Across departments and faculties at HKU, innovators are seeking solutions to societal problems.
Here are a few of the many bright researchers who aim to improve humanity decades into the future.

Where will the next scientific breakthrough be? In the tiniest droplet of blood, traveling at lightning speed through an electronic channel the width of a human hair. In “super strong” steel beams holding up massive infrastructure such as bridges and highways. Or in a mishap in a lab – when a piece of rubber accidentally falls into place, inspiring researchers to develop “soft implants” to support aging bones.

The challenge is not only in producing sophisticated research – but also in translating laboratory discoveries into real-life applications.
Can automakers and the aviation industry use new materials to manufacture safer cars and planes?

Can biomedical innovation save lives in hospital cancer wards?

Headquarters of InnoTech

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang believes that InnoTech will be the driving force in advancing humanity and redefining the world.

The Tech Landmark, a complex of four towers, will be the next major development at the University. Planned for 2024, it will mark HKU’s new horizons as it enters its second century, and house 10 institutes serving as national platforms with global impact. The Lee Shau Kee Institute of the Mind was the first to be announced.

HKU will be Growing the Talent Hub, with 50 new Endowed Professorships, plus new schemes for Outstanding Young Professorships (OYP), Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships and Presidential PhD Scholars.

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