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Inauguration Ceremony of PAIR

25 Jul 2022


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) celebrated the inauguration of PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) at the Opening Ceremony of PolyU InnoTech Open Day on 16 July 2022.  The Academy was jointly inaugurated by officiating guests, Prof. Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the HKSAR Government, Ms Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman, Prof. Teng Jin-guang, President of PolyU, Prof. Wong Wing-tak, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU, Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, Prof. Tao Xiaoming, Acting Director of PAIR, and leaders of PAIR’s 16 constituent research units.

At the ceremony, Prof. Christopher Chao shed light on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals and highlighted the contributory role of PolyU to help realise so, “Interdisciplinary research provides solutions to many complex global challenges.  We need to leverage PolyU’s research competitiveness to conduct interdisciplinary research, which helps break barriers, enables greater flexibility, and encourages talent diversity in the generation of new outcome solutions.”

PAIR envisions to be the largest interdisciplinary research platform in providing interdisciplinary solutions for major societal challenges through advanced research, partnership with world-renowned scholars and knowledge transfer activities in the Greater Bay Area.

Comprising 16 research institutes and centres with over 400 experienced PolyU senior researchers from all over the world, PAIR focuses on various research disciplines in frontier areas with major objectives to boost new technologies and innovation, expedite infrastructural connectivity, move forward ecological conservation, develop good quality living circle, and make contributions to the SDGs set by the UN.


Research Units PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

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