Research Project: Constructing An Interdisciplinary Research Platform at Hong Kong Shue Yan University


Research Project: Constructing An Interdisciplinary Research Platform at Hong Kong Shue Yan University

This Project is supported under the Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) of the Research Grants Council (RGC)

Principal Investigator:

Dr. HU Fai Chung, Vice President (Administration), Hong Kong Shue Yan University


Prof. SUN, Tien-lun Catherine, Professor and Head of Department of Counselling and Psychology

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c David W. K. Yeung, Distinguished Research Professor and Head of Department of Business Administration

Amount awarded: HK$6,746,671

Duration of the Project: January 2015 to December 2017 (36 months)

Details of the Project:

Currently, there are twelve research centres at Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU), attached to various academic departments. They operate independently and there is very little in the way of interdisciplinary collaboration. The benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration have been established in various fields such as social sciences and healthcare, adolescent health and development, investment, project management and knowledge production.

HKSYU has identified three areas common to all disciplines: Brain-Based Teaching and Learning, Decision-Making, and Negotiation and Persuasion, and intend to build an interdisciplinary research platform around these areas.

The Project will commence with a combined package of six public lectures, nine workshops and nine tutorials for each of the three areas, delivered over 36 months. The public lectures and workshops will be delivered by leading international scholars and researchers, and the tutorials conducted by Hong Kong-based senior academics.

Five long-term outcomes are anticipated. First, the resources currently available for the individual research centres will be pooled to provide greater opportunities for researchers. Second, the interdisciplinary research platform will increase the potential for research. Third, the intellectual stimulation resulting from the interdisciplinary interaction will enhance both the quality and quantity of research at HKSYU. Fourth, collaboration will create a niche for HKSYU in the three identified areas of academic research. Last, it is certain that such a platform will be of significant benefit in both teaching and learning.

Source: October Issue 2014

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