The Launch of the New Department of Biomedical Engineering


The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is officially launched on 1 July 2017 and becomes the first biomedical engineering department in Hong Kong.  The aim of establishing a BME Department is to steer a coherent development of its core BME programmes at all levels from BEng, MSc to PhD; and to coordinate the major BME research initiatives with the identified foci across the Faculties. The department also aims to enhance local and international visibility with its aspiration to become a world-class BME department.

The BEng, MSc, and MPhil/PhD programmes in BME were first established in 2010, 2007, and 2012 respectively in deep collaboration with Faculty of Medicine, CUHK.  Building upon a rich foundation in biomedical engineering research, today the department has a passionate team of professoriate staff and experts.  The department will continue to expand itself with international strategic hires and advance biomedical engineering research and education.

Prof. Raymond Tong, the Chairman Designate of Department of Biomedical Engineering said, ‘We will continue to build on our strengths in Engineering and Medicine, and driven by the clinical aspiration to innovate better medicine for the future.  CUHK has recently launched two major research initiatives related to BME, which are CUHK’s Institute of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) and Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine, would be our key partners in the future development of BME.  Our colleagues are all eager to further expand our collaboration with our partners and friends around the world.’

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(From left) Prof. Aaron Ho, Prof. Jonathan Choi, Prof. Arthur Mak, Prof. C. P. Wong, Prof. Raymond Tong, Prof. Bian Liming and Prof. Megan Ho