University Announcement: Independent Review of QS Student Data Commissioned by CityU 獨立審核QS城大學生數據 - The Convocation of City University of Hong Kong

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University Announcement: Independent Review of QS Student Data Commissioned by CityU 獨立審核QS城大學生數據 2018-01-15

Independent Review of QS Student Data Commissioned by CityU

Dear colleagues, students and alumni,

Professor Way Kuo, University President, instructed on 13 November 2017 that City University of Hong Kong (CityU) would commission an independent third party to review our QS student data submission in order to fulfill our high standards of probity.
One of the “big four” accounting firms was appointed by CityU to perform certain specified procedures to assist in confirming that CityU’s Student Data Submission to QS for the academic year 2016-17 ("CityU's Submission to QS") is consistent with QS Data Definitions ("QS Data Definitions"). The accounting firm has performed certain specified procedures in relation to CityU's Submission to QS and completed its work on 4 January 2018, and did not note any inconsistency to the QS Data Definitions. The engagement was undertaken in accordance with the International Standard on Related Services 4400, “Engagements to Perform Agreed-Upon Procedures Regarding Financial Information.”
University rankings offer institutions the opportunity to review their performance and improve their planning. They help universities to be more sensitive to developments in the global higher education sector, and prevent them from indulging in self-complacency.
Although variations exist among the data submitted by universities, CityU is so far the only Hong Kong institution that has voluntarily commissioned an independent third party to review its student data submission. CityU takes reference from various sources of feedback and evaluation exercises for the continuous improvement of integrating teaching and research in order to nurture talent for society.
Contributing to Hong Kong, we are proud of the recent international recognition given to our achievements by various reputable evaluation organisations and agencies.
Communications and Public Relations Office
15 January 2018



城大因此委任一個「四大會計師事務所」檢視大學申報的學生數,檢核城大呈交QS 2016-17的學生數據符合QS的數據定義範疇。按照特定相關程序,該會計師事務所已於2018年1月4日完成城大申報學生數據的檢核,確認沒有發現任何申報有不符合QS數據範疇之處。該任務的執行是根據《相關服務國際標準4400》「約定委聘進行有關財務資料的協定程序」。



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