disseminate knowledge gained from the University’s research. At the same time, they could help identify and recruit top candidates for the University’s research programmes.
(Future policies and plans for TPg Programmes should be formulated with these objectives in mind.)