From Discovery to Innovation:
Research Excellence with Purpose and Responsibility
A superhighway that enables the translation of research into tangible benefits and the delivery of innovation to the world
Research lies at the heart of the vision and mission of CUHK. A champion of research and innovation that create value and bring benefits to society, CUHK is recognized today as a leading research university in Asia and among the best in the world. In the coming five years, CUHK will focus on integrating research, innovation and enterprise into a dynamic and productive continuum, a superhighway that enables the translation of research into tangible benefits and the delivery of innovation to the world.
With a clear and pronounced emphasis on interdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of individual academic units, the University seeks to optimize opportunities to generate impactful outcomes. The CUHK Strategic Plan 2016–2020 identified four research foci, which are of critical importance to the flourishing of humanity in the 21st century. Considerable resources have been devoted to developing these areas, and they will continue to guide the University’s research under ‘CUHK 2025’.
Research, Innovation and Enterprise must be taken as a continuum to achieve the University’s strategic goal for the next five years, namely, to generate impact based on existing and strategically identified directions of research and innovation, and to capitalize on the opportunities available from both private sectors and the government via Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). ‘CUHK 2025’ sets its sight on establishing the University as a trusted go-to-partner for PPP. We aim to complete two to three partnerships in the coming years, to establish a strong track record.