HONG KONG, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University inaugurated here Wednesday the Faculty of Business - Belt and Road Center, which serves as a leading think tank on issues related to the Belt and Road Initiative.
The center is a platform that pools the research strengths of the university's business faculty in logistics and maritime studies, accounting, finance, economics, law, marketing, management and international business.
It will conduct inter-disciplinary research, consultancy for local community and Belt and Road economies, intellectual exchanges for the region, as well as integrating Belt and Road components into university curriculum.
Officiating at the inaugural ceremony, Alex Wai, vice president of the university, said the center will be their new initiative focusing on intellectual exchange and consultancy relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative.
Edwin Cheng, dean of the university's Faculty of Business, said that besides conducting inter-disciplinary research and exchanges related to Belt and Road Initiative, the center also endeavors to serve local community and beyond by undertaking related consultancy projects.
"We will also work together with the public and private sectors, professional bodies and other universities," Cheng added.