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Research Strategy
Achieving research excellence in the Faculty
Excellence in Research of the Faculty
The Faculty of Dentistry, in support of the mission of The University of Hong Kong to be a research-led university, strives to achieve excellence in research and, ultimately, the discovery of new knowledge. With the support of our University, our Faculty has invested a lot of resources in recent years into nurturing research excellence among its staff and students.
The research culture in the Faculty is very strong. According to the results of the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), conducted in 2006 among all the tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, the Research Index for the Faculty was 87.7%. In other words, 87.7% of full-time equivalents (FTE) of academic staff have reached or surpassed a “level of research excellence appropriate to the discipline in Hong Kong and showing evidence of international excellence”, as quoted in the report from the University Grants Council. In contrast, the Hong Kong–wide research index was 76.3%, and the HKU average was 85.5%. Our 2006 RAE score represents a dramatic increase of 53% when compared with our score in the previous RAE (57.2%), conducted in 1999, and the Faculty now occupies one of the top three places in the HKU Faculty Research League Table, out of 10 faculties.
Our research productivity is also high: since 2006, our annual refereed research output per FTE has been consistently higher than HKU’s average, both for professoriate staff and for professoriate and research staff combined. The Faculty came top in the University league table for the latter score in 2009. Our staff and students continue to win international research awards and prizes. These achievements would not be possible without our Faculty staff’s commitment to strive for research excellence, and we would like to acknowledge the hard work of our staff in contributing to these successes.We encourage interdiscliplinary, interfaculty, and inter-institutional research collaboration and knowledge exchange, and welcome you to explore our Discovery webpages, and to contact any of our researchers or themed research theme leaders about collaborative opportunities. Please e-mail us if you require any more information.
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The Faculty's Functional Research Themes
The Faculty of Dentistry reorganised its research themes in 2019 to align them with the newly established Strategic Research Themes.
The resulting four functional research themes are cross-disciplinary and performance-driven. Most of the Faculty’s members have joined one or more themes, either as primary or affiliated members. Potential PhD and MPhil candidates may contact any of the research theme leaders to formulate a research project and discuss their application for admission to these programmes. The four functional research themes and their principal research focuses are as follows:
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