Shenzhen Research Institute

The tremendous pace at which the Pearl River Delta region develops means an increasingly large demand for expertise and trained professionals in different disciplines. With support from the Shenzhen Municipal Government, CUHK set up the Shenzhen Research Institute in 2007 to help address that educational and training need in Shenzhen and the region.

Situated in the Shenzhen Virtual University Park in Nanshan District, the Institute’s U-shape, 9-storey building with a gross floor area of 25,000 sq. m. was completed in 2011, providing ample spaces and state-of-the-art facilities for its various programmes and projects.

At present, the work of the Institute is focused on four areas: agricultural product and food safety, biotechnology, internet and information technology, and economics and social subjects. Its training programmes in engineering, management and hygiene contribute to the upgrading of human capital in Shenzhen and the region. It is also a platform for CUHK to collaborate with mainland corporations and for the promotion of technology transfer. The Institute has played an important role in education, research and industrialization in Shenzhen and the region.

As its director, Prof. P.C. Ching, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said, “On the basis of the research prowess and educational resources of the Chinese University, the Institute hopes to serve as the University’s extension on the mainland to contribute to advances in technological innovation, economic development and social well-being in the region and in the nation.”