The IAS Center for Quantum Technologies was inaugurated in August. Together with the Center for Fundamental Physics, two research centers are under the auspice of IAS.
The IAS Lecture Theater was named Kaisa Group Lecture Theater in recognition of the generous donation received from the community in supporting HKUST’s research and education.
The IAS expanded support for music and Chinese literary activities alongside its frontier work in science and technology.
Three more IAS faculty were honored as named professors on Oct 27, making a league of six in the IAS community.
On Nov 27, IAS was officially named as HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study. The inauguration of three IAS named professorships took place on the same day.
IAS moved to the Lo Ka Chung Building atop the Lee Shau Kee Campus on Jun 17.
HKUST celebrated the commencement of construction for the Lee Shau Kee Campus, which comprises the Business Building and the Institute for Advanced Study.
HKUST became one of three universities in China that had entered into partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. IAS International Advisory Board members held the first meeting at HKUST in January.
HKUST launched IAS HKUST-Scripps R&D Laboratory in November to strengthen the collaborative advantage in cutting edge research projects between HK and US research institutions.
HKUST received the first oversea donation from the US based T. T. & W. F. Chao Foundation (US$ 2.6 million; approximately HK$ 20 million) for setting up an Endowed Chair Professorship for IAS.
Prof. Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned scientist and cosmologist, delivered an inaugural lecture for the IAS on Jun 15.
IAS was established, with former HKUST President Prof. Paul Chu as the Founding Director.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) was set as a key initiative in the HKUST Strategic Plan 2005-2020.