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Awards and Achievements


World leading research and top world ranking

Our research in Mathematics and Statistics have achieved remarkable recognition since 2009. According to the Research Assessment Exercise 2020, 89% of AMA's research has achieved 4- or 3- star rating i.e. 'world leading' or 'Internationally excellent' by international standards. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2022, PolyU is listed the world top 100 in Statistics and Operational Research and 150 in Mathematics, while The U.S. News & World Report 2022 ranks PolyU the 54th Best Global Universities for Mathematics. 

Moreover, AMA achieved a very satisfactory performance in the 2021/22 GRF/ECS Exercise as both the number of funded projects and success rate increased by 58.3% (from 12 to 19) and 13.29% (from 48% to 61.29%), respectively. The funding amount awarded to the Department also reaches a new high record and makes up 7.2% of the total grant amount allocated to PolyU in this exercise.

Number of AMA’s projects funded by GRF/ECS grants in the recent years:










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In addition to the GRF/ECS scheme, the Department has also received other grant sources in the past 5 years:

  • Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)
  • Health and Medical Research Fund
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme
  • AIDS Trust Fund
  • Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
  • Industrial collaborating grant from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Industrial collaborating grant from Value Exchange International Limited
  • ITF-University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)
  • PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme

Funded Teaching & Learning Project

On top of our research accomplishment, we are also proud of our effort in making significant advance in teaching. In 2017, our Teaching & Learning Team proposed a project titled “Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education” and won a funding from the University Grants Committee UGC Funding Scheme 2016-2019. This 3-year UGC Triennium Teaching and Learning project involved three other local universities (Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong), while our teaching team plays the leading role.

In 2020, the Team brought the technology-enabled active learning pedagogies to the secondary school mathematics education and its project “Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in Secondary School Mathematics Education” once again received funding support from the Quality Education Fund (QEF) of the Education Bureau of Hong Kong.

We are honored to patriciate and contribute to the development of research and teaching in Mathematics education and will continue to strive for further improvement.


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