News  | 22 Nov 2018

HKUST School of Science received $1,000,000 donation from Space Tactics Commercial Holdings (Group) Co., Limited for research endeavor related to data science

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) School of Science signed a donation agreement with Space Tactics Commercial Holdings (Group) Co., Limited (Space Tactics). Space Tactics pledged to donate HK$1,000,000 to HKUST in support of research related to data science.

Space Tactics is a multifaceted commercial property corporation based in the mainland China, offering through-chain service including planning, operation and investment. It also keeps up with trends and incorporate elements of culture, art and technology into its commercial property projects.

By exploring the synergy between data science and medical science, Space Tactics anticipates that the research can help improve the population health. With the donation from Space Tactics, HKUST is planning to set up a new laboratory on health data analytics supported by a robust team of research faculty. The new laboratory would also provide a platform for nurturing young researchers.

The donation agreement was signed by Prof. Wang Yang, HKUST Dean of Science, and Mr. Alex Wong, Chairman of Space Tactics, at a ceremony held on November 19, 2018, witnessed by representatives from Space Tactics and HKUST.

 

Prof. Wang Yang (Left) and Mr. Alex Wong (Right) at the Donation Agreement Signing Ceremony.
Prof. Wang Yang (Left) and Mr. Alex Wong (Right) at the Donation Agreement Signing Ceremony.