HKU will launch a groundbreaking initiative to advance our resources for cutting-edge research and entrepreneurship. Our vision is to use the power of world-class innovation and technology to improve humanity.
HEADQUATERS OF INNOTECH
The Tech Landmark, a complex of four towers, will be the next major development at the University.
After its establishment in 1911 on the historic Main Campus with the iconic Main Building, the University grew vastly to include all 10 faculties: Architecture, Arts, Business & Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences.
In 2011, the Centennial Campus was completed to serve as the homes of the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Social Sciences. It also houses the Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, which includes the 1,000-seat Grand Hall, and the Chi Wah Learning Commons, a state-of-the-art collaborative student learning space.
Now the Tech Landmark, planned for 2024, will mark HKU’s new horizons as it enters its second century.
The Tech Landmark will house 10 institutes serving as national platforms with global impact. The Lee Shau Kee Institute of the Mind was the first to be announced.
GROWING THE TALENT HUB
HKU is proud to build on a foundation of academic excellence. According to Clarivate Analytics, 114 of our professors were ranked among the world’s top 1% of scientists, and 15 are among the world’s most highly cited researchers in 2018.
Going forward, we shall work to nurture our talents and recruit top researchers from all over the world.
Our goal is to add 50 new Endowed Professorships, and enhance a scheme that honours and supports eminent academics. A total of 116 Endowed Professorships have been established since 2005.
Three new schemes have been created, with plans for 100 recipients each.
· Outstanding Young Professorships (OYP) will be for rising talents at the Associate Professor and Assistant Professor
· Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships will host the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research.
· The Presidential PhD Scholars scheme will support students with great potential to excel in their research fields.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
At The University of Hong Kong, we believe that InnoTech will be the driving force in advancing humanity and redefining the world. In the next five years, we will enhance both the physical space and human resources for InnoTech.
The Tech Landmark, a complex of four towers, will be built to house new institutes dedicated to interdisciplinary studies and emerging fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, smart materials, quantum science, and biomedical engineering. The complex will serve as a hub for innovative thinking, learning, teaching, research, and entrepreneurship.
We will enhance support for current talents at the University, while recruiting top academics from around the world.
These efforts will help position HKU as a world leader seeking solutions to world problems. Together, we will take HKU to new heights.