Four Strategic Areas of Research
To maximize impact and benefit to society, CUHK has adopted in its Strategic Plan 2016–2020 the strategy of focusing its research investments in four already distinguished fields of academic enquiry within the University.
As China takes centre stage in the world's economic, cultural and political arenas, the bilingual and multi-disciplinary field of China Studies becomes an essential source of understanding for all things Chinese.
Advances in omics and big data analytics have transformed biomedical research and the practice of medicine in recent years leading to the development of Precision Medicine. Next Gen whole genome sequencing analyses of circulating nucleic acids allow non-invasive pre-natal diagnosis of genetic disorders and liquid biopsy for early diagnosis and prognosis of cancers.
Information and Automation Technology
Information technology draws upon multidisciplinary connections to advance human capacities.
Environment and Sustainability
The sustainable growth of our world in the future depends on the integration of environmental and socio-economic sustainability aided by advanced information and communication technology.