HKBU has long been establishing its global network of research partnership across all disciplines. The mutually beneficial interaction and exchange of ideas and actions enable our Faculties to sustain and expand the impact of their collaborative research across the world.
Sharing Gems for a Better Good
Faculties at HKBU are dedicated to fostering exchange and collaboration in research to build cohesive ties with partners overseas. One example is the collaboration of the “Capstone Classes in Intercultural Strategic Communication” between the School of Communication, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig in Germany. The School also worked with Tencent, a multinational conglomerate holding company, to establish the AI Media Research Laboratory (http://www.comm.hkbu.edu.hk/aimr) in the area of new media technological development, including artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, the Faculty of Arts also has a dynamic record of collaboration with a growing list of international partners, including non-academic partnerships related to African arts and culture with Dhow Countries Music Academy, Zanzibar (Tanzania) and the Full Circle Art Africa NGO. As for the Faculty of Social Sciences, it serves as the host institution of a consortium of 28 universities from North America, Europe and Asia. Its national agency funded research includes the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP), an international collaboration between 117 geoscientists from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Ethiopia and Kenya (https://hspdp.asu.edu).
Stronger, Wider, Better
To produce world-class research and to solve problems for and with the society, the Faculty of Science is dedicated to developing and engaging in research collaboration across disciplines with leading universities and research institutions worldwide (http://www.sci.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/research/collaborating-institutions). Other key collaborators and partners include Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, University of Strasbourg, Yonsei University, The Universidad Autónoma De Madrid, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Ljubljana, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, The University of Pisa, and Simon Fraser University. Meanwhile, the School of Business places a strong focus on global business perspective, including nurturing outstanding research professionals for the betterment of society. This is shown in the collaboration with the University of Groningen to set up a research-oriented Double-degree PhD Programme in Economics and Business from 2019-20. Last but not least, the Academy of Visual Arts is a founding member of the Shared Campus (https://www.zhdk.ch/en/international/shared-campus), a cooperation platform launched by eight arts institutions from Asia and Europe to promote international education formats and research networks. Through the International Artists in Residency Programme, the Academy also works with well-established international artist and curators to be fully embedded in a lively international ecology of committed partnerships, providing research environments in continuous exchange with the best global practices.