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Facilities and Labs



The University has procured a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility as a major research infrastructure or central research facility to promote individual and collaborative research on transdisciplinary neuroscience studies. To facilitate and plan for the use of the new MRI facility, the HKBU Research Committee would like to survey the researchers' interest in the facility.


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Expression of Interest (EOI)

Deadline: on or before 31 January 2023 (Tuesday)

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Research Centres and Institutes


The University has established over 50 Research Centres and Institutes to nurture excellence in a range of focus areas and to cultivate interdisciplinary research.

David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies 

David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) is a consortium of 28 universities from North America, Europe and Asia. The Institute, with Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) as the host institution and base, was established in 1993 with the aim to foster inter-disciplinary social science and humanities research and cultivate collaborative scholarship between the East and the West.

HKBU-UIC Joint Institute of Research Studies

The HKBU–UIC Joint Institute of Research Studies (JIRS) was established jointly by the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Beijing Normal University–Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) in July 2008. It aims to create research and postgraduate training opportunities for both institutions, through which they can complement one another in research and development.

Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology

Named after Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies who serves as its honorary permanent director, the Academy was established for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage, through focused research and engaged teaching. 

Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment 

The Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, ARCPE was established in mid-2008 with funding support from private donations from the Sino-Forest Corporation, the Wofoo Foundation and Mr. Allen T. Y. Chan. The Centre aims to improve the environmental quality of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region by creating a platform for various stakeholders in Hong Kong and PRD to tackle trans-boundary pollution problems at sources, advocating the governments on environmental policy, and providing solutions for the industries.

State Key Laboratory 

State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis (SKLEBA) was established in 2013 in partnership with State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Eco-toxicology in Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (RCEES, CAS). It is an interdisciplinary research platform focusing on three correlated fields, namely environmental science, biological science and material science.

Institute of Creativity

The Institute of Creativity is a high-powered think tank and a rich wellspring of new ideas at the University. It aims to provide a home and workplace where students, researchers and faculty members of the University can interact and exchange ideas with world-class scholars. 

Offshore Research Institutes

Research centres/institutes in specific areas

Centre for Applied Ethics Centre for Business Analytics and the Digital Economy (CBADE)
Centre for Chinese Cultural Heritage Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy (CCGFP)
Centre for Sino-Christian Studies Centre for Human Resources Strategy and Development (CHRSD)
Centre for Translation Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS)
Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology   
Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Humanitas Institute 


Chinese MedicineScience
EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) China Centre (EQCC)

Research Institutes

Consun Chinese Medicines Research Centre for Renal Diseases (CCRD)
Hong Kong Baptist University Joint Centre for Pain Research (JCPR)
Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre (CMCS)
Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Medicine Phenome Research Centre (HKPR)
Institute of Integrated Bioinformedicine and Translational Science (IBTS)
Institute for Precision Medicine and Innovative Drug (PMID)
Law Sau Fai Institute for Advancing Translational Medicine in Bone and Joint Diseases (TMBJ)

Research Centers

Mr. and Mrs. Ko Chi Ming Centre for Parkinson’s Disease Research (CPDR)
Research Centre for Standardization of Chinese Medicines (CSCM)
Shum Yiu Foon Shum Bik Chuen Memorial Centre for Cancer and Inflammation Research (CCIR)
  • HKBU-Durham Lanthanide Joint Research Center for Systems Medicine
  • Research and Development Centre for Natural Health Products^

Servicing Centers


* Research institutes/centers run under ICTS, which serves as an interdisciplinary research platform.

^ The center is located in Mainland China.


CommunicationSocial Sciences
AI and Media Research LabAsian Energy Studies Centre
Centre for Film and Moving Image Research (FMIR)Centre for Child Development
Centre for Media and Communication Research (CMCR)Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies
Institute for Journalism and Society (IJS)David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI)
 Centre for Geo-Computation Studies
Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre
Modern History Research Centre
Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness
Centre for Health and Exercise Science Research


Visual ArtsSchool of Continuing Education
Centre for Research and Development in Visual ArtsMulti-disciplinary Research Centre
  • Active Living Lab 
  • Testing and Analytical Lab 
  • Social Science Research Lab