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Statement on the Role of Interdisciplinary Research in Promotion and Tenure at HKU

The University of Hong Kong has long been committed to fostering a culture of interdisciplinary research and recognises its crucial role in advancing knowledge and addressing complex societal challenges. The university firmly believes that interdisciplinary research has the potential to generate innovative solutions and drive transformative change.

HKU has a comprehensive framework for evaluating promotion and tenure applications from various disciplines, including Science, Engineering, Life Sciences, Humanities, etc., which takes into consideration staff performance across different aspects, including interdisciplinary research. The University acknowledges the unique challenges and opportunities presented by interdisciplinary research and ensures that the contributions and achievements of professorial staff in this area are duly recognised and appropriately rewarded.