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Research Committee (RC)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Committee (RC), a Committee of the Senate, is responsible for, amongst other things, developing research policies, regulations and procedures; allocating research funds; and monitoring the progress and quality of research. Nominated Faculty staff are appointed as members of this committee for a fixed term of office.


Chairman Senior Management Executive overseeing research, appointed by the Chairman of Senate

The Chairmen of all Faculty/School Research Committees

Dean of Graduate School

Director of Research and Innovation

Two senior academic staff members, appointed by the Chairman of Senate

Secretary A member of staff from the Research and Innovation Office, appointed by the Director of Research and Innovation

Terms of Reference

  • To be responsible to Senate for matters pertaining to research.
  • To develop research policies, regulations and procedures for approval by Senate and to oversee their implementation.
  • To allocate research funding to Departments and Faculties.
  • To monitor the progress and quality of research activities, with the support of Faculty Research Committees, School Research Committees and Departmental Research Committees.
  • To monitor support services provided for academic and research staff.
  • To make decision on special cases pertaining to research that are not in line with the rules / regulations.
  • To submit an annual report to Senate covering the Committee's activities for the previous 12 months from 1st July to 30th June. 

Schedule of Meetings

No. of Meeting Date
291st 1 February 2024, Thursday
292nd 14 March 2024, Thursday
293rd 9 May 2024, Thursday
294th 21 June 2024, Friday
5 September 2024, Thursday
9 October 2024, Wednesday
14 November 2024, Thursday
19 December 2024, Thursday

Agenda and Minutes

Please click here to access the agenda and minutes of RC meetings.

Last update: 13 Mar 2023

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