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Motto in English
|To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind|
|Established||1937 (granted full university status in 1994)|
Chief Executive of Hong Kong|
(Current officeholder: Carrie Lam)
|President||Prof. Timothy W. Tong|
|Location||Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong|
|Campus||Urban, Around 9.46 hectares |
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Cantonese Yale||Hēunggóng Léihgūng Daaihhohk|
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a public university located in Hung Hom, Hong Kong. The history of PolyU can be traced back to 1937, and it assumed full university status in 1994. It is one of the funded institutions of the territory's University Grants Committee (UGC).
PolyU has an international faculty and student community and has developed a global network with more than 440 institutions in 47 countries and regions. PolyU offers 220 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes for more than 32,000 students every year. It is the largest UGC-funded tertiary institution in terms of number of students.
The Government Trade School was founded in 1937. Situated at Wood Road, Wan Chai, the school was the first publicly funded, post-secondary technical institution in Hong Kong. After World War II the school became the Hong Kong Technical College, and in 1957 opened new premises in Hung Hom.
In 1972 The Hong Kong Polytechnic was formally established. Its mandate was to provide professionally oriented education to meet the need for qualified staff. It gained approval from the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee for self-accreditation of degree programmes on 25 November 1994, assuming full university status and changing its name to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
World Rankings of PolyU
World Rankings of Faculties, Schools and Disciplines
|Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles||
|Faculty of Business||
|Faculty of Construction and Environment||
|Faculty of Engineering||
|Faculty of Humanities||
|School of Nursing||35th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.|
|School of Design||
|School of Hotel and Tourism Management||
The University's teaching units are grouped under 8 faculties and schools, offering over 220 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes. The service learning subjects are offered by 20 departments from 8 faculties and schools, covering a variety of community service projects.
|Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles||Faculty of Business||Faculty of Construction and Environment|
|Faculty of Engineering||Faculty of Health and Social Sciences||Faculty of Humanities|
|School of Design||School of Hotel and Tourism Management||College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)|
There are more than 2,700 ongoing research projects conducting by PolyU's faculties and schools, with over HK$1,500 million funding from research grants and external funds. PolyU receives international recognition for its inventions. It has won more than 200 awards, including nearly 70 Gold Awards in international invention expos held in Belgium, the Chinese mainland, Germany, Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom since 2001.
In order to promote and encourage specialized research, various research centres have been set up at PolyU. Each faculty or school has its own centres, and institutes for public policy research and sustainable urban development operate under the Areas of Excellence Committee. With Boeing, PolyU established the Aviation Services Research Centre. It also hosts The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel.
Notable PolyU research projects include:
PolyU's main campus has over 20 buildings, many of which are inter-connected. Apart from those named after donors, the buildings are identified in English letters (from blocks A to Z, without blocks K, O and I). In addition to classrooms, laboratories and other academic facilities, the university provides student hostels, a multi-purpose auditorium, sports, recreational and catering facilities, as well as a bookstore and banks.
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is located at the northeastern side of the University campus. This 15-story building provides 15,000 square metres of net floor area. It houses facilities for design education including exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms and lecture theatres, design studios and workshops, as well as a communal lounge. The tower was designed by Zaha Hadid.
The Jockey Club Auditorium began operation in 2000. Its balcony and main floor seating accommodate up to 1,084 persons.
The library was established on 1 August 1972. Two centres operated until 1976 at Hung Hom and Quarry Bay, merging into the present building in 1976. The library was named after shipping entrepreneur and philanthropist Yue-Kong Pao in 1995.
In 2014, there are over 2.77 million of library holdings in total, with nearly 600,000 electronic resources. The six-storey library provides 3,900 study spaces and is equipped with a 24-hour study centre and audio-visual information areas. It opens from 8:30am to 11pm from Mondays to Saturdays and 12:00nn to 10pm on Sundays.
Established in 2001 under the auspices of PolyU, the Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) is a self-financed post-secondary institution which offers associate degree and higher diploma programmes spanning the domains of arts, science, social sciences, business, health care and design for senior secondary school leavers. HKCC classes are conducted on Hung Hom Bay Campus and West Kowloon Campus. With a floor area totalling over 57,000 square metres, the two campuses provide teaching and recreational facilities, including lecture theatres, classrooms, a library, a computer centre, multi-purpose rooms and halls, sky gardens, a cafeteria and communal areas. Since its establishment, HKCC has helped over 13,700 graduates matriculate into bachelor’s degree programmes.
Within the campus, there are a total of 12 catering outlets comprising Student Canteens, Staff Canteen, Student/Staff Restaurants, Theatre Lounge and cafés, providing about 3,000 seats.
The canteens and cafés cater for the basic needs of students and staff for meals.
The restaurants and Theatre Lounge provide higher grade services.
Located at 1 Hung Lai Road in Hung Hom, Student Halls of Residence (Hung Hom Bay) has 9 Halls altogether in a 22-storey building. Boyan Hall (19,20/F) is for Research Postgraduate students only. The other halls are Kaiyuan Hall (17,18/F), Wuhua Hall (15,16/F), Chengde Hall (13,14/F), Wuxian Hall (11,12/F), Lizhi Hall (9,10/F), Lisheng Hall (5,6/F), Minyin Hall (3,4/F)and Xuemin Hall (7,8/F)are for undergraduates, with Xuemin Hall designated for female residents only.
Located at 15 Fat Kwong Street in Homantin, Student Hall of Residence (Homantin) has 6 Halls altogether in a 26-storey building. Named in colours, all Halls are co-ed halls for both research postgraduate and undergraduate students.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union (HKPUSU) is a student-run organization that is autonomous from the University administration for promoting the interests and welfare of full-time undergraduates (excluding postgraduate and College of Professional and Continuing Education students).
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