Prof Nancy Y Ip
Vice-President for Research & Development,
The Morningside Professor of Life Science

The Vice-President for Research and Development (VP-RD) provides overall leadership and oversees strategic development of the University's research and development. Dedicated efforts are focused on building faculty teams in targeted research areas, developing and implementing research directions across Schools and disciplines, and establishing the necessary infrastructure to support critical and innovative research.

With its dedicated central research facilities, multi-disciplinary research centers and institutes, the VPRD office works in close cooperation with a broad range of units across the University to support the HKUST community in building excellence, towards the goal of fostering research excellence and facilitating knowledge transfer through university-industry collaborations, technology advancement, and entrepreneurial activities.

The Office is also committed to building strong partnerships with local, national, and international institutions to undertake innovative research as well as accelerate the transformation of novel discoveries into innovative applications with significant impact to society.