Research Centers and Facilities

Center for Wireless Information Technology (CenWIT)

Wireless information technology is undoubtedly the technology of the future. It is essential for Hong Kong tertiary institutions to play a leadership role in this area of applied research and lay the foundation for future technological advancement. To meet this challenge the Center for Wireless Information Technology (CenWIT) was set up in September 1997 at HKUST. The mission of CenWIT is to establish a centre for wireless information technology which:

1. Performs high caliber research and development;
2. Offers excellent training and education for undergraduate and graduate students;
3. Provides technology transfer and consultant services for industry and government; and
4. Addresses unique issues confronting the Asia Pacific region and China

CenWIT is currently funded by several sources spanning government, industry and also HKUST and relies on facilities in the ECE department such as the wireless Communications, DSP and communications and also the video technology laboratories. One of the short term objectives of CenWIT is to begin an industrial consortium in the Wireless Information Technology area. Matching funds to support industrial projects are also available.