Analyses | Education and human resources | 2018-01-08 | Sing Tao

Crowdfunding, an alternative research fund?

In Hong Kong, government subventions and grants account for half of total revenues of UGC-funded universities, while the remaining half of income is generated through tuition fees, contract research, etc. In recent years, some overseas universities are turning to alternative income sources such as bond-issuing and crowdfunding. Is this a suitable model for local universities?

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