The Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) is an organization of Hong Kong’s most eminent engineers of various disciplines who are recognized leaders of the profession with distinguished achievements in engineering sciences or applications.
The Academy aims to promote the advancement of the science, art and practice of engineering for the benefit of the public in Hong Kong, in Mainland China and the region. The objectives are to pursue, encourage and maintain excellence in the entire field of engineering with the wealth of knowledge and experience of our Fellows.
The Academy is empowered by its Memorandum and Articles of Association to undertake different kinds of activities, which include supporting education, training and research programmes, organizing conferences and seminars for international exchanges, and providing expert advice on engineering matters to governments and other bodies. We consider it of paramount importance to build up new capacity and to enhance Hong Kong’s existing strength in the engineering arena in order to help Hong Kong rise to the new challenges and opportunities in strategic areas and development projects identified by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The Academy was founded in 1994 by eight distinguished engineers in Hong Kong under the leadership of the late Hon. Sir S.Y. Chung, GBM, FREng, JP. The need for an independent apolitical body of eminent engineers to promote the applications of engineering knowledge to practical purposes was becoming evident in the transition period as Hong Kong was approaching the return of sovereignty to China in 1997. Long-term development issues such as new airport, sewage disposal and harbour treatment were entangled with political disputes. Devotion of the necessary resources requires a broadly shared understanding of a wide range of technical issues and opportunities by the society. The Academy has had a unique role to contribute leadership to the process of public policy formulation through the expertise and experience of our Fellows.
Two International Finance Centre is one of the tallest building in Hong Kong and workplace for thousands of finance-related staff. A wide range of engineering services supports the operations of the financial sector. Source: Photo Library, HKSAR Government