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The Centre for Applied Ethics was formally inaugurated on 13 May 1992. It is the first of its kind to be established in China and one of the first in Asia. The Centre commits to developing world-leading research on practical ethical concerns. With an established legacy of pioneering world-leading bioethics and just war theory research in China and broader Asia, our present transformation addresses emerging issues facing global society including: the rise of artificial intelligence and new digital technologies, sustainable development, global peace, environmental and animal ethics, and other emerging issues for which our foundational bases of expertise in the Centre are uniquely suited. Recent changes in the University-wide research strategy, the advent of transdisciplinary subjects, and the restructuring of the Faculty and the Department of Religion and Philosophy all continue to offer the Centre the opportunity to reflect upon how our Centre can reinforce existing institutional goals and new directions for the future.



  1. To foster collaborative research and action on applied ethical concerns related to Hong Kong, Chinese and global problems as outlined in the University’s commitment to whole person education and sustainable development goals.
  2. To promote, produce and direct high-level collaborative research on applied ethical issues supporting the University’s strategy for research, including clusters in the Institutional Strategic Plan and Faculty Niche Research Area.



  1. Development of high-impact research in applied ethics
  2. Research collaborations with leading scholars/research teams within and beyond Hong Kong


Contact Us

Centre for Applied Ethics

Room 109E, 1/F, Tsuen Wan Campus,

Hong Kong Baptist University,

Riviera Gardens, 2-12 Yi Lok Street,

Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong


Tel: (852) 3411 7274

Fax: (852) 3411 5151