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About University Research Centre (URC)

The University Research Centre (URC)* is the centralized unit of the Open University of Hong Kong overseeing research activities of the University, supporting research carried out by staff of the University and coordinating development projects with external funding.
 
URC is ready to serve you in the following ways:
 
For OUHK academics, we:
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Support you in your applications for internal and external funding for research and development projects;
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Assist you to ensure that your funding resources are utilized according to relevant University guidelines and regulations;
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Support you in your applications for ethical clearance or safety approval for your research projects;
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Offer advice on issues related to applications for research and development funding;
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Assist you to handle your intellectual properties, related to funded research;
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Assist you to build up research links with relevant external organizations or research teams, when relevant opportunities arise;
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Assist you to record your research publications in relevant University records;
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Work with you on projects of research in areas relevant to University education, open education and innovative education; and
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Organise seminars/workshops for professional development related to research and development.
 
For OUHK units, we:
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Work with you to ensure that research is properly promoted and that research activities are carried out according to relevant University guidelines and regulations;
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Offer advice and/or support on research projects for executive decisions and administrative purposes of the University; and
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Collaborate with you to assist the University establish networks with relevant institutions or organizations.
 
For academics of all institutions, we:
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Provide professional development opportunities through our academic conferences, symposia, seminars and workshops related to open and innovative modes of learning;
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Coordinate with research developments of local institutions to promote and facilitate research collaboration;
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Offer you chances to present your research ideas or results, through our academic conferences and symposia;
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Serve as a resource hub of information concerning publications related to open and innovative modes of learning;
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Serve as a resource hub of information concerning institutions and scholars working in fields relevant to open and innovative modes of learning; and
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Provide you with opportunities for sharing your outputs/results of your academic studies, through our publications.
 
For our community, we:
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Encourage and facilitate research relevant to open learning, distance education, continuous education, innovative and flexible learning; and
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Assist academics to collaborate with local and overseas institutions in research and other scholarly projects.
 
 
*It was transformed in 2012 from the Centre for Research in Distance and Adult Learning (CRIDAL), which was established in 1997 as an academic unit of the University.
 

Maintained by: University Research Centre ( urc@ouhk.edu.hk )
Modified Date: Jun 28, 2017