Virtual Tour

CUHK has remarkable research teams whose research standards have been widely acknowledged. In this zone we introduce the following:

Details of our outstanding research projects funded by the University Grants Committee's Areas of Excellence Scheme, RGC Collaborative Research Fund, and Theme-based Research Scheme, etc., are available on the touch-screen monitors.

Distinguished Scholars

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that has Nobel Laureates and a Turing Award winner on its teaching and research staff, as well as many other winners of awards and honours. This zone introduces our distinguished scholars and displays medals donated by Professor Charles K. Kao and Professor C. N. Yang.


This zone also displays the Nobel and other medals donated by Professor Charles K. Kao and Professor C.N. Yang to the Chinese University.

Outstanding Research

Areas of Excellence

  • Centre for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development
  • Centre for Research into Circulating Fetal Nucleic Acids
  • Institute of Network Coding
  • The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society
  • Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

RGC Collaborative Research Fund 2012/13

  • Functional Plasmonics with Energy Localization for Sensing, Nano-Actuation and Optoelectronics
  • Physical exercise promotes vascular health: impact of mechano-transduction and novel endothelium-derived regulators
  • Macrophage-Myofibroblast-Transition in Organ Fibrosis: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications
  • Multifunctional ultrasensitive sensing with hybrid gold-diamond nano-systems
  • Development of New Methodologies for New Carborane Materials

Theme-based Research Scheme-Third Round Exercise

  • Systematic Development of Molecular Targets for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
  • An Integrated Trans-omics Approach to Diabetic Cardio-renal Complications: From Novel Discoveries to Personalized Medicine
  • Smart Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Utilization

State Key Laboratories

In 1984, China established the State Key Laboratory Scheme. Its premise is to enable the country's most accomplished scientists and scholars to conduct pioneering research to further support China's technological and economic development. With the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, CUHK has established five state key laboratories.

Focused Areas of Research

To enhance the University’s research and academic strengths, as well as to employ them for the benefits of the community, CUHK identified five research areas in its strategic plan in 2006 for focused investment and development.


Graduation Certificate of Professor Yu Ying-shih (1952) The satin (1963) Seal of the Vice-Chancellor (1964) Coat of arms (1967) ‘Asian Hero’ Award from the Time Magazine (2003) Naming Certificate of Asteroid 'Kaokuen' (1996) Naming Certificate of Asteroid 'Kaokuen' (1996) A letter from Ch'ien Mu to Tang Chun-i (1960) Student exchange programme signed up with UC (1965)


Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 10am - 5pm


Sat, Sun and Public Holiday: Closed