Global Challenge

We aspire to bring our research and discoveries to address challenges facing our world in the 21st century

As we progress in human society, we are increasingly grouping ourselves into tighter and tighter spaces, with the vast majority of people worldwide now living in cities, bringing unique challenges that need to be promptly addressed.  

Our research aims to help create socially, environmentally and economically sustainable cities. The idea of sustainable cities is rooted in the insight that cities are complex and interacting systems that require special solutions given how quickly change occurs. We approach this through various avenues that marry technology, social sciences, public policy, and the initiatives that allow for change to be implemented.

With this broad scope, we can easily adapt cutting edge technologies such as big data and IOT to suit whatever needs
what we do

GREAT Smart Cities Center

We nurture the people, infrastructure, policies, and platforms for interdisciplinary collaborations that will spearhead smart city development and establish world-class cities of the future, while providing a supportive platform to develop these initiatives.

 

Sustainable Smart Campus

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainable development by transforming our campus into a platform for learning, experimenting, and advancing new ideas and approaches related to smart living and working in the context of sustainability.

 

Institute of Public Policy

We contribute to better decision-making in the public sector on key challenges confronting the region, through rigorous interdisciplinary and evidence-based approaches to policy research and education.

 

Big Data Institute

Based on the requirements from both industry and society, we strive to provide a strong leadership role in big data and data science research by setting up education programs, coordinating and developing cross-institutional and cross-departmental research projects.

 

One Belt One Road

The Belt and Road Initiative has created new opportunities for the business community around the globe. Our Business School is undertaking research work and building relationships to help seize these new opportunities with the Belt and Road countries.