School of Interdisciplinary Studies
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) positions at the fusion of excellence of interdisciplinary research and education, which is centred around sustainability and underpinned by fundamental engineering science for a smart future.
The School comprises the Office of the Core Curriculum, Science Unit and Wong Bing Lai Music and Performing Arts Unit (WBLMP), which provide a wide range of interdisciplinary and general education courses, activities of different forms, and many other innovative interdisciplinary initiatives.
Research and Knowledge Transfer
SIS is at the unique position of promoting Lingnan’s broader impact, in particular translational knowledge transfer through transformative research-academia-industry capacity building, and places itself as a leader in science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area, and globally.
The research areas undertaken by the SIS team span a wide range of topics focused on sustainability and interdisciplinary approaches. Strategic research focus areas include climate change and carbon neutrality, clean energy and energy storage, material genomics and the AI/ML-assisted design of advanced materials, and sustainable environments and infrastructure for AI adoption. Additional areas of inquiry involve fields such as healthcare, urban climate, environmental health, ecology, robotics, and biology in the digital era. By drawing on expertise from multiple disciplines, the team conducts innovative scholarly work on some of society's most pressing sustainability challenges through a holistic and solution-oriented lens.