Academic and Research Excellence


Education and Research

Leveraging the success of its research and professional education and with the help of donors, CityU recruits and retains world-class scholars who facilitate knowledge transfer, address social issues and benefit the world at large.

  • College / School development
  • Named professorships
  • Recruitment and retention of top-notch academic and research staff from across the globe
  • High-impact research and development of research centres
  • Knowledge transfer

CityU adopts an open and collaborative approach to research, sharing results for a positive impact on the world. In line with this ethos, we have developed interdisciplinary research themes to pursue that specifically respond to the academic and societal challenges we all face in our highly interconnected world. In its Strategic Plan 2020–2025: World-class Research and Education, CityU has set out the following five interdisciplinary research areas:

  • One Health
  • Digital Society
  • Smart City
  • Matter
  • Brain

The establishment of named professorship focuses on recruiting and retaining eminent scholars with outstanding academic and research achievements, thereby facilitating new research initiatives, knowledge transfer and broadening horizons. I cordially invite you to join me in supporting this unique platform, which will lead the University to new heights.

Dr Herman HU Shao-ming, SBS, JP