about us


Stemmed from the “Biomedical Engineering Programme” within Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre (JCREC) founded in 1987, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (BME at PolyU) was established in 2012 with its vision to be world-class in the advancement of biomedical engineering education, research, and professional services for the betterment of human health. 

Developed from the original focus on prosthetics and orthotics, BME at PolyU now covers a convergence of diverse disciplines within biology, medicine, and engineering, including medical imaging, biosensing, molecular and cellular engineering, neuromusculoskeletal science, prosthetics and orthotics, and rehabilitation. Being the first-in-Hong Kong, the BME undergraduate programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and by the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) for the P&O stream. In addition, the Department offers taught postgraduate programme (MSc) as well as research programmes (MPhil and PhD). (view more...)



Sik Sik Yuen

Established in 1921, Sik Sik Yuen (The Yuen) is a religious charitable organization worshipping Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. With guiding principle of “to Act Benevolently and to Teach Benevolence”, it is dedicated to medical, education and elderly services. 

Wong Tai Sin Temple under the Yuen is always full of incense burning. Worshippers and tourists from China and all over the world come continually, with more than ten thousand visits to the Yuen every day. (view more...)



The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The Club can trace its long tradition of donating to charitable causes back to at least 1915, but it was in the 1950s, as Hong Kong struggled to cope with post-war reconstruction and a massive influx of immigrants, that this role became integral to its operation. In 1955, the Club formally decided to devote its surplus each year to charity and community projects, and in 1959, a separate company, the Hong Kong Jockey Club (Charities) Ltd, was formed to administer donations. In 1993, a new entity was established, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, to reflect the evolving nature, scale and scope of donations. The Club's Charities Trust is one of the world's top ten charity donors.

The Trust's substantial donations to the community are made possible by the Club's unique integrated business model, which comprises racing and racecourse entertainment, responsible sports wagering and lottery, a membership club, and charities and community contribution. Approximately 90% of the Club’s annual operating surplus after tax is donated to the Trust, enabling it to play a significant role in the community's development. (view more...)