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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
Mini Mergers with Major Consequences for Star Forming Galaxies
April 16, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS / School of Science Joint Lecture
Understanding the Roles of Transposable Elements in the Human Genome
April 18, 2024
4:00 - 5:30pm
Lam Woo Lecture Theater (LT-B), HKUST
IAS Distinguished Lecture 高等研究院傑出學人講座
我的二十世紀
April 18, 2024
4:30 - 5:30pm
香港科技大學李兆基校園盧家驄薈萃樓佳兆業集團演講廳(高研院演講廳)
IAS Nobel Lecture
Quantum Computing Cosmology Computing the Universe
Prof. George SMOOT
April 22, 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
Gravitational Wave Lensing
April 23, 2024
2:00 - 3:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
HKUST Red Bird Visiting Scholars Lecture Series
From Descriptive to Predictive: Universality and Language Models in Cancer Genomics
April 23, 2024
4:00 - 5:30pm
Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS / School of Science Joint Lecture
Molecular Basis of Wnt Biogenesis, Secretion and Ligand Specific Signaling
April 26, 2024
4:00 - 5:30pm
Padma and Hari Harilela Lecture Theater (LT-C), HKUST
HKUST Red Bird Visiting Scholars Lecture Series
Spatially Guided Multi-omic Analysis of Brain Tumors
May 22, 2024
4:00 - 5:30pm
Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theater (LT-D)
IAS Program on Particle Theory
Magnetic Structure Around the Galactic Center Black Hole Sagittarius A*
May 27, 2024
2:00 - 3:00pm
IAS4042, 4/F, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST
IAS Distinguished Lecture
Adipose Tissue Cellular Heterogeneity and Interorgan Crosstalk: Impact on Diabetes and Cancer
June 14, 2024
3:00 - 4:30pm
Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

Facts & Figures

Creating Innovations and Inspiring the Community
260+
Postdoctoral researchers & Visiting Scholars have joined the IAS community since IAS' inception
1670+
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

“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

“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

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