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https://www.ke.hku.hk/support-for-researchers-and-students/contract-research-and-consultancy#2
The University values working in partnership with external organizations to reinforce the research and knowledge exchange (KE) pillars. Academic staff members may, as part of their work portfolio at the University, undertake research and KE projects funded by outside organizations through contract research and consultancy, respectively, to meet the specific needs of businesses, industries, social enterprises, and the public sector. (Contact point: KE Manager at ivylolaicc@hku.hk)

Our law academics not only demonstrate research excellence, but also apply their research to conducting consultancies to achieve KE.  Consultancies they made are based on research.

Research Consultancies in rewarding funding over the years
Over the past 5 years, esteemed legal scholars including Professor Fu Hualing, Professor Simon Young, Professor Zhao Yun, Ms Puja Kapai and Ms Kelley Loper engaged in research consultancies equaling to over hundred thousand dollars each.  External bodies or organizations they collaborated with are: U.S. government funding, U.S. Department of State, the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong, French embassy in China, the Zubin Mahtani Gidumal Foundation Limited, Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, the Asia Foundation, PLAN International Hong Kong, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Open Society Institute, Foundation Open Institute, Privacy International and others.  The highest research consultancies fundings go to: Professor Simon Young's 'Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age Conference' in collaboration with Open Society Institute in the amount of HK$1, 469, 617.15 in 2013-2014; and the second highest goes to: Professor Zhao Yun's 'Woo Po Sing Hong Kong Basic Law Fund' in collaboration with the Tsinghua University Education Foundation (HKSAR) Limited in the amount of HK$1, 434, 234 in 2017-2018.  Congratulations to our law faculty members who are deeply committed to conducting research consultancies with external bodies or organizations local or worldwide over the years!