Latest funding results reveal Lingnan’s research strengths

The beginning of 2017 was marked by a number of recent research achievements of Lingnan academics and new developments regarding research and knowledge transfer.


In the most recent Public Policy Research Funding Scheme results announced in December 2016, 7 projects among 32 applications were funded, including two led by Lingnan scholars.  They include the “One Belt One Road: China’s Motives and Hong Kong’s Roles” project by Prof Zhang Baohui, Professor of the Department of Political Science and the “Deriving Public Policy for Hong Kong as an Infrastructure Financing Hub and Super-connector in Project Finance: The Belt and Road Initiative” by Prof Winnie Poon Pui-han, Associate Professor of Department of Finance and Insurance.


On the other hand, Prof Wei Xiangdong, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, who works as a Co-Principal Investigator with colleagues from other sister universities on a Collaborative Research Fund proposal entitled “Community and Population Aging in Hong Kong: An Extension of the Hong Kong Panel Study of Social Dynamics”, has been supported by the Research Grant Council’s Collaborative Research Fund with almost HK$5 million. A fund for the Croucher Chinese Visitorship by the Croucher Foundation was secured for a scholar from Hainan Normal University to work on the Early Career Scheme project of Prof Jonathan Fong, Assistant Professor of the Science Unit in refining an environmental DNA (eDNA) method to protect Hong Kong’s endangered freshwater turtle species.


The Office of Research Support has produced the University’s first video on Research and Knowledge Transfer featuring achievements of the University’s research and their societal impact. Highlighted in this episode are our researchers’ efforts to revitalize local heritage, build links with industry, address historical injustice, protect indigenous habitats, and work with internationally renowned institutions on global research platforms. Please click here to view the video.