Innovation and Technology (I&T) are the keys to driving the competitiveness of industries and the long-term growth and prosperity of Hong Kong. Interdisciplinary research is also of growing importance because of the complexity of global challenges.


At PolyU, we envision an interdisciplinary future and aspire to be a major player in the development of Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub. Therefore, we have established the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research, also known as PAIR. The impactful solutions being developed at PAIR, which draw upon PolyU’s research expertise in different disciplines, will not only ensure that PolyU is at the forefront of addressing key societal issues, but will also contribute to Hong Kong’s I&T development.


While we are gearing up for the future, we are also joining forces with the community to fight against the pandemic. Over the past several months, PolyU staff, students and alumni have been actively engaged in combating the unprecedented fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong. From pandemic-related research to providing assistance on the frontlines to help those in need, PolyU members have demonstrated their compassion and commitment to social responsibility. Together, we will fight the virus, and help make the world a better place.


Jin-Guang Teng