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Hong Kong to Hughes Hall: fostering academic and cultural collaboration

We are delighted to welcome four Visiting Fellows to College through the generosity of the Doris Zimmern Hong Kong University Visiting Fellows Programme.

Since 2009, Hughes Hall has been welcoming visiting academics from Hong Kong University (HKU) through the Doris Zimmern HKU scheme which runs in tandem with the Doris Zimmern Hughes Hall Scholarships programme.

The HKU Visiting Fellows scheme was set up to forge closer ties between Hughes Hall and HKU as well as to foster cultural exchange and contribute to academic excellence. The scheme is open to teaching and research staff at HKU who seek research and academic collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Hughes Hall. Visits tend to be for approximately three months and each academic year up to five visiting academics spend time at Hughes.

During 2023 we are delighted to welcome HKU academics to College: (clockwise, from top left: Dr Michael Boyle; Professor Fabrice Lumineau; Dr Chen Chen; and Professor Timothy Bonebrake.


During 2023, Hughes Hall together with departments across the University of Cambridge is welcoming the following four academics:

  • Dr Boyle from the School of Biological Sciences, and based at the Museum of Zoology, has carried out research on the effects of land-use and climate change on insect communities.
  • Prof Bonebrake, also from the School of Biological Sciences, is being hosted by the Pro-Vice Chancellor’s Office and the Department of Zoology, and has extensive experience in teaching Innovation and curriculum development.
  • Prof Lumineau, based at the Faculty of Business and Economics with research interests in inter-organisational partnerships, will be based at Judge Business School.
  • Dr Chen from the Faculty of Architecture conducts research in urban scaling, urban systems and urban performance analytics, and will be hosted by the Department of Engineering.

Please contact the Fellowships Office if you would like to learn more about our HKU Visiting Fellows or the HKU Visiting Fellows scheme.