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The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of PolyU for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater.

As the year 2022 marks the 85th Anniversary of PolyU, new features are introduced to the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2022 to recognise the diverse accomplishments and contributions of our distinguished alumni. The active participation of the alumni community will make the event even more meaningful!

Nomination and Selection

The Award is organised at three levels, i.e. Department level, Faculty/School level and University level.

Department Award

The nomination and selection of Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department are completed. Please congratulate with us on the recipients of the Department Award.  

Faculty/School Award

Recipients of Department Awards and graduates who have completed programmes offered at Faculty/School level, such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Doctorate programmes, are eligible for nomination to the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty/School. All the Faculties and Schools have completed the selection and announced the results. Please congratulate with us on the recipients of the Faculty/School Award.  

University Award

While Faculties and Schools would be invited to nominate recipients of their Faculty/School awards for the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award, the nomination is also open to all eligible graduates in April 2022. The selection has been completed.  The results were announced in October 2022. Please congratulate with us on the recipients of the University Award. 



The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, Hong Kong Polytechnic, and its constituent units: School of Professional Education & Executive Development and Hong Kong Community College) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution.

The proposer can be PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member.   There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/herself.


Award Categories and Selection Criteria

There are four award categories, namely “Professional Achievement”, “Entrepreneurial Achievement”, “Scholarly Achievement” and “Community Service Achievement”. Selection criteria for each category are listed below.

Selection is based on the candidate’s personal achievements in the field, contributions to community, and support and contributions to PolyU. 

Award Category


Professional Achievement This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a strong impact on their profession/industry.
Entrepreneurial Achievement This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, founded and advanced business or technology ventures with social impact.
 Scholarly Achievement This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.
Community Service Achievement This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.

Special recognition to outstanding young alumni awardees is added. Candidates aged 40 or under at the award year can be considered for the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni award.


Panel of Judges

Panels of Judges, comprising both internal and external members, will be formed at respective levels to examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards. 



Department Award

Respective Departments

Department contacts

Faculty/School Award

Respective Faculties and Schools

Faculty/School contacts

University Award

Alumni Affairs Office 


Notes: The bestowal of an award is subject to the individual merits of candidates. No award shall be given out in a certain category if no suitable candidate is identified.


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