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School of Chinese Medicine

A pioneer and leader in Chinese medicine education, research and healthcare in the tertiary education sector in Hong Kong, the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) offers the most comprehensive academic and professional programmes in town for aspiring Chinese medicine practitioners and professionals.  It also boasts a world-class research team devoted to impactful and translational research and an extensive network of clinical and health management centres highly revered for its expert medical team.


Committed to both inheritance and innovation in Chinese medicine, the School makes full use of modern technologies to conduct innovative research on Chinese medicine, integration of Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and contribute to the standardisation, modernisation and internationalisation of Chinese medicine. High-end research laboratories and infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities are established to consolidate our research strengths.


SCM takes pride in its strong and vibrant research team which engages in cutting-edge research that is internationally competitive, supports teaching and learning and has the potential to have a significant impact on society. We frequently publish in prestigious international journals and have been granted patents in US, mainland China, Europe, Germany, UK, Japan, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.


Furthermore, the School has been proactive in seeking collaborations with enterprises and set up the "University-Enterprise Synergy Innovation Platform", the purpose of which is to optimise the use of talents and resources of SCM and the partner organisations. The Platform conducts joint research and seeks to realise the industrialisation of research findings so as to promote innovative Chinese medicine research and foster the development of Chinese medicine pharmaceutical industry.


Professor Lyu Aiping


Vice-President (Research and Development) 

Acting Dean, School of Chinese Medicine 

Dr. Kennedy Y. H. Wong Endowed Professor in Chinese Medicine

Faculty Niche Research Area

Echoing the University’s Strategic Plan 2018-2028 to focus on innovative, interdisciplinary and theme-based research, SCM has endeavoured to strengthen its research in the niche area of “Innovative Drug Discovery and Development based on Chinese Medicines” by engaging experts in a wide range of disciplines and focusing its efforts and resources on three key research areas:


  • Precision medicine and phenomics;
  • Translational medicine and innovative drug discovery; and
  • Authentication and testing of Chinese medicines.

Research Centres/Institutes

In line with its focuses and to strengthen the impact on society, the School has established 12 research centres/institutes since its founding:


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