First-year Experience

President's Welcome

Welcome to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University!

PolyU’s promise for education and research is “Opening Minds ž Shaping the Future”. This underpins our commitment to nurturing “practical dreamers” - critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders - who will be the driving force for positive change in Hong Kong, the nation and the world.

As your exciting and challenging university life begins, I cordially invite you to attend the President’s Welcome Session on 1 September 2017 in the Jockey Club Auditorium. During the session, in addition to extending my warmest welcome to you as you join the PolyU community, I will also share with you some of the great opportunities our University can offer to help you grow, discover and realise your full potential, as you start this very important stage of your life. 

This session is part of the PolyU Orientation Programme 2017 which also features the Faculty/School Orientation Session and Orientation Info Day. These events are organized to help you settle into PolyU quickly and smoothly. More details will be provided by your Faculty/School.

Meanwhile, I look forward to meeting and greeting you soon on the PolyU campus.


Timothy W. Tong, Ph.D.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University