Visiting Professors Scheme

The Visiting Professors Scheme (VPS), formerly Visiting Research Professors Scheme, is aimed at enhancing the University's research competitiveness and visibility in the international academic community; providing the impetus to promote the development of targeted academic areas; and establishing links with world-class scholars and leading institutions for significant international collaboration. Top scholars may be appointed as Visiting Research Professors (VRP) in either long-term or short-term, depending on the needs of the host Faculty/Department and the time commitment of the scholars.
VPS complements other visitorship schemes (such as schemes for distinguished visiting professors), which have different eligibilities and operational principles.
The VRP appointments are listed below by year:

Visiting Research Professor

Host Faculty / Department

  • Dr. Raymond Hutubessy
Team Lead, Value of Vaccines, Economics and Modelling team, The Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals Department, World Health Organization, Switzerland
LKS Faculty of Medicine (School of Public Health)
  • Professor Kunxin Luo
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, The University of California, Berkeley, USA
LKS Faculty of Medicine (School of Biomedical Sciences)
  • Professor Jamie Andrew Peck
Professor of Geography and Distinguished University Scholar, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Faculty of Architecture (Urban Planning and Design)
  • Professor Martin Roland
Emeritus Professor of Health Services Research, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK
LKS Faculty of Medicine (Family Medicine and Primary Care)
  • Professor Dénes Szücs
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
Faculty of Education
  • Professor David D. Yao
Piyasombatkul Family Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University, USA
Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Professor Vanessa M. FERREIRA
British Heart Foundation Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
LKS Faculty of Medicine (Diagnostic Radiology)
  • Professor Eric HONORE
Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Université de la Côte d’Azur, France
LKS Faculty of Medicine (Pharmacology and Pharmacy)
  • Professor Kang LIU
Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, Duke University, USA
Faculty of Arts (School of Chinese)
  • Professor Jeyaveerasingam George SHANTHIKUMAR
Richard E. Dauch Distinguished Chair in Manufacturing and Operations Management, Department of Management, Purdue University, USA
Faculty of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering)
  • Professor Edmund SONUGA-BARKE
Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK
Faculty of Social Sciences (Psychology)
  • Professor David DYZENHAUS
University Professor of Law and Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada
Faculty of Law (Law)
  • Professor Bernhard KELLER
Professor, City University of Paris, France
Faculty of Science (Mathematics)
  • Professor Patrick LE GALÈS
Dean and Professor, The Urban School, Sciences Po, France
Faculty of Architecture (Urban Planning and Design)
  • Professor Alexander B. MURPHY
Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, USA
Faculty of Social Sciences (Geography)
  • Professor Zhong YOU
Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Faculty of Engineering (Civil Engineering)
  • Professor Hua ZHU
Professor of Language Learning and Intercultural Communication, Director of International Centre for Intercultural Studies, Institute of Education (IOE), University College London (UCL), UK
Faculty of Arts (School of English)
Note: For more information on individual appointees, please contact the respective host unit.