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The Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give recognition to distinguished graduates of PolyU for great distinction in their chosen fields, active support to their alma mater, as well as impactful contributions to the wider community.

Since 2022, achievement categories have been established to celebrate considerable accomplishments of our alumni in specific areas, namely Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement, and Community Service Achievement. Recognition is now also given to outstanding young alumni. The Award is organised at Department, Faculty/School, and University levels.


Nomination and Selection

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

Department Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department will be organised by departments and is now open for nomination.

Faculty/School Award

Recipients of Department Awards, and graduates who have completed programmes offered at Faculty/School level, such as Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), as well as Doctorate programmes, are eligible for nomination to the Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty/School. The nomination process has started. Please contact respective faculties and schools for details.

University Award

While Faculties and Schools will be invited to nominate their award recipients for the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award, the nomination is also open to all eligible graduates in mid-June 2024. The open nomination deadline is 15 July 2024

Nomination Form



The nominated candidate must be a 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) 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

In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in specific areas, the Award recognises the alumni's active support to their alma mater. Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key nomination and selection criteria at all levels.

Four specific areas of achievement would be given recognition, namely Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement, and Community Service Achievement.

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/society.
Entrepreneurial Achievement This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with 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.

Candidates who are aged at/under 40 would be eligible for the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award.


Selection Committee

A Selection Committee, 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


Faculty/School Award

Respective Faculties and Schools


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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