Direction and Strategies
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) seeks to sustain and enhance its excellent reputation as an institution of higher learning through outstanding teaching and world-class research, so as to produce rounded graduates with life-long abilities to provide leadership within the society they serve.
The University's research policy flows directly from this corporate vision. Its aim is to strengthen its capabilities in both basic and applied research within a culture that strives for excellence and relevance as well as collaboration. The University emphasizes innovative, high-impact and multidisciplinary research, and believes that a fine research record enhances the quality of research postgraduate education. It recognizes that it must be fully accountable for the effective management of the public and private resources it deploys towards its research aims, and welcomes the opportunity to act in partnership with the wider community to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge.
To further develop the University's research excellence and to realize its vision to be recognized as one of the top research-led universities in Asia and in the world, the University Research Committee has developed the following five strategies: