• To advance scientific knowledge and provide a sound foundation for technology transfer from university to the industry

  • To stimulate and establish local and international collaborations among universities, various industrial sectors and pertinent government departments in geotechnical engineering

  • To aid in mitigating natural and man-made hazards

  • To minimize time and costs of research and industrial projects, without sacrificing quality and safety

  • To train and provide high quality graduate students for the industry and the government

  • To enhance the competitiveness of various industries in Hong Kong