Research & Knowledge Exchange
As a research-intensive university, HKU fosters the ideal conditions and environment to attract and retain distinguished local and overseas scholars.. HKU has launched a number of research facilities in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and will continue to leverage these advanced facilities to create greater impact.
The Academician is the highest and most prestigious academic title bestowed in sciences and engineering in the nation. Among all UGC-funded institutions, HKU is home to the highest number of members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), with a total of 14 CAS members since 1995 and four CAE members since 1997.
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Members
|2019||Professor Zhao Guochun||Earth Sciences|
|2015||Professor N. Mok||Mathematics|
|2015||Professor Xiang Zhang|
(as Foreign Member)
|2009||Professor L.C. Tsui|
(as Foreign Member)
|2003||Professor A.G.O. Yeh|
Urban Planning and Design
|2003||Professor A.T.Y. Chwang||Mechanical Engineering|
|2001||Professor D.S.Y. Tong||Physics|
|2001||Professor V.W.W. Yam||Chemistry|
|2001||Professor J.C.Y. Leong|
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
|1999||Professor Y.C. Cheng|
|1999||Professor K.F. So|
|1999||Professor H.F. Kung||Institute of Molecular Biology|
|1999||Professor Y.K. Cheung|
|1995||Professor C.M. Che||Chemistry|
Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Members
|2007||Professor K.Y. Yuen|
|2005||Professor S.T. Fan||Surgery|
|2003||Professor C.F. Lee|
|1997||Professor C.C. Chan||Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
State Key Laboratories
China launched State Key Laboratories (SKL) in 1984 to support advancements in basic and applied fundamental research. The primary mission of SKL is to focus innovative research on the frontiers of education, national economy, social development and national security.
With the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, HKU has set up five State Key Laboratories as below:
CAS-HKU Joint Laboratories
In order to promote research development proactively, HKU has established joint laboratories with the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1997. HKU has established 5 joint laboratories with Chinese Academy of Sciences in Mainland China.
- SIAT-HKU-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Biomaterials
- Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis
- HKU-CAS Joint Laboratory on Chemical Geodynamics
- HKU-CAS Joint Laboratory on New Materials
- Guangdong-Hong Kong Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research Centre
Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation
HKU-SIRI was established in March 2011. Founded on the strength of our distinguished faculties and scientific and technological resources, HKU-SIRI aims to pioneer cutting-edge research, promote innovation and development, and support advanced scientific achievements.
HKU-SIRI is committed to promoting high-tech knowledge transfer and industry incubation, introducing key laboratories, research centres and cultivating interdisciplinary research talent to further strengthen the partnerships in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and across the nation’s industries.
More information can be found on HKU-SIRI Website.
Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation
Zhejiang is at the forefront of technology and innovation in Mainland China. Established in December 2012, HKU-ZIRI is a strategic initiative to establish a research-led, innovation-driven institute to foster closer ties between HKU and local Zhejiang enterprises.
HKU-ZIRI provides a platform for translational research and collaboration with the tech industry under five strategic themes, namely smart materials, alternative energy, sustainable energy, biomedical interfaces, and advanced manufacturing.
As a major research institute in mainland China, HKU-ZIRI is committed to collaborating with leading universities and tech firms to develop innovative solutions, attract scientific talent, and engage in advanced research and development.
For more information, please visit the HKU-ZIRI Website.