Dean’s Welcome Message

Greetings from the School of Energy and Environment (SEE), City University of Hong Kong!

I am proud to introduce you to the SEE, the first dedicated school of its kind in Hong Kong, established in July 2009.

SEE aspires to be a leading school to foster an interdisciplinary approach to developing sustainable energy and environmental technologies. 

Aligning with CityU’s research theme of Smart Cities and One Health, the school focuses on three main strategic areas: Sustainable Technologies for Energy, Environment, and Health; Urban Atmospheric and Aquatic Environment: Science and Policies; and Systems Approach to Smart and Healthy Cities: Nexus of Energy, Climate, and Environment. Our interdisciplinary efforts capitalize on our faculty’s special expertise in climate change and air pollution, building and energy efficiency, innovative environmental treatment processes, waste to energy, renewable energy conversion and storage, energy management, and sustainability policies and economics. We have strong networks with world-leading scholars and industry professionals who engage with us in knowledge exchange activities, including collaborative research and direct industrial and government contract research.

Our research achievements underpin the education we offer to our students. Our goal is to nurture a new generation of energy professionals who take an interdisciplinary and holistic view of climate change mitigation and emissions reduction in finding innovative solutions to produce clean energy and sustainable development. Currently, we offer two bachelor’s degrees: BEng in Energy Science and Engineering and BEng in Environmental Science and Engineering, an MSc in Energy and Environment, and a rigorous PhD programme. Our dedicated and diversified faculty members provide world-class education and research experience to our students with a unique feature. I invite you to explore our website to find out more details about these exciting programmes we offer.

Apart from professional knowledge and technical know-how, we place particular importance on soft skills in our students’ education. Our students are trained to be technically competent, interpersonally pleasant, interdisciplinary, innovative, and entrepreneurial. Our graduates will be effective communicators, life-long learners, problem solvers, and leaders with a global vision. Throughout the academic year, we organize many outreach events, colloquia and tech seminars, career talks and career training workshops, study tours, internships, summer schools, and exchange programmes. Through these efforts to forge connectivity with industry and the global community, we encourage students to gain international perspectives through direct first-hand experience and achieve a deeper understanding of up-to-date developments in the industry and real-life problems.

The school is privileged to be a research and education hub in sustainability, energy, and environment. Come and join hands with us. Whatever background you are from, we have something relevant to offer you.


Professor CHEN Guohua

Dean and Chair Professor of Smart Energy Conversion and Storage
School of Energy and Environment
City University of Hong Kong