Knowledge Exchange (KE), together with Teaching and Research, form the three pillars that underpin all the activities of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). KE is defined by HKU as “the process of engaging, for mutual benefit, with business, government or the public to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge needed to enhance material, human, social, cultural and environmental well-being.” KE is a two-way process, and it not only includes technology transfer but also encompasses all disciplines, including the arts and humanities and the social sciences.
The University has a long tradition of contributing to the community, and staff has been engaging in a wide range of knowledge exchange activities through, inter alia, applied research, technology transfer, delivery of professional and continuing education courses, public lectures, and expertise sharing through professional bodies and media. KE, being a natural consequence of research and teaching, is at the heart of the wide range of activities that staff members undertake with the non-academic sectors of our society.
The Faculty of Architecture at HKU is a comprehensive school of architecture, renowned for its teaching, research and community engagement. The Faculty introduces students to the life-long process of learning through the lens of professional concerns specific to the education of architects and surveying professionals, while simultaneously extending those areas of knowledge represented within the Faculty into a range of other disciplines. It comprises of three Departments and a Division – these are the Department of Architecture, the Department of Real Estate and Construction, the Department of Urban Planning and Design, and the Division of Landscape Architecture. These three departments and one division cover the traditional areas of knowledge necessary for designers to practice in the areas of building design, conservation, landscape design, urban planning and design, surveying in relation to the management of land, and real estate and construction. A significant number of academic staff are actively involved in professional services, including the designing of, and planning for, community projects in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Members of the three Departments and a Division always strive to disseminate research results that are of value to scholars, practitioners, government, and the building industries. If your organization is interested in exploring collaborative opportunities, you can search experts in our Faculty and their research interests by using the HKU Scholar Hub.
Media are welcome to contact experts in our Faulty for their expert opinions on issues that are of interest to the public. We believe this kind of sharing is an effective two-way flow of knowledge between the Faculty and the community.