Dean's Message
Summer 2014 No.25
Industry Partnership Spearheads Research
HKUST has entered into a partnership with a leading global telecommunications giant that will create extraordinary innovation with true market impact.
The University has signed a research cooperation agreement with Deutsche Telekom (DT), with a grant of €500,000 (approximately HK$5 million), to set up the HKUST-DT System and Media Lab (SyMLab) for cutting-edge research on mobile systems and media. The lab aims to bring pioneering system and media research to Asia. It provides an excellent academic research environment with strong ties to industry and has the capabilities to address real problems. Through this strategic partnership, DT is able to access the research and innovation environment in Greater China while the researchers are able to connect with the rest of the world. 
DT operates in around 50 countries, especially in Europe and North America. The arm involved in the HKUST venture is T-Labs, a world leader in telecommunication and networking research. The Director of the HKUST-DT SyMLab is Prof Pan Hui, Computer Science and Engineering, who has a wealth of industry experience, including with T-Labs.