Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam used her first official visit to the UK to see Imperial's technological lead in medical robotics.

Original Article by Andrew Scheuber 

The head of Hong Kong’s government toured Imperial’s Hamlyn Centre, seeing how the College’s researchers are collaborating worldwide, including with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, to pioneer new robotic surgery technologies. 

Hong Kong Visit

She met with Imperial’s President Alice Gast, Provost James Stirling and Chair of Council Sir Philip Dilley, and the visit was led by Hamlyn Centre Director Professor Guang-Zhong Yang. 

Professor Yang, Professor Gast and colleagues showed Mrs Lam how Imperial is at the leading edge of engineering, design and medical technology innovation. 

The right place for collaboration

The chief executive spoke about Hong Kong’s “big push on science and technology” and its commitment to “international collaboration” with colleagues “in universities all over the world,” including Imperial. 

Mrs Lam was “pleased to see Hong Kong technology being used in such advanced equipment” at the Hamlyn Centre. 


Andrew Scheuber

Communications and Public Affairs