History

In 1995, International Strategic Technology Alliance (ISTA) was founded with the support of the Ministry of Education to leverage the collective technology capabilities of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and 14 renowned Chinese tertiary education institutions for applied technology development and commercialization. Through continuous collaboration and networking development, ISTA has extended its membership to 28 institutions and 5 individuals across Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, the UK and the USA.

1995
2005
2015
  • Institutional Members
    Institution
    Year Joined
    Fudan University
    1995
    Harbin Institute of Technology
    1995
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    1995
    Nanjing University
    1995
    Peking University
    1995
    Renmin University of China
    1995
    Shanghai Jiaotong University
    1995
    Sichuan University
    1995
    South China University of Technology
    1995
    Southeast University
    1995
    Tongji University
    1995
    Tsinghua University
    1995
    University of Science and Technology of China
    1995
    Xian Jiaotong University
    1995
    Zhejiang University
    1995
    Purdue University
    1998
    University of Warwick
    1998
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    1999
    Sun Yat-sen University
    2001
    Wuhan University of Technology
    2001
    Northwestern Polytechnical University
    2002
    Cardiff University
    2003
    University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
    2005
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    2008
    Beijing Normal University
    2013
    Northeastern University
    2013
    Dalian University of Technology
    2015
    University of Cambridge
    2018
  • Individual Members
    Professor
    Year Joined

    Prof. Lie-yun DING

    President, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    Former President of Northeastern University and
    Former Party Secretary of Huazhong Normal University and
    Former Vice President of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

    2007

    Prof. Cai-rong ZOU

    President, Guangzhou Maritime University
    Former President of Guangzhou University
    Former President of Foshan University and
    Former Vice President of Southeast University

    2007

    Prof. Ke-jun KANG

    Professor, Department of Engineering Physics of Tsinghua University
    Former Vice President of Tsinghua University

    2014

    Prof. Guangxian LI

    Director, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering of Sichuan University
    Former Executive Vice President of Sichuan University

    2017

    Prof. Yi PAN

    Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Nanjing University
    Former Vice President of Nanjing University

    2018