Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a public research university located in Hong Kong. It was founded in 1937 as the government trade school, and it was renamed as Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972, and it was granted university status in 1994. The university is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The history of PolyU began in 1937 as the Government Trade School, which offered courses in construction, aircraft engineering, and textiles. The school was reconstituted as the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972 to offer a wider range of tertiary education courses. The PolyU gained university status in 1994 and has since expanded its research and academic programs. In recent years, PolyU has been ranked highly among universities in Asia and globally.
PolyU has six faculties, including the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Construction and Environment, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, and the School of Design. Each faculty oversees various academic departments and research centers.
The main campus of PolyU is located in the heart of Kowloon, near Hung Hom Bay, and covers an area of approximately 9.6 hectares. The campus features a mix of modern and traditional buildings, including state-of-the-art classrooms, research facilities, libraries, and sports facilities. PolyU also has a campus in West Kowloon dedicated to its School of Hotel and Tourism Management.
PolyU offers over 220 undergraduate and postgraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines, including applied science, business, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and design. The university has a strong emphasis on problem-based learning and offers opportunities for international learning and research collaboration.
Colleges and Schools
PolyU has six faculties, including:
- Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Construction and Environment
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
- School of Design
PolyU has a vibrant campus life with a variety of student societies, clubs, and organizations catering to different interests and backgrounds. The university organizes various cultural events, sports competitions, and leadership programs to promote student engagement and personal development. Students can also enjoy the extensive shopping, dining, and entertainment options in the vicinity of the campus.
PolyU has a strong tradition of sports and athletics, with a wide range of sporting teams and facilities catering to different interests and skill levels. The university competes in various intercollegiate and community sports leagues, and its athletes have represented Hong Kong in international competitions such as the Olympic Games and the Asian Games.
PolyU has a vast network of alumni working across different industries and sectors in Hong Kong and around the world. Some of the notable alumni include:
- Leung Chun-ying, former Chief Executive of Hong Kong
- Wu Lan-ching, former Secretary for Education and Manpower of Hong Kong
- Alfred Sit, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of Hong Kong
- Eric Ma Siu-cheung, Hong Kong mathematician and educator
- Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority
|Name||Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|Location||Kowloon, Hong Kong|
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