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Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department 2022

2 Aug 2021

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


The year of 2022 marks the 85th Anniversary of PolyU.  New features are introduced to recognise our distinguished alumni’s diverse accomplishments and contributions.

  • Four award categories to recognise: 
    • Professional achievement
    • Entrepreneurial achievement
    • Scholarly achievement
    • Community service achievement
  • Special recognition to young alumni awardees 
  • Awards will be conducted at three levels: Department level, Faculty/School level and University level

Nomination and Selection Schedule

Nominations for Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department are invited for submission. 

  • Call for nomination starts from August/ September 2021 
  • Nomination Form returns by 31 October 2021 

Selection for Department Award will be conducted in late 2021.



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 or a direct relative of the candidate.

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 nominee’s accomplishments in his/her personal achievements in the field, contributions to the 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 young alumni awardees in the award category is added.  Candidate who is aged under 40 by the end of the award year can be considered under the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni stream.

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

Panel of Judges

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

If you would like to nominate an individual for this award, please return the completed nomination form (click hereby 31 October 2021 by email to 

Press Contacts

Miss Nina Chan

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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