leftpic_Introduction   About the Institute of Creativity
Management Committee
Panel of Advisors
Fellows
Staff
 
  About the Institute of Creativity
 

Creativity is crucial not only in academic disciplines but in all spheres propelling the development and enhancement of our civilisation. It lies at the heart of the advancement of science, technology, business, humanities, social sciences, and society at large. Outstanding creative people who excel at innovation tend to differ from others in that they have a high level of intellectual power to break through, to cross boundaries, to amalgamate, to be imaginative, to push frontiers and to foster far-reaching vision, and they are capable of diverse ways of thinking. The above highlights the important linkage between creativity and education, because the latter is the cradle of the former while the former is the fruit of the latter.

 

With the vision of becoming the leading higher education institution for creativity, Hong Kong Baptist University established the Institute of Creativity to strengthen the research culture, nurture a critical mass of research talent, sharpen the research performance and further promote the development of interdisciplinary research and theme-based research on campus. Led by renowned scholars in different academic disciplines, outstanding business leaders, successful entrepreneurs and industralists from different sectors, the Institute will be a high-powered think tank where students, researchers and faculty members of the University can interact and exchange ideas with world-class scholars.

 

The Institute of Creativity aims to:

  • provide a home and workplace for eminent scholars to pursue enduring knowledge in diverse academic disciplines
  • promote the necessary link between top-level cutting-edge research and teaching;
  • serve as a regional hub for trans-disciplinary knowledge transfer;
  • spearhead both fundamental and applied research relevant to the region's socio-economic development, and addressing societal concerns; and
  • nurture gifted students and arouse public interest in the latest discoveries.

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  Management Committee
 
Chairman Prof. Van Hove, Michel A SCI/PHYS
Members Prof. Chin, Roland T P/VC & IoC Dir, ex officio
(represented by Prof Wong, Rick W K, VPRD)
  Prof. Ong, Beng S SCI/CHEM, IoC Deputy Dir, ex officio
  Prof. Bian, Zhao Xiang SCM, IoC Asso Dir, ex officio
  Prof. Chen, Zhi ARTS, IoC Asso Dir, ex officio
  Prof. Wong, W Y Raymond SCI/CHEM, IoC Asso Dir, ex officio
  Prof. Aiken, John C AVA
  Prof. Cheah, Kok Wai SCI/PHYS
  Prof. Li, Si Ming SOSC
  Prof. Sparks, Collin S COMM
  Prof. Snape, Ed BUS
Secretary Dr. Yang, Li-wei  

    Panel of Advisors
   
Prof. Chen Ning YANG Nobel Laureate in Physics 1957
Prof. Dudley R. HERSCHBACH Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1986
Prof. Roy J. GLAUBER Nobel Laureate in Physics 2005

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    Fellows
   
Prof. AIKEN John Clifford Chair Professor in Fine Art
Prof. BAILEY Adrian John Chair Professor in Geography
Prof. BARBALET Jack Michael Chair Professor in Sociology
Prof. BIAN Zhaoxiang Chair Professor in Chinese Medicine
Prof. CAI Zongwei Chair Professor in Chemistry
Prof. CHEAH Kok Wai Chair Professor in Physics
Prof. CHEN Zhi Chair Professor in Chinese
Prof. CHIN Roland T. Chair Professor in Computer Science
Prof. ERNI John N. Chair Professor in Humanities
Prof. FU Hoo Kin Frank Chair Professor in Physical Education & Sports Science
Prof. LEE Wai Ming Albert Chair Professor in Chemistry
Prof. LI Si Ming Chair Professor in Geography
Prof. LIU Jiming Chair Professor in Computer Science
Prof. LU Aiping Chair Professor in Chinese Medicine
Prof. LUK Franklin Tai Cheung Chair Professor in Mathematics
Prof. NG Kwok Po Chair Professor in Mathematics
Prof. ONG Beng Chair Professor in Materials Science
Prof. ROBINSON Douglas Jack Chair Professor
Prof. SNAPE Edward John Chair Professor in Management
Prof. SPARKS Colin Stuart Chair Professor in Media Studies
Prof. TANG Tao Chair Professor in Mathematics
Prof. VAN HOVE Michel Andre Chair Professor in Physics
Prof. WONG Ngok Shun Ricky Chair Professor in Biology
Prof. WONG Wai Kwok Chair Professor in Chemistry
Prof. WONG Wai Yeung Chair Professor in Chemistry
Prof. ZHANG Hongsheng Chair Professor in Chinese
Prof. ZHAO Xinshu Chair Professor in Communication
Prof. ZHAO Zhongzhen Chair Professor in Chinese Medicine
Prof. ZHU Lixing Chair Professor in Statistics

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    Staff
   
Prof Beng ONG Deputy Director of Institute of Creativity
Dr. Ken LEUNG Assistant to Director
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