Areas of Excellence

The University Grants Committee (UGC) has provided preferential funding to the local tertiary institutions to conduct research into selected Areas of Excellence (AoEs). Out of a total of 21 such projects, the following eight are led by CUHK researchers.

Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$47.25M

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Jiang Liwen)
Details about Centre for Organelle Biogenesis and Function

Institute of Network Coding

Institute of Network Coding

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$80.27M
    (1st Phase: HK$53.36M (2010-2013) + 2nd Phase: HK$26.91M (2014-2017))

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2010-2017

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Raymond Yeung)
Details about Institute of Network Coding

The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society

The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$23.447M
    (1st Phase: HK$14.865M (2010-2013) + 2nd Phase: HK$8.582M (2014-2017))

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2010-2017

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. David Faure)
Details about The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society

Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$81M

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2017-2025

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Lam Hon Ming)
Details about Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Centre for Research into Circulating Fetal Nucleic Acids

Centre for Research into Circulating Fetal Nucleic Acids

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$31.28M
    (1st Phase: HK$11.28M (2008-2011) + 2nd Phase: HK$20M (2012-2015))

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2008-2015

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Dennis Y.M. Lo)
Details about Centre for Research into Circulating Fetal Nucleic Acids

Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development

Chinese Medicine

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$32.992M
    (HK$25M (2001-2007) + HK$7.992M
    Sustained Funding (2008-2011))

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2001-2011

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Leung Ping-chung)
Details about Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development

Centre for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$63.823M
    ((HK$38.823M (2000-2006) + HK$25M Sustained Funding (2007-2011))

Indicative Project Time-Frame

  • 2000-2011

Coordinating Institution

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Prof. Samuel Sun Sai-ming)
Details about Centre for Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Information Technology

Information Technology

Total Funding Approved

  • HK$51M

Project Time-Frame

  • 2000-2005

Coordinating Institution

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Prof. Roland Chin)
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