We identify solutions to critical global challenges by extending the frontiers of knowledge both within and beyond existing research paradigms. Our highly qualified academics are drawn from all over the world, bringing a wealth of research and professional experience to our programmes. Our world-class labs and state-of-the-art teaching facilities, as well as our state key laboratories, a national engineering centre and a suite of institutional-level research centres, enable our researchers to maintain a positive trajectory. We also pioneer new forms of expression by bringing science and the arts together.


Faculty Members Named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 by Clarivate

#1 in HK

Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents (2020)

#1 in HK

Citations per Faculty in QS World University Ranking averaged over a 5-year period from 2017 to 2021


Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study

The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS), which was launched on 22 November 2015,  aspires to be an international centre of excellence for the advancement of technology and innovation by bringing together an interdisciplinary team of world-renowned scholars and researchers, including Nobel laureates and academicians, to contribute to the solutions of pressing real-world problems. 


Research Institutes, Centres and Laboratories

CityU has established a range of research institutes and research centres, including two state key laboratories and one national engineering research centre, covering different areas of strategic importance to foster interdisciplinary research.

Mainland Research Institutes

Mainland Research Institutes

To intensify CityU’s research impact in the region, two institutes in Shenzhen and Chengdu in mainland China have been set up.


Overarching Research Themes

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 identified three overarching research themes to pursue that specifically respond to the academic and societal challenges we all face in our highly interconnected world.

Research Support and Grants

Research Support and Grants

CityU sees research as one of the key pillars for becoming a leading university in the region. The University provides different resources and support, from world-class research facilities to administrative support on funding applications, to create an environment for researchers to achieve innovative and high-quality research.


Knowledge Transfer and Innopreneurship

CityU research efforts have created a broad range of knowledge, discoveries and inventions. We believe by encouraging knowledge transfer, we can turn these new findings into applications, benefiting our community in Hong Kong and beyond.

Academicians, Senior Fellows and Academic Staff

CityU is proud to count among our faculty some of the world’s most respected scholars and academicians. They contribute fundamentally to our success as a leading global research institution.


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