Professor James TANG

Secretary-General
University Grants Committee Hong Kong
China
Professor James TANG has been appointed as Secretary-General, University Grants Committee of the University Grants Committee (UGC) Secretariat since 2018. He has served in senior academic and management positions in local and overseas universities and possesses rich management experience in higher education institutions before he joined the Government. He joined the Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2011 and was Dean and Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences. Since 2014, he has concurrently served as Special Adviser to the President of SMU on Greater China affairs. Before assuming his position at SMU, Professor Tang had served in the University of Hong Kong and was the Head of the Department of Politics and Public Administration from 1999. During 2002 to 2006, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and from 2007 to 2010, he was Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration while serving as Director. In ARC7, Professor Tang is a speaker in the Working Group Session Part 1 “Taking Action at International Level: SDGs as a Catalyst to Reorient Internationalisation”.
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