The Chinese University of Hong Kong will provide an extra HK$150 million funding for its medical school in the next five years to recruit quality scholars for its teaching and research staff, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Wednesday.
The move is in line with the government’s decision to raise the admission quota for medical students.
An additional HK$20 million to HK$30 million will be provided each year to increase the staff by 20 percent through global recruitment.
Dean Francis Chan Ka-leung of the CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine said the city’s two medical schools will admit a total of 25 more students each year starting in the academic year 2016-2017, adding to the current annual quota of 210.
The faculty is also considering a new scholarship scheme that will grant a maximum of 10 medical students an annual subsidy of HK$500,000 each starting this September.
Extra resources such as laboratories and clinical research staff will be deployed, particularly in the fields of cancer, senior illnesses and genomic medicine.
Translation by Vey Wong
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