HomeThe Trinitian Researchervol. 7 no. 1 (2015)

Institutional Practices of Selected World Class Hong Kong Universities

Myra Mariano-ramos

Discipline: Education



The study focuses on the institutional practices of three universities in Hong Kong included in the QS World University Rankings. Using qualitative design, the data were collected from interviews of selected students, faculty, and administrators of the three higher education institutions.

Results show that 1) the three universities accept only students who have passed the rigorous selection process; 2) students participate in exchange programs; 3) students attend small class-size courses; and 4) students live in university dormitories. The students are educated through the whole-person education system. The three Hong Kong universities which are among the eight University Grant Committee (UGC) funded institutions enjoy an immense support from the Hong Kong Government, thus, contribute to favorable governance and abundance of resources. Favorable governance is achieved through the clear vision of the universities aimed to attain a culture of excellence. Abundance of resources makes way for institutionalized faculty professional development programs.