The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Opening Minds • Shaping the Future
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has pioneered an innovative education model combining professional knowledge with Service-Learning and real-world experience. Our global connections open the minds and broaden the perspectives of our future generations. We have about 30,000 students, and have nurtured more than 365,000 graduates over the past 80 years.
We conduct thousands of research and uncover knowledge that benefits mankind. Many of our ground-breaking inventions have been put into practice, contributing to the advancement of business and industry while bringing positive changes to society.
The University has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. PolyU was ranked 29th in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2016, and 6th in the QS “50 under 50” list of world’s top young universities 2015.
PolyU proudly pledges “Opening Minds • Shaping the Future” as our promise for education and research, which will steer us to achieve our vision: Be a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.
PolyU offers more than 160 postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes supported by more than 1,200 academic and research staff members from different parts of the world. Our teaching units are grouped under six faculties and two schools: 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 and School of Hotel and Tourism Management.
We are the sole provider of University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded programmes in Hong Kong in the following areas: design, engineering in air transport, aviation and transportation systems, environment and sustainable development, geomatics, mental health nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physiotherapy and radiography.
We strive to nurture leaders of tomorrow, all-round students with high levels of professional competence, a strong sense of social responsibility and a global outlook.
Innovative Model of Higher Learning
Since 2012, when PolyU launched its four-year undergraduate curriculum, we have made Service-Learning a credit-bearing requirement. PolyU is the first institution in Hong Kong to initiate such programme which connects professional education with societal needs, providing opportunities for students to apply their knowledge in improving the lives of those less fortunate.
Also, PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong which has since 2005/06 implemented the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) component as part of the curriculum requirement. WIE enables our students to attain workplace readiness before graduation, thus enhancing their competitiveness. To broaden the international perspective of students, our Student Exchange Programme offers the opportunity to study and experience a different culture at over 240 renowned universities across 36 countries and regions. Every year, we receive about 700 international students and send an equivalent number of our students abroad.