The aims of the program are to conduct top quality academic research on policy issues related to the economic and business development in the Asia-Pacific region, and to have impact on the formation of policies by the dissemination of research results to relevant bodies.

The APEC Study Program, under Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, builds on the existing strengths of the University in the development of policy oriented research projects in Hong Kong, China and the Asia-Pacific region.

This program provides linkages between academic researchers within the University, the government, the business community, and APEC Study Centers in other countries. The program also seeks to establish institutional links and exchange programs with major policy research institutions in the region. The connections provide information on pressing policy concerns so that we can focus our research activities accordingly. Networking with overseas centers contributes to the promoting of Hong Kong as a higher education centre in the region.