Chinese University of Hong Kong


As a global, leading research university, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is committed to conducting research of the highest standards, including basic, applied and translational research. It is well recognised for its achievements in advancing science, inventing new technologies and powering new markets and industries.

The University is engaged in four strategic research areas that will benefit humanity by addressing some of the most pressing global challenges.

  • China: Tradition and Modernity
  • Innovative Biomedicine
  • Information and Automation Technology
  • Environment and Sustainability


With the support of a wide array of research institutes and centres, CUHK has long promoted interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international level. The University also encourages international research collaborations and has established a number of joint research units in partnership with institutions for higher education and research that are helping to advance knowledge in a variety of subject areas and addressing some of the world’s challenges.

Research excellence at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories and 11 CUHK-led Areas of Excellence research projects. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities to promote international collaboration in research.