The University places heavy emphasis on applied research, and uses the results to directly benefit Hong Kong and beyond.
The following three overarching themes will integrate research capabilities and programme strengths of CityU to enhance our capacity to respond to the academic and societal challenges of our highly interconnected world.
One Health will develop and integrate interdisciplinary, problem-based research collaborations and communications in all aspects of health-related issues, such as policy, delivery systems, and services related to healthcare; translational research; public health efficiency; and management, operations, and systems engineering.
The impact of the digital age and the potential use of new technological development to advance our economy, culture and society is enormous. A thorough understanding of the relationship between technology and society, informed by the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, will involve vigorous interdisciplinary research leading to substantial knowledge transfer activity.
Smart City provides a cross-cutting theme among diverse disciplines and programmes leading to innovative solutions to address regional and global concerns about sustainable economic development, high quality of life, and harmony of the built environment with nature. This initiative encompasses such challenges as sustainable energy, climate change, environmental degradation, urban planning, government regulation and the law.