HKUST Tops in Areas of Excellence and Theme-based Research Schemes 2023/24 Funding


Prof. Jianping GAN, Chair Professor of Department of Ocean Science was awarded a HK$ 87.147 million by the Research Grants Council (RGC)’s Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme 2023/24 with the project title “Study of the Regional Earth System for Sustainable Development under Climate Change in the Greater Bay Area”.

Congratulating Prof. Gan and other HKUST the research teams, HKUST President Prof. Nancy IP said, “As a university dedicated to translating research into innovative and impactful solutions to address local and global challenges facing society, our accomplishments in the AoE and TRS schemes are testimonies of our commitment to research excellence. It is particularly exciting to see that two of the HKUST-led awarded projects will be jointly undertaken by faculty members from both HKUST and HKUST(GZ) campuses, demonstrating enhanced synergy that arises from complementary basic and applied research. We will continue leveraging our research capabilities to fuel innovation in the city, across the region, and around the world.”

Also expressing his joy, HKUST Vice-President (Research & Development) Prof. Tim CHENG, said, “HKUST being recognized by the two most prominent RGC funding schemes is a momentous achievement. It is a testimony to the exceptional talent and unwavering dedication of our faculty members, researchers, and research students, who have invested countless hours of hard work to drive impactful research. Moving forward, we will continue to elevate our research capabilities and forge meaningful collaborations with esteemed researchers globally. By doing so, we will further advance research in Hong Kong, tackle pressing world issues, and contribute to the betterment of the world.”

Congratulations to Prof. Gan!

HKUST Tops in Areas of Excellence and Theme-based Research Schemes
The three research projects led by Prof. ZHANG Limin, Head and Chair Professor of HKUST’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (first left); Prof. GAN Jianping, Chair Professor of HKUST’s Department of Ocean Science, Department of Mathematics and Division of Environment and Sustainability (middle); Prof. TAM Kar-Yan, Dean of Business and Management, and Chair Professor of HKUST’s Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics & Operations Management, receive a combined total of HK$167 million from the Research Grants Council’s Areas of Excellence and the Theme-based Research Schemes 2023/24.