To further emphasise the importance of high-quality teaching and enhance the impact of the UGC Teaching Award, the UGC initiated the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance (HKTEA) in 2019 and provides regular funding to support its operation. The HKTEA cultivates a network enabling UGC Teaching Award Fellows to collectively play a sustained role in promoting teaching excellence in and beyond the UGC sector.


  • “Congratulations on the establishment of the HKTEA, which has been set up to promote teaching excellence in the UGC sector through our collective efforts. I believe that together we will make a sustained impact on student learning.”
    Mr Carlson Tong, GBS, JP
    Chairman of University Grants Committee
  • “Teaching excellence is the bedrock of our education system. I applaud the establishment of the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance, which will further strengthen teaching excellence.”
    Mr Lincoln Leong, JP
    Chairman of Quality Assurance Council
  • "The establishment of the HKTEA, as a new platform for exchanging ideas and best practices,  is a major milestone in the promotion and recognition of teaching excellence in Hong Kong's higher education sector."
    Professor James Tang
    Secretary-General, UGC
  • “I fully support the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance. Professional training, research and development, enterprise and innovation are highly regarded elements throughout education. The pedagogical values that we share will enable the long-term success of the Alliance.”
    Professor Way Kuo
    President of City University of Hong Kong
  • “Education changes lives. I’m certain that through this new initiative, the HKTEA and its distinguished Members will inspire and advance student learning in Hong Kong.”
    Professor Roland T. Chin
    President of Hong Kong Baptist University
  • "Teaching may change the life of students through clear explanations and powerful inspiration. To be effective, a teacher must never stop learning, observing and reflecting."
    Professor Leonard K. Cheng
    President of Lingnan University
  • “On behalf of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, I would like to extend my hearty congratulations to the University Grants Committee on the establishment of the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance. Since 2011, the UGC Teaching Awards have recognized numerous educators who have touched lives and influenced teaching practices. I am convinced that the Alliance, set up to further augment UGC Teaching Award fellows’ impact on teaching and learning, will facilitate the exchange of ideas and collaboration between institutions, and thereby contribute to higher education of Hong Kong and beyond.”
    Professor Rocky S. Tuan
    Vice-Chancellor and President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • "I am thrilled by the establishment of the HKTEA. No doubt this professional network will contribute greatly to teaching excellence and pedagogical research. Congratulations!"
    Professor Stephen Y. L. Cheung
    President of The Education University of Hong Kong
  • "The HKTEA will provide a valuable platform for excellent teachers to collaborate on pedagogical research, with the shared goal of nurturing the rising generation of socially responsible leaders."
    Professor Jin-Guang Teng
    President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • "On behalf of HKUST, I would like to extend my congratulations to the University Grants Committee on the establishment of the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance (HKTEA). The HKTEA aims to make a sustained impact on student learning and further strengthen teaching excellence. I am confident that the HKTEA will recognize, incentivize, and champion teaching excellence for the good of the whole higher education sector in Hong Kong. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors."
    Professor Wei Shyy
    President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • "Congratulations to all members of the Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance on this auspicious occasion and my best wishes of success to them in their endeavours."
    Professor Xiang Zhang
    President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong