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News & Events > News & Events > TMU and PolyU Co-establish Joint Laboratory of Optometry and Vision Science
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TMU and PolyU Co-establish Joint Laboratory of Optometry and Vision Science

Date: 15 May 2019

The School of Optometry and Ophthalmology of Tianjin Medical University (TMU) and the School of Optometry (SO) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) joined forces to establish the “TMU-PolyU Joint Laboratory of Optometry and Vision Science”. Through interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers from both universities, it is expected to commence impactful research to greatly enhance the research capacity in optometry and vision science, and nurture talents in eye health profession for developing significant basic science researches and fostering knowledge-transfer outcomes.

The Partnership Agreement Signing cum Plague Unveiling Ceremony was officiated at TMU on 9 May by Prof. Hua Yan, President, TMU and Prof. Chi-ho To, Head of SO, PolyU. Other guests included Prof. Ruhua Wei, The Party Committee Secretary and Deputy President of Optometry School, TMU, Prof. George Woo, Emeritus Professor & Senior Advisor, PolyU and representatives from the two universities.

The joint laboratory will address major vision-related imperatives and set-up specific laboratories focusing on myopia basic research, orthokeratology, optics research, binocular vision, low vision, vision (neuro)-science, and eye pathology and optometry clinical research.


☉ Prof. Hua Yan, President, TMU (left) and Prof. Chi-ho To, Head of SO, PolyU sign the partnership agreement of the joint laboratory.


☉ (From right) Prof. George Woo, Emeritus Professor & Senior Advisor, PolyU, Prof. Chi-ho To, Prof. Hua Yan and Prof. Ruhua Wei, The Party Committee Secretary and Deputy President of Optometry School, TMU attend the Partnership Agreement Signing cum Plague Unveiling Ceremony.


☉ Representatives from PolyU and TMU.