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PAIR holds first and largest international conference on interdisciplinary research

11 May 2023

The PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) Conference 2023 concluded at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 11 May 2023. The four-day hybrid event attracted over 2,500 participants joining on site and online from 40 countries and regions. The Opening Ceremony on 8 May 2023 was broadcasted live on multiple social media platforms and viewed by over 13,000 online audience.

Under the theme of “Research Excellence for Societal Impacts”, some 100 internationally renowned experts shared their knowledge and insights. The Conference had 15 streams focusing on three core areas: advanced technologies and manufacturing, good health and well-being, and smart and sustainable cities. Besides insightful keynote and discussion sessions, the programme also comprised laboratory visits and presentations of selected research papers.

At the closing ceremony, Prof. CHEN Qingyan, Director of PAIR and Chair Professor of Building Thermal Science of PolyU, said, “I am pleased that the Conference served as a platform for fruitful exchange of cutting-edge research and innovative technologies.”

Moving forward, PAIR will continue to harness PolyU’s research strengths and deepen interdisciplinary collaboration to spearhead interdisciplinary work in frontier areas such as advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, carbon neutrality, Chinese medicine innovation, deep space exploration, future food, intelligent wearable systems, land and space, mental health, photonics, sharp vision, smart ageing, smart cities, smart energy, sports science and technology, sustainable urban development and many more.

Research Units PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research

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