Analysis of the Teacher Appointment System in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Man LI


The trait combining Chinese and western characteristics of Hong Kong under the impact of protestant ethic and the traditional Confucian culture is a successful example of localization of Western universities. The author conducts a system text analysis of the academic organizational structure, teacher recruitment and promotion, and academic accreditation system of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and finds that Hong Kong University of Science and Technology emphasizes the separation of powers, the balance of the rule o flow and the rule of man and the implementation of the spirit of professor governing the university in its teacher appointment system. Universities in mainland China should take the opportunity to establish a university charter and set up a university professor Council in the personnel system reform; use the guiding concept of professor governing the university and transfer from executive-led to academic-led; and take the personnel reform as the starting point to explore effective ways of academic accreditation.


Hong Kong university of science and technology; Teacher appointment; System analysis

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