Advisers of CIB-HKU
Dr K. W. Chau is currently Chair Professor of Real Estate and Construction and Director of the Ronald Coase Centre for Property Rights Research at The University of Hong Kong. His main areas of research include real estate finance and economics, real estate price index and urban analysis. Most of his works are empirical studies with implications for policy makers and practitioners. He has published over 100 journal papers including the Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Urban Studies, Energy Policy, Building and Environment, Environment and Planning B and Habitat International. He received the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award in 1999. In 1996, Dr Chau became the founding president of the Asian Real Estate Society. He was elected president of the International Real Estate Society in 2000. He is now serving on the editorial boards of more than 10 peer-reviewed journals.
- 2000- Associate Professor
- 1996-1999 Assistant Professor
- 1993-1996 Academic fellow and science assistant in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
- 1990-1993 Architect and tutor in Southeast University, Nanjing, China
- 1987-1990 Ph.D. (Architectural History and Theory), Southeast University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, dissertation “Housing in long term effectiveness”,(1990)
- 1980-1985 Bachelor of Engineering (in Architecture), Nanjing Institute of Technology, China
Message from President
Hello! Everyone, those in or not in the Faculty of Architecture. It is my great honor to be the president of CIB Student Chapter in the Faculty of Architecture in HKU. I and my team member in the organizing committee are going to serve all of you, the members of CIB Student Chapter, with passion and enthusiasm. We sincerely hope, with our efforts, we could expand the influence of our platform to facilitate interaction and communication within the faculty, with the RPGs in our faculty and other department, as well as other top Universities in Hong Kong and all over the world. In the next year, we are planning to hold a series of workshops and academic seminars which could help RPGs with their PhD process, a few social events such as welcome party and hiking events to promote the interdisciplinary interaction among RPGs, as well as external activities such as Joint University Conference and study trips to other countries. Hopefully, such purposeful and dynamic platform is going to provide members with fresh and innovative ideas for your research.
Meanwhile, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Professor Chau and Dr. Jia as the advisors, as well as the faculty of Architecture for their continuous understanding and support to our Student Chapter. Great thanks to all the committee members in our group. With cooperation and collaboration, I am confident that our CIB Student Chapter is going to have a promising future. Thank you all for believing in us. See you in our CIB-HKU Student Chapter activities. Welcome!
Department of Real Estate and Construction
Welcome to the CIB Student Chapter at the University of Hong Kong. We are glad to have you with us, and we hope to have an exciting future with you, developing novel ideas for construction and the built environment in the 21st century. Based on this aspiration, the academic year is brimming with some very exciting activities aimed at stimulating three key things: research skills development, inter-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration. Expect seminars, talks and workshops that will unleash, and help harness the innovative ideas you have conceived into actionable research agenda. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb. The Working Committee of the Student Chapter invites you all aboard to make this year a success. Together, we can synergise our knowledge and effort to reach unimaginable heights.
Department of Real Estate and Construction
The CIB-HKU student chapter is one of the most important student academic groups in the faculty of architecture of HKU. I am very proud that our students and members are always sufficient passion on promoting the development of our chapter and helping to improving students’ academic abilities. In the passed years, a lot of our members were paying very much effort on housting research seminars of Phd students, organizing academic exchange trips with other CIB chapters，including The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Shenzheng Univerity. And in this year, our chapter is successfully work as the co-organizer to host an international conference about architecture design. In this progress, the members of our chapter learned how to deal with a conference. And our students have a great change to learn the design ideas from all around the world. In the further years, I hope our chapter can host more academic activities, which can work as the most important platform of academic communication and practice court of new research students. In the welcome part of this year, I saw so many passion and vitality new-faces. It is so happy to know you all. Looking at your faces, which are full of hopes and brightness, I have a lot confidence that our CIB-HKU chapter will have a new leap of progress in the further two years with the efforts from all of you. At the least, welcome all research students from our faculty to join us! It will be absolutely one of the most important chances and changes for improving your academic abilities!
Department of Architecture