Research Environment

Research facilities at CityU

City University of Hong Kong has two university research institutes, 20 research centres and seven applied strategic development centres, which provide platforms for intellectual exchange for researchers across disciplines and foster interdisciplinary research.

In addition, with the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, CityU has established two State Key Laboratories and one Chinese National Engineering Research Center. 

Research institutes as international focal point

The Institute for Advanced Study at CityU adds an impressive intellectual dimension to campus activities, marking a new phase in the promotion of innovative research by world-leading scholars and researchers, including Nobel laureates and academicians, to contribute solutions to pressing real-world problems.

CityU Institute for Advanced Study

The IAS provides research fellowships to enable world-leading visiting scholars to spearhead bold new research initiatives and nurture postdoctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students in the pursuit of knowledge.

The Hong Kong Institute for Data Science aspires to be an international focal point for excellence in research initiatives and translational research activities in data science, with the goal of providing researchers and practitioners with the necessary tools to harness the power of big data.

Hong Kong branches of state-level laboratories

Two State Key Laboratories are housed at CityU: the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, and the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution. The former focuses on advancements and applications of millimetre wave and terahertz technologies, while the latter conducts research on marine pollution problems in Hong Kong and southern China.

CityU State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution

State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution

The Hong Kong Branch of the National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center was established to strengthen the overall capacity of the Chinese National Engineering Research Center by developing research on precious metals and nanomaterials.


University research centres

College/school research centres

Applied strategic development centres