Research Centres

City University of Hong Kong has established 2 Research Institutes, 20 Research Centres, and 7 Applied Strategic Development Centres in identified areas of strategic importance to provide focus for and foster interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research.

The University has also obtained approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish two State Key Laboratories and one Chinese National Engineering Research Center at CityU.

University Research Institute

Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS)
(Executive Director: Prof Jacob Huang)

Hong Kong Institute for Data Science (HKIDS)

University Research Centres

State Key Laboratories
Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films(COSDAF)
(Director: Prof C S Lee)

State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves (City University of Hong Kong) (SKLTMW)
(Director: Prof Chi Hou Chan)
Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences (LBJ)
(Acting Director: Prof Roderick Wong)

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (City University of Hong Kong) (SKLMP)
(Director: Prof Paul Lam)
Centre for Judicial Education and Research (CJER)
(Director: Prof Feng Lin)

Chinese National Engineering Research Center
  Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM)
(Director: Prof Jian Lu)

College/School Research Centres

Multimedia Software Engineering Research Centre (MERC)
(Director: Prof Jianping Wang)

Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre (GCCC)
(Director: Prof Johnny Chan)

Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media (ACIM)
(Director: Prof Jeffrey Shaw)

Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks (CCCN)
(Director: Prof Guanrong Chen)

Centre for Functional Photonics (CFP)
(Director: Prof Andrey Rogach)

Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (RCCL)
(Director: Dr Lei Chen)

Centre for Communication Research (CCR)
(Director: Prof Jonathan Zhu)

The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS)
(Director: Prof Jonathan Webster)

Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC)
(Director: Prof Mark Thompson)

Centre for Advanced Structural Materials (CASM)
(Director: Prof Jian Lu)

Centre for System Informatics Engineering (CSIE)
(Director: Prof Kwok-leung Tsui)

Ability R&D Energy Research Centre (AERC)
(Director: Prof Michael Leung)

Centre for Social Media Marketing and Business Intelligence (CSMR)
(Director: Prof Choon Ling Sia)

Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN)
(Director: Prof Stella Pang)

Centre for Robotics and Automation (CRA)
(Director: Prof Sun Dong)

Centre for East Asian and Comparative Philosophy (CEACOP)
(Director: Prof Sungmoon Kim)

Research Centre on One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR)
(Director: Prof Houmin Yan)

Applied Strategic Development Centres

Centre for Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies (AIMtech Centre)
(Director: Prof Horace Ip)

Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research (CSCR)
(Director: Prof Henry Chung)

Hong Kong Commercial and Maritime Law Centre (HKCML)
(Director: Prof Alexander Fay-hoong Loke)

Center on Global Internet Finance (CGIF)
(Director: Prof Leon Zhao)

Center for Advanced Nuclear Safety and Sustainable Development (ANSD)
(Director: Prof Ji-jung Kai)

Centre for Applied One Health Research and Policy Advice (OHRP)
(Director: Prof Dirk Pfeiffer)

Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong (CSHK)
(Director: Prof Linda Li)

Centre for Decentralized Trust Computing
(Director: Prof Xiaohua Jia)