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Related Major Projects

The work of the strategic research themes (SRTs) and emerging SRTs is closely related to projects at the University funded from a range of external sources, including (but not limited to) the following major funding schemes of Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Projects Related SRT(s)/emerging SRT(s)
Areas of Excellence (AoE)1
Center for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Research Cancer
Control of Pandemic and Inter-Pandemic Influenza Public Health
Developmental Genomics and Skeletal Research Development and Reproduction (primary)
Genomics (secondary)
Institute of Molecular Functional Materials New Materials
Theory, Modeling, and Simulation of Emerging Electronics Computation and Information
Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS)2
Cell-based Heart Regeneration Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Challenges in Organic Photo-Voltaics and Light Emitting Diodes - A Concerted Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Institutional Effort New Materials
Enhanced Separation and Sludge Refinery for Wastewater Treatment - Solving the Nexus of Pollution Control and Resource Recovery in Mega Cities Clean Energy / Earth as a Habitable Planet
Enhancing Hong Kong's Future as a Leading International Financial Centre China Business and Economics
Functional Analyses of How Genomic Variation Affects Personal Risk for Degenerative Skeletal Disorders Development and Reproduction (primary)
Genomics (secondary)
Gastric Cancer Genomics and Beyond - Moving from Patient Samples to 3D Organoid Cultures for Integrative Genomics Analysis, Drug Sensitivity Assays, Cell Biological Studies and Animal Models Cancer
Genetics and Functional Genomics of Neural Crest Stem Cells and Associated Disease: Hrschsprung Disease Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine / Genomics / Development and Reproduction
Learning and Assessment for Digital Citizenship Science of Learning
Molecular Basis for Interspecies Transmission and Pathogenesis of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Infection and Immunology
Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases: From Genomic Testing and Biomarkers to Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform Ageing
Sustainable Lighting Technology: From Devices to Systems Clean Energy
Sustainable Power Delivery Structures for High Renewables Clean Energy
Understanding Cancer Stemness in Liver Cancer - From Regulation to Translational Applications Cancer / Genomics / Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Viral, Host and Environmental Determinants of Influenza Virus Transmission and Pathogenesis Public Health
Partner State Key Laboratories (Partner SKLs)3
Brain and Cognitive Sciences Neuroscience
Emerging Infectious Diseases Infection and Immunology / Public Health
Liver Research Cancer
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Ageing
Synthetic Chemistry Drug
National Key Basic Research Development Program (973 Program)4
Excited States of Metal Complexes: Basic and Practical Researches New Materials
  1. AoE: Launched by Hong Kong's University Grants Committee in 1997 and now administered by the Research Grants Council, the AoE scheme aims to nurture areas of international excellence through high-quality research and inter-institutional collaboration. HKU AoE projects: www.hku.hk/research/areas_excellence.html
  2. TRS: The TRS, launched in 2010 by the Research Grants Council, aims to focus academic research efforts on themes of strategic importance to the long-term development of Hong Kong. HKU TRS projects: www.hku.hk/research/theme_based.html
  3. Partner SKLs: SKLs are regarded as key components of China's science and technology research system, and Partner SKLs in Hong Kong work closely with mainland research institutes. HKU Partner SKLs: www.hku.hk/research/state_key_lab.html
  4. 973 Program: The 973 Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China aims to strengthen basic research in line with national strategic targets. Members of the HKU Shenzhen Institute of Research and Innovation are eligible to apply for funding.