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The PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) is a central research platform at PolyU dedicated to providing world-leading interdisciplinary solutions to significant societal challenges. The PAIR Conference 2023, themed on “Research Excellence for Societal Impacts”, is the Academy’s debut flagship event.

The Conference is the first and the largest event in Hong Kong higher education dedicated to professional knowledge exchange on interdisciplinary research and development. It provides a platform to share state-of-art research and technological discoveries by PolyU as well as other universities, academic institutions, and research and technological development companies in Hong Kong and beyond; and to forge closer collaboration and professional exchange among stakeholders from various fields in industry, academia, and governments around the world to build the capacities in science, technology, innovation and research for the positive growth of Hong Kong and beyond. 


Conference Information

PAIR Conference 2023: Research Excellence for Societal Impacts


8–11 May 2023 (Monday–Thursday)


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong




Conference Objectives

  • To promote the pivotal role of PAIR and research institutes and research centres in contributing to interdisciplinary research and solutions to significant societal challenges.
  • To enhance communication with government, industries, professional bodies, and other stakeholders in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond.
  • To inject innovation and inspiration into the R&D sector and raise the professional quality and standards of research and technological development.
  • To foster collaborations between academia, industry, businesses, and government.
  • To enhance the academic exchange of PolyU with reputable institutions around the world in strategic focus areas through impactful collaborative activities in research and scholarship.