HKBU scholars receive funding from national and local joint research schemes

Monday, 16 January 2023

Four HKBU scholars have been awarded a total of over HK$6.7 million in funding by the Joint Research Scheme and the Collaborative Research Scheme. Four HKBU scholars have been awarded a total of over HK$6.7 million in funding by the Joint Research Scheme and the Collaborative Research Scheme.
Four HKBU scholars have been awarded a total of over HK$6.7 million in funding by the Joint Research Scheme and the Collaborative Research Scheme.

Four HKBU scholars have been awarded a total of over HK$6.7 million in funding for their research projects in various fields by the Joint Research Scheme and the Collaborative Research Scheme set up by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Research Grants Council. The allocated funding indicates the nature of close cross-boundary collaborations and academic exchange between HKBU and academia on the Mainland.

The two schemes aim to promote collaboration between researchers or research teams in Hong Kong and on the Mainland in areas including information technology, the life sciences, new materials science, marine and environmental science, medicine, and management science.

List of HKBU scholars who have been awarded funding:

Joint Research Scheme 2022/23

Scholar                                                       Project title                                                                                                  

Professor Christy Cheung,

Professor of the Department of Management, Marketing and Information Systems

Understanding Users’ Deep Engagement and Deviant Behaviors in Metaverse through the Sociotechnical Perspective: A Mixed-Methods Research Approach

Professor Liu Ji-ming,

Associate Vice-President (Research Development),

Dean of Science and Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science

Multi-scale Spatio-temporal Modeling, Learning, and Inference Methods for Complex Infectious Disease Systems

Dr Zhu Xunjin,

Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry

Synthesis of Novel Conducting Metal Organic Frameworks for Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to C2+ Fuels

Collaborative Research Scheme 2022/23

Scholar                                                                                                                   Project title                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Professor Xia Yiji,

Professor of the Department of Biology

Understanding the Molecular Mechanism Linking mRNA Decay and Capping with Post-transcriptional Gene Silencing