1-6 DEC 2014
Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre
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Dr Richard Armour, JP

Secretary–General, University Grants Committee

Dr Richard Armour has extensive experience in the higher education sector in three continents, having served in faculty and leadership positions in various Hong Kong and overseas universities including UK and Australia. A MA graduate of the University of Glasgow he then took his PhD at the University of London.  His research and publications have concentrated principally on higher education policy and management particularly in relation to the student experience.

Dr Armour began his career in Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh in the UK until 1992.

In 1992, Dr Armour moved to Hong Kong where he served as Director of Academic Planning at the City University of Hong Kong. He became the Registrar of the Open University of Hong Kong in 1996. In 2006, Dr Armour moved to Australia and joined Griffith University as Academic Registrar. He returned to Hong Kong in January 2009 to take up the post of Senior Advisor to the President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  Most recently he was appointed Secretary-General of the University Grants Committee (UGC) in January 2012, in which capacity he currently serves.  The UGC is the main funding, policy and quality assurance body for Hong Kong’s publically funded higher education institutions.

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