The mission of QICI is to promote the growth of the quantum information area in Hong Kong, and to develop Hong Kong as an international research hub for quantum information and computation.
QICI has been established in November 2018 under the auspices of the HKU Department of Computer Science. Its research platform consists of 3 research teams working on quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum gravity, and quantum foundations.
In collaboration with the Quantum Group at the Computer Science Department of the University of Oxford, QICI hosts the HKU-Oxford Joint Laboratory for Quantum Information and Computation. The activities of the joint lab include joint supervision of PhD students, establishment of joint postdoctoral positions, exchanges of research visits, teaching exchange, and joint organization of conferences and public lectures.