First Ever UGC Teaching Award for HKBU

The Faculty of Social Sciences is pleased to share the good news that, Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri of the Government and International Studies Department was conferred the UGC Teaching Award 2019 (General Faculty Members), a distinguished honour awarded by the University Grants Committee. He is also the first member of the HKBU community to have won this award.


The annual UGC Teaching Award was introduced in 2011 to honour academics of the UGC-funded universities for their outstanding teaching performance and achievements, as well as their leadership and scholarly contributions to teaching and learning within and across universities. 


Dr. Chaudhuri is committed to diversification and internationalisation of students’ learning experience through innovative teaching programmes and international projects, as well as creative use of cutting edge technologies. Through the online telecollaborative projects, he combines language education with global topics, such as sustainable urban development. These projects have reached and impacted over 1,000 secondary and tertiary students, who have been connected to more than 15 universities and over 25 schools in Hong Kong and Europe. The learning experiences have greatly enhanced students’ sense of global awareness and intercultural understanding. Dr. Chaudhuri will use the award grant to set up a multi-institutional Community of Practice to provide a platform for multiple initiatives on technology-enhanced language education in the Greater Bay Area.