PolyU collaborated with China Harbour Engineering Co. Ltd. (CHEC) to establish the China Harbour–PolyU Joint Research Centre for Land Development to promote practical research into sustainable, green, and low-carbon land development to improve the urban living environment.


The inauguration ceremony of the centre was held on the PolyU campus in May, attended by government officials and industry partners, including Mr Tse Chin-wan, Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Ye Shuiqiu, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr Kwong Ka-sing, Head of Project Strategy and Governance Office of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR.


The centre will harness CHEC’s abundant resources and experience in implementing projects and applying technologies in Hong Kong and other parts of the world, with PolyU’s solid research strengths in land and infrastructure development. It will initially focus on research innovation, knowledge transfer, and talent cultivation in marine engineering, waste treatment, and applying innovative AI-based spatial information technologies for construction projects.