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AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business

With the support of AMTD Group Company Limited and AMTD Foundation Limited (AMTD), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) establishes the AMTD FinTech Centre of PolyU Faculty of Business (FTC). The purposes of the establishment of FTC are to enhance Hong Kong’s leading position in financial technology, provide consultancy services to the financial industry, steer and conduct activities on FinTech education and professional training for students and the public, and demonstrate to the community our commitment for excellence in education, research and fulfilment of social responsibility.

Asian Centre for Branding and Marketing (ACBM)

The ACBM conducts research on branding and marketing related issues to promote an enhanced understanding of the value creation process and business performance. It adopts interdisciplinary and cross-functional approaches to produce cutting-edge branding and marketing research with both academic and practitioner relevance. The Centre is a knowledge sharing platform facilitating the transfer of ideas and practices among design professionals, consultants, business leaders and academics, leading to innovative branding and marketing strategies and programmes for Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta and the Asia Pacific region.

Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF)

The CESEF is committed to creating a network of scholars, corporate partners, and professional bodies for resolving economic sustainability and entrepreneurial finance problems and improving the market and regulatory framework. In addition to developing innovative teaching materials at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels, it also aspires to be an independent think tank offering expert opinions to the government, regulators, businesses and courts. The three main themes of the Centre's research are (1) Economic Sustainability; (2) Entrepreneurial Finance; and (3) Internet-based Finance.

Centre for Leadership & Innovation (CLI)

The CLI draws on the diverse expertise of the Faculty as well as the knowledge and experience of the local and international academic and business communities. It adopts an integrated approach to the advancement of research, teaching and consultancy in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership and strategic management. The Centre organizes research activities and provides service to industry. Such activities include seminars, workshops, and collaborative projects within and outside the university. Its services include consultancy, management training and executive coaching.

CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies (ICMS)

The ICMS advances research and education activities in different fields of shipping and logistics operations at national and international levels. It conducts pioneering research on container port productivity, port policy, shipping operations and management, and low carbon logistics, in addition to promoting collaboration between industries, government agencies, and academic organizations. It provides comprehensive maritime education and training that offer employees and organizations insights into different professional settings.

Faculty of Business – Belt and Road Centre (FB-BARC)

The FB-BARC pools the Faculty's research strengths in such areas as logistics and maritime studies, finance, economics, marketing, management and international business to conduct interdisciplinary research, consultancy and curriculum development activities relevant to Belt and Road. It engages in research and consultancy on the Belt and Road economies, disseminate research findings and knowledge to the general public, and build collaborative relationships with industry, government organizations, professional bodies, and universities along the Belt and Road.

LRC

Logistics Research Centre (LRC)

The LRC promotes and facilitates applied research in logistics. It also provides research, consultancy and training to the logistics and related industries as well as organizes seminars and conferences with an emphasis on collaboration. Members of the research team come from various PolyU departments with a wide range of expertise.

PolyU Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre (PMLC)

The PMLC supports maritime education and research with an aim of enhancing Hong Kong’s standing in the international maritime arena. It also serves PolyU faculties and students, the maritime industry and governments with updated information and intelligence as well as training. It organizes seminars and conferences for exchange of news and views among academics, practitioners and other participants and for building up a network to facilitate future cooperation.

Shipping Research Centre (SRC)

The SRC is a multidisciplinary unit comprising researchers with extensive expertise in shipping and logistics management. It facilitates collaboration between academic researchers and industry practitioners to generate and disseminate information on solutions to industry’s problems, develop new business models, and promote innovative management in the shipping and related industries. The Centre hosts and manages an SSCI scholarly journal, publishes several book series, carries out research in the shipping and logistics areas, conducts consultancy and funded research projects, and organizes international conferences and academic and professional seminars.