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Call for Nominations: Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Computing 2023

13 Feb 2023

The enhanced three-level Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award (OPAA) introduced last year has achieved great success. The Department of Computing (COMP) is pleased to announce that the new round of departmental OPAA 2023 is now calling for nominations. The submission deadline has been extended to 14 April 2023 (Friday).

The departmental OPAA aims to publicly recognise outstanding graduates of COMP for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. The departmental awardees will be officially honoured by the department and be nominated for the Faculty Awards or above.

Award Categories and Selection Criteria
There are four achievement categories, namely “Professional Achievement”, “Entrepreneurial Achievement”, “Scholarly Achievement” and “Community Service Achievement”. 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.

Special recognition to young alumni awardees in the award category is added. A candidate who is aged under 40 by the end of the award year can be considered under the Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni stream.

The Award will be conducted at three levels: Department level, Faculty/School level and University level. The recipients of the Department Award will be nominated for the Faculty Award. All Faculty/School awardees will be considered for the University Award.

The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed the 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 a 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.
Nomination and Selection Schedule
The nomination form could be downloaded here. Please return the completed form to with all required supplementary documents on or before 14 April 2023.

Panel of Judges and Result Announcement
Selection for Department Award will be conducted by end of April 2023. A 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. The result will be announced on our website and social media platforms in early May.
Department of Computing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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