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About CURI

Undergraduate Research

There are several reasons why undergraduate students should gain research experience. First, research work can ignite academic curiosity which is the basic characteristic of an intellectual. Second, research engagement can sharpen high-order thinking skills such as logical thinking, creative thinking, and critical thinking. Third, through research work, students are transformed from merely "consumers" of knowledge to "creators" of knowledge. Fourth, although research work is challenging, it is interesting and fun. Finally, with the growing emphasis on research and innovation in Hong Kong and elsewhere, research experience can enable students to explore more career opportunities after graduation.


Background of CURI

College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI) is a virtual college that aims to provide undergraduate (Ug) students with a conducive environment and resources to support their endeavours to acquire new knowledge through research. The Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme (URIS) is offered by the CURI. Ug students who are successfully admitted to URIS will automatically become a member of CURI. CURI students are eligible to enjoy and receive the support provided by CURI, such as attending CURI activities and applying for funding schemes. 


Vision and Mission

  • To strengthen enquiry-based learning among our Ug students and nurture the next generation of researchers and innovators.
  • To support and incentivise undergraduate students to undertake small-scale research projects with supervision from academic/research staff early in their studies.


Professor Cao Jiannong

Head of CURI

Dean of Graduate School
Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Data Science
Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing

Professor Horace Mui

Associate Head of CURI

Residential College Master of the CURI Residential College

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