The US based T.T. & W.F. Chao Foundation has made a donation of US$ 2.6 million to HKUST for setting up an Endowed Chair Professorship for IAS at HKUST. This is the first major donation for IAS from overseas
In-depth and friendly discussions took place during Prof Paul Chu's visits to the Ministry of Science and Technology on further collaboration and exchanges in science and technology between the Mainland and Hong Kong, and on the establishment of the Institute for Advanced Study?at HKUST.
What is the planned establishment for IAS? How do our distinguished lectures excite public interests in the latest discoveries? IAS Executive Director Prof Angelina Yee answers 10 questions on its developments and future directions.
HKUST and Commercial Press publish a pop science book in Chinese "Why Are We Here?" which comprises of Prof Stephen Hawking's IAS inaugural lecture and the "Perspectives of the Origin of the Universe" lecture series amongst other contents about the exploration of the universe.