SPEED Research Committee


1.      Terms of Reference

  • To develop internal regulations and administrative procedures to facilitate research and other scholarly activities in SPEED
  • To facilitate development of applications for external research grants
  • To monitor the progress and quality of RGC-supported research and other scholarly activities in SPEED     
  • To consider resources in support of implementation of research and scholarly activities, including conferences, workshops and seminars, etc.


2       Terms of Office and Period of Appointment

  • The term of office of the Chairman shall normally be three academic years.The term of office of the members shall normally be two academic years. A review of membership shall be carried out annually. The Chairman and all members are eligible for re-nomination and re-appointment. (There is no limit on the number of times of re- nomination and re-appointment.)  
  • The total number of members should not normally exceed eight.
  • The Unit Head may nominate himself/ herself as the Chairman. If he/she is not the Chairman, he/she shall be an ex-officio member.


3.      Frequency of Meetings

                   This committee should meet as frequently as necessary, preferably not less than once every semester.


4.      Constituency



A senior academic staff  appointed by Director of SPEED

Ex-officio member

Director of SPEED



Up to 6 members, preferably, from at least one member of academic staff from each rank and each discipline, appointed by Director of SPEED



A non-academic staff at the rank of Officer or above, appointed by Director of SPEED

* While the SPEED Research Committee intends to ascertain a wide representation in the School, Unit Head should take into consideration a staff member’s research capability and research administration experience in the appointment of members in the Committee.