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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 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 which are highly revered for their expert medical teams. 


Committed to both inheritance and innovation in Chinese medicine, the School makes full use of modern technologies to conduct innovative research on Chinese medicine and integration of Chinese medicine and Western medicine. It also contributes to the standardisation, modernisation and internationalisation of Chinese medicine. High-end research laboratories and infrastructure with state-of-the-art facilities enable our researchers and students to conduct leading research.


The School 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 the US, mainland China, Europe, Germany, UK, Japan, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong.


Furthermore, the School has been proactive in seeking collaborations with enterprises, and it set up the "University´╝ŹEnterprise Synergy Innovation Platform" with the purpose of optimising the use of talent and the resources of the School and its 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 the Chinese medicine pharmaceutical industry.


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Professor Lyu Aiping

Dean, School of Chinese MedicineDr. Kennedy Y.H. Wong Endowed Chair of Chinese Medicine

Message from the Dean

The School of Chinese Medicine values both inheritance and innovation, and makes full use of modern technologies to foster the development of Chinese medicine. After two decades of hard work, the School has established itself as the leading Chinese medicine institution in Hong Kong, exuding strength and excellence in education, research, clinical service and knowledge transfer. We are proud to have nurtured a myriad of Chinese medicine professionals and talented researchers who are now part of the regional and global efforts to expedite the development, standardisation, modernisation and internationalisation of Chinese medicine.


The School has made remarkable achievements in scientific research in recent years. In addition to winning a large number of research grants from HKBU, the HKSAR Government and the mainland Government, our experts have published frequently in academic journals with high impact factors. The School has also made considerable progress in terms of the number of patent applications filed and patents granted. All in all, it has attained a leading position in the field of Chinese medicine research in Hong Kong.


Looking ahead, the School will continue to work hard and scale new heights in the research field of innovative drug discovery and development based on Chinese medicine.


Professor Lyu Aiping

Dean, School of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Kennedy Y.H. Wong Endowed Chair of Chinese Medicine

Faculty Niche Research Areas

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
  • Authentication and testing of Chinese medicines 

Research Centre/Institute




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