Joint Research Units

Through setting up joint research units, HKUST collaborates with leading industry or academic partners to provide a platform for synergistic collaboration and knowledge advancement. 

Centre for Ocean Research in Hong Kong and Macau (CORE)

  • Prof Jianping Gan (Director)


HKUST-BGI Joint Research Center

  • Prof Tom Cheung (Director)
  • Prof Danny Leung (Associate Director)


HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute

  • Prof Michael Wang (Director)
  • Prof Jinglei Yang (Executive Director)

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HKUST-CIL Joint Laboratory of Environmental Health Technologies

  • Prof King Lun Yeung (Director)
  • Prof Wei Han (Associate Director)

HKUST Collaborative Innovation Center (HCIC)

  • Prof Minhua Shao (Director)
  • Prof Baoling Huang (Associate Director)

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HKUST-Didi Joint Research Lab

  • Prof Hai Yang (Director)
  • Prof Hong Kam Lo (Associate Director)
  • Prof Lei Chen (Associate Director)

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HKUST-DJI Joint Innovation Laboratory

  • Prof Shaojie Shen (Director)
  • Prof Ling Shi (Associate Director)

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HKUST ENVF-INA/LMA Joint Laboratory on Environment

  • Prof King Lun Yeung (Co-Director)
  • Prof Jianzhen Yu (Co-Director)

HKUST Foshan Research Institute for Smart Manufacturing (FRISM)

  • Prof Ricky Lee (Director)
  • Prof Baoling Huang (Associate Director)
  • Dr Jeffery Lo (Assistant Director)

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HKUST-Kaisa Joint Research Institute

  • Prof Henry Yan (Director)

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HKUST-Nan Fung Life Sciences Joint Laboratory

  • Prof Tom Cheung (Director)
  • Prof Kai Liu (Associate Director)


  • Prof Sung Hun Kim (Director)
  • Prof Nevin Zhang (Associate Director)
  • Prof Lei Chen (Associate Director)

HKUST-Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital Joint Research Center for Brain Science

  • Prof Amy Fu (Director)
  • Prof Tom Cheung (Associate Director)

HKUST-SIAT Joint Laboratory for Brain Science

  • Prof Zhenguo Wu (Director)
  • Prof Amy Fu (Associate Director)

HKUST-WeBank Joint Lab

  • Prof Tim Cheng (Director)
  • Prof Yangqiu Song (Associate Director)

HKUST-Xiaoi Robot Joint Lab on Machine Learning and Cognitive Reasoning

  • Prof Fangzhen Lin (Director)
  • Prof Lei Chen (Associate Director)

Hong Kong Branch of Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Lab (Guangzhou)

  • Prof Peiyuan Qian (Director)


Huawei-HKUST Innovation Laboratory

  • Prof Vincent Lau (Co-Director)
  • Mr Haibo Lin (Co-Director)
  • Prof Qian Zhang (Co-Director)

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South China University of Technology (SCUT) - HKUST Joint Research Institute

  • Prof Benzhong Tang (Director)


WeChat-HKUST Joint Lab on Artificial Intelligence Technology (WHAT LAB)

  • Prof Kai Chen (Director)
  • Prof Yangqiu Song (Associate Director)

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