Driving a Commitment to Excellence

The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is committed to providing a platform for catalytic interaction among the world's foremost scientists and scholars to pursue enduring knowledge. It spearheads both fundamental and applied research relevant to the region's socio-economic development.

Latest Events

Programs & Conferences
Lectures and Other Activities
IAS Program on Particle Theory
Testing Gravity Theories Using Higher Overtones in Black Hole Quasinormal Modes
June 26, 2024
2:00 - 3:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Distinguished Lecture
Five Secrets of Creativity and Innovation: Perspectives from a Global Designer
June 28, 2024
3:00 - 4:30pm
Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Program on Particle Theory
A Cosmological Tachyon Collider: Enhancing the Long-short Scale Coupling
July 08, 2024
2:00 - 3:00pm
IAS2042, 2/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Distinguished Lecture
The Promise and Perils of AI
July 08, 2024
3:00 - 4:30pm
Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Program on Particle Theory
Quantum Information Science – Topics about Quantum Computing
July 23, 2024
2:00 - 4:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Program on Particle Theory
Quantum Information Science – Topics about Quantum Communication
July 25, 2024
2:00 - 4:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Program on Particle Theory
Quantum Information Science – Topics about Post-quantum Cryptography
August 13, 2024
2:00 - 4:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

Facts & Figures

Creating Innovations and Inspiring the Community
270+
Postdoctoral researchers & Visiting Scholars have joined the IAS community since IAS' inception
1700+
International events conducted since the IAS Inaugural Lecture in 2006
40+
Projects received support by General Research Fund (GRF) over the past 5 years

Latest News & Media

May 02, 2023
IAS Members Elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences
September 29, 2022
IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture YAN Lianke Has Been Awarded the 6th Lee Hochul Literary Prize for Peace for His Great Contribution and Significance in Literature
September 15, 2022
Prof. Tom DANIEL Appointed CEO of the Washington Research Foundation
March 15, 2022
IAS Members to Receive Honorary Doctorates from the University of Helsinki
May 10, 2021
Prof. Evelyn HU Receives the 2021 IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal

“The IAS offers me much more support than I could ask for and has a diverse student body. The Institute values the importance of literature and creative arts.”

Prof. YAN Lianke
IAS Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture

“The programs and workshops organized by the IAS provide a good platform for bringing theorists, experimentalists and accelebrator physicists together to interact.”

Prof. LUK Kam-Biu
Interim Director of IAS; IAS Paul C W Chu Professor

“Our goal is to offer students hands-on experience in music and the arts, to help them understand what it means to be a creative artist.”

Prof. Bright SHENG
IAS Helmut & Anna Pao Sohmen Professor-at-Large

“This is my third time coming to the Gordon Research Conferences held at the IAS. Collaborations often happen after people return to their home institutions and continue the discussion and exchange of ideas.”

Prof. Patrick Lee
William & Emma Rogers Professor of Physics; IAS Senior Visiting Fellow

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