While research at HKBU spans a broad range of areas, under Vision 2020, the University’s 10-year development plan, HKBU aims to focus on innovative research that is internationally competitive, support teaching and learning and has the potential to have a significant impact on society.  In particular, the University encourages interdisciplinary research and theme-based research.

Encompassing HKBU’s research strengths, the four focus areas of research under Vision 2020 are health, environment, Chinese and China studies, and cross-cultural studies.