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To become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society.

Society Hub


To nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world.

While the scope of cross-disciplinary research will serve the national development strategy and respond to market demand, the Society Hub focuses in the near term on the following four thrust areas: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change; Financial Technology; Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship; and Urban Governance and Design, which are inspired by several interesting patterns and trends emerging in the new century. Currently Society Hub offers three programs both in Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. They are MPhil/PhD Programs in Financial Technology; MPhil/PhD Programs in Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship; and MPhil/PhD Programs in Urban Governance and Design.

The Society Hub welcomes students with strong analytical mind from a diverse set of backgrounds such as Economics/Business, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Engineering. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs. We aim to nurture graduates with independent mind, critical thinking skills, research capability, and relevant domain knowledge highly valued by the business community, the think tanks, as well as policy/research institutions.

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