Interdisciplinary and Core Research Facilities at HKU

A number of facilities at HKU have been set up to support researchers from across disciplines and to foster collaboration, including the following:
Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research (HKJCBIR): Established to stimulate cross-fertilisation of research on the well-being of humans, particularly relating to human health and disease, bringing together researchers from Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. This includes the State Key Laboratory of Liver Research; State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology; State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Centre on Behavioral Health; Dr Li Dak-Sum Research Centre—The University of Hong Kong–Karolinska Institutet Collaboration in Regenerative Medicine; MicroPET-MRI Laboratory; Chemical Biology Laboratory; Centre for PanorOmic Sciences; Clinical Trials Centre; etc.
Tech Landmark: This complex of four towers will be built to house science and engineering projects as well as new institutes dedicated to interdisciplinary studies and emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, big data, geriatric science and gerontechnology, global poverty, smart cities and sustainable living, quantum science and biomedical engineering. New university core facilities and equipment will be housed in the new buildings.
University Central Facilities – Science and Engineering Core Service: Electron Microscopy Laboratories; Nanofabrication Laboratory (SEM/FIB);  Materials Characterization Laboratories (Optical/Analytical); Central Fabrication Laboratory. [
Science Faculty Central Facilities: LCMSMS - LC-Agilent and SCIEX 3200 QTRAP;  SCIEX LCMSMS QTOF X500R system; Agilent ICP-MS system; Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GCMS); X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD); Inductively-Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES); Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (SIRMS). []
LKS Faculty of Medicine: The Faculty offers a range of research facilities for use by researchers across the University, some housed in the HKJCBIR (see above) and others in units within the Faculty. For a full list visit    
Large Research Equipment Fund: This special scheme aims to enable the acquisition of large equipment costing HK$2M or more for research to strengthen and upgrade the University’s research infrastructure, crucial for keeping HKU competitive with other top universities. It was launched in 2022 with a pool of HK$1 billion to upgrade research infrastructure and purchase shared new equipment, with 28 applications awarded total funding of HK$520M to date.