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The PolyU community has united in the fight against coronavirus. Through pooling resources and technology transfers, we offer practical solutions to problems. PolyU developed the world’s most comprehensive rapid, automated multiplex diagnostic system for early and accurate detection of pathogens and prevention of spreading of any contagious pathogens, including COVID-19. The system's versatility and capability will provide for comprehensive monit

24 Mar 2020

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Ir Yau Kwok-fai is no stranger to members of PolyU. He has fond feelings for his alma mater. Known as one of our most supportive alumni, he was an undergraduate student studying civil engineering at the then Hong Kong Polytechnic, and later became a donor who led the establishment of three Endowed Professorships. He was also conferred as a University Fellow in 2017 and is currently a proud employer of numerous PolyU graduates. "Giving back to on

10 Mar 2020

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PolyU held an appreciation luncheon on 23 October 2019 to express its gratitude towards the generous donations made by Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund (SHECF). PolyU’s President, Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, (Picture 1, left) thanked SHECF for their long-term support and presented a souvenir to Dr David Mong (right) as a memento. The grants from SHECF will be used for nurturing postgraduate students from Rehabilitation Sciences, and further enhanci

23 Oct 2019

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On 21 October 2019, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held an appreciation lunch to express its gratitude to Mr Tsang Wing Wah (Picture 1, middle right), Dr Eddie Yeung Shiu Kin (middle left), and members of the Tsang family, for establishing the Yeung Tsang Wing Yee and Tsang Wing Hing Professorship in Neuropsychology. PolyU President Professor Jin-Guang Teng (first from left) and PolyU Foundation Chairman Dr Katherine Ngan (first fro

21 Oct 2019

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) received a generous donation from Innovation Technology Co. Ltd (Innovation) for the establishment of “PolyU - Innovation Technology (HK) Audio and Speech Signal Processing Joint Laboratory”. A naming ceremony was held on 18th October 2019. Officiating the naming ceremony were Dr Peter YUEN Chee-kit, Chairman of Innovation., Dr Katherine Ngan, PolyU Foundation Chairman and Professor Jin-Guang TENG, Po

18 Oct 2019

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On 16 September, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) held an appreciation lunch to express its gratitude to Able Engineering Holdings Limited for establishing the Able Endowed Professorship in Construction Health and Safety. The appointee of the professorship is Ir Professor Albert P.C. Chan, Head of Department of Building and Real Estate, Associate Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development and Chair Professor of C

16 Sep 2019

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) received a generous donation of HK$5 million from the Tin Ka Ping Foundation (Foundation), which will be credited to the ‘Tin Ka Ping Education Foundation’ to support Service-learning programmes focusing on Greater China and countries along the One-Belt-One-Road. Today, the Tin Ka Ping Foundation Donation Ceremony at PolyU was officiated by Mr TIN Hing Sin, Chairman of the Foundation, Professor Jin-G

3 Sep 2019

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The School of Optometry (SO) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) joins hands with the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation (HKIF) founded by Sino Group, to launch the PolyU-HKIF Children Eye Care Programme to help local children from underprivileged families to contain myopia progression at the optimal age and reduce vision problems caused by myopia in the long run. Sponsored by HKIF, this 2-year eye care programme will benefit 200 childr

31 Aug 2019

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) received a generous donation from Suga International Holdings Limited (SUGA) for the establishment of Hong Kong’s first research platform focusing on Urban Agriculture. The laboratory has been named as “Suga Research Laboratory for Sustainable Urban Green Agriculture” in recognition of the company’s contribution to the University. Officiating the naming ceremony were Professor the Honourable Sophia CH

20 Aug 2019

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been seriously affecting all businesses and all walks of life.  At PolyU, we are particularly concerned with the financial challenges faced by some of our students and their families due to the current situation.  Therefore, the PolyU COVID-19 Student Support Fund was set up to provide assistance to our students who are greatly affected by this pandemic. The Fund aims to alleviate the unexpected financial hardship of Pol

5 Jun 2020

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Impact Stories

   

Joint partnership to foster impactful research

During the last few decades we have seen the rise of mega buildings. It is vital to find ways of helping these new kinds of civil infrastructure to withstand natural disasters. PolyU developed a pioneering structural monitoring system that provides real-time “health checks” for mega structures throughout their life cycles.

The nurturing of global citizens

Service-Learning (SL) is an integral part of whole-person education at PolyU. It emphasizes learning through engagement in meaningful community service. The Department of Computing took the lead in bringing their students to Cambodia for PolyU’s first international SL project in 2010.

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