Research in the Department covers a broad range of topics in human geography, physical geography, and environmental science. Our faculty members have a good track record in securing research grants from diverse sources, including the General Research Fund (GRF) administered by the Research Grant Council, the Public Policy Research (PPR) fund administrated by the Central Policy Unit, and research grants from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The Department has the most four star (world-leading) research output according to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 as announced by the University Grants Committee (UGC) in January 2015. Out of all the research projects submitted by academic staff, 12% reached four stars or world-leading standards, the most among Geography departments at sister institutions in Hong Kong.
Our research activities are structured through four research clusters: