Hong Kong Baptist UniversitySix new interdisciplinary research laboratories established for the future world

Six new interdisciplinary research laboratories established for the future world

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has established six new interdisciplinary research laboratories that expand on the University’s existing research strengths.

The research laboratories will support HKBU’s Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and enable the University to produce world-class research in selected research clusters. They will also help HKBU make a positive impact on local and international communities.

The six interdisciplinary research laboratories include the Augmented Creativity Laboratory, Computational Medicine LaboratorySystem Health LaboratorySmart Society LaboratoryData Economy Laboratory, and Ethical and Theoretical AI Laboratory.

With HKBU clearly positioned as a research-led liberal arts institution, the University is well placed to develop and use its innovative new laboratories to address frontier research issues; apply advanced technologies, such as big data and artificial intelligence; and deeply embrace the data-driven world.

Each research laboratory is envisaged as an interdisciplinary research intellectual interactions where researchers and collaborators can develop and discover novel solutions that can drive cutting-edge research in focused areas.

Vice-President (Research and Development) Professor Guo Yike said, “With our inspiring cross-faculty research structure, the laboratories will enable us to radically break disciplinary boundaries and foster close engagement between the sciences, arts and social sciences. This development will enable researchers to make new discoveries.”

Professor Guo Yike (right), Vice-President (Research and Development), and Professor Johnny Poon, Associate Vice-President (Interdisciplinary Research), believe that the establishment of the six interdisciplinary research labs will enhance the University’s research capacity.

HKBU has started the recruitment of top-tier research talent on a global scale to join the six new laboratories in the next three years. By joining HKBU, they will be able to take forward their respective research projects and strengthen the University’s interdisciplinary research capabilities in its pursuit of becoming a world-renowned research-led liberal arts institution.

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