The HKPORI Research Team has accumulated more than 30 years of experience since it was established in 1991 at The University of Hong Kong. When it spun off from the University in 2019, it had practically retained the entire staff and undergone a seamless transition in terms of leadership, staffing, expertise, service quality and development philosophy. HKPORI now has different arms of operation handling public opinion research, market research, policy research, electronic voting, civil engagement, panel study, election study, deliberation study, consultancy study, data archiving, big data mining, regional networking, international cooperation, and many others. Integrity and Quality (IQ) continue to be the motto of the Research Team.
Since its establishment, the Research Team has been providing quality services to a wide range of public and private organizations. Up to this day, the team has conducted more than 2,000 independent surveys and other kinds of research, working with academics in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas, government departments, public organizations, non-government organizations, professional bodies, political groups, leading commercial firms, small-medium enterprises as well as local and overseas media organizations.
In terms of leadership, HKPORI is led by its President and Chief Executive Officer Dr Robert CHUNG, assisted by Director Ms Karie PANG and Senior Manager Ms Winnie LEE. As of this date, it has 12 members taking up various functions plus a frontline research team of about 100 part-time interviewers. HKPORI is in control of about 40 interviewer workstations at any single fieldwork date in its headquarters, plus about 20 more temporary workstations if needed. About 60% of its interviewers are tertiary-educated, including one-tenth of whom having higher degrees. Besides, there is a small number of disabled persons referred to HKPORI by some local non-government organizations under some collaborative schemes. They are well-tained and very experienced, but their education attainment is generally lower. The average working experience of our interviewers is around 5 years.