As part of City University of Hong Kong's (CityU's) vision for the future, CityU Outreach is an innovative institution-level initiative designed to bring more CityU scholars and their expertise in contact with partners in industry, government, NGOs and the local community to benefit society. This knowledge transfer (KT) is an integral component of CityU's mission to serve the society that supports it.
The Council of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) recently approved the Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (SP), 'Making a Difference through Excellence in Research and Professional Education', for the development of the University. The University Grants Committee (UGC) also endorsed our Academic Development Proposal 2016-19 (ADP).
A university is a place for knowledge generation, sharing and application. Through knowledge transfer (KT), CityU ensures that knowledge generated in campus, including technological and non-technological knowledge, is transmitted to society to enhance the community's social and economic wellbeing. At CityU, KT covers a wide range of activities including those that may not carry an explicit monetary value.
CUO provides a platform to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and KT. The resulting KT activities will be supported by the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) where appropriate.
The objective of CUO is to bring more CityU researchers closer to individuals and organisations in our region so as to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations in research and KT, thereby amplifying the University's contributions to society.
As an institutional initiative, CUO is coordinated by the Office of the Provost (PRVT) in conjunction with academic units, KTO, the Human Resources Office (HRO), and the Communications and Public Relations Office (CPRO) to facilitate meetings between Hong Kong government officials, business and NGO leaders with staff and students of CityU.
To achieve multiple wins for diverse stakeholders, faculty members with mature projects/existing collaborations with external partners will be the ‘springboard' faculty to