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Chairman Deputy President and Provost (as appointed by the President) or a senior academic staff member (as appointed by the DP)
Prof Wing-tak WONG, DP

Executive Vice President or her delegate
Ms Hilda LING, ADoF

Vice President (Education)
Prof Kwok-yin WONG, VP(Edu)

Vice President (Research and Innovation)
Prof Christopher CHAO, VP(RI)

Up to six other members, including external members, appointed by the DP

  • Prof Qingyan CHEN, Chair Professor (BEEE) & DoPAIR (1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2025)
  • Prof Xiangdong LI, Chair Professor (CEE) & Dean (FCE) (1 Jul 2020 to 30 Jun 2024)
  • Prof H.C. MAN, Chair Professor (ISE) & Dean (FENG) (1 Sep 2022 to 31 Aug 2024)
  • Prof Jin-Guang TENG, President (1 Dec 2020 to 30 Nov 2024)
  • Prof Wai-yeung Raymond WONG, Dean (FS) (1 Jul 2023 to 30 Jun 2025)
  • Prof Edwin CHENG, Dean(FB) (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025)
Secretary A member of staff from the Research and Innovation Office, appointed by the Director of Research and Innovation
Mr Lixin SITU, Assistant Director (RIO)

Terms of Reference

  • To advise the Deputy President and Provost (DP) on all matters relating to the development of Areas of Excellence (AoEs) and Research Institutes (RIs) in the University.
  • To develop and continually review strategies for the promotion and development of AoEs and RIs.
  • To monitor progress and to develop appropriate mechanisms for the review and monitoring of AoEs and RIs.
  • To consider applications for research endeavours and funding schemes administered by the Committee from Faculties/Schools and Departments, and approve funding allocations, as appropriate.
  • To advise the DP on research funding schemes administered by the Committee and to regularly monitor the progress of these endeavours and funding schemes.
  • To prepare reports required from the UGC or other external agencies relating to the activities administered by the Committee for submission by the President or his nominee.

Last update: 24 May 2022