PolyU has joined forces with the Academy of Aerospace Propulsion Technology (AAPT) to establish the “Joint Research Centre of Advanced Aerospace Propulsion Technology”. Spearheaded by the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE), the collaboration aims to establish a highly competitive scientific research force and technical cooperation team in the field of advanced aerospace propulsion technology through a long-term and in-depth strategic partnership. Through this collaboration, PolyU seeks to further contribute to the development of China's aerospace technology.


Advanced aerospace propulsion technology is a future-oriented field with prospects for broad application. PolyU President Prof. Jing-Guang Teng said this new collaboration will further support the development and modernisation of the Nation’s civil aerospace industry, manned spaceflight and space exploration.


In addition to several joint research projects, it is believed that the collaboration will facilitate academic exchanges, resources sharing and the nurturing of a group of high-level interdisciplinary experts for the development of future applications.


An agreement signing ceremony was held on 4 July 2022. The cooperation agreement was signed by Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU and Mr Li Bin, Associate Dean of AAPT, witnessed by Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU and Mr Wang Wanjun, Dean of AAPT.