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PolyU celebrates 18th Congregation and sets sight on sustainability

In celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has sent forth about 10,720 graduates at its 18th Congregation. The ceremony was held on 27 October with PolyU Council Chairman Ms Marjorie Yang Mun-tak and President Professor Timothy W. Tong presiding over the event.

Addressing the Congregation, Professor Tong said, "To answer to the call of our times, we have included 'sustainability' as a priority strategic focus for the development of the University."

"We are committed to promoting environmental, economic and social sustainability through technological breakthroughs and collaborations with business and industry partners. Education for our students is also of paramount importance as they are our bridge to a sustainable world," said Professor Tong.

The Congregation also saw the conferment of honorary doctorates upon four prominent figures in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and contributions. The honorary degree recipients are: Professor Chung K. Law, Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University; Professor Harry Lee, Chairman of TAL Group; Professor Xie Heping, President of Sichuan University; and Mr George Yong-Boon Yeo, Vice Chairman of Kerry Group.

PolyU has sent forth altogether 171 Doctor of Philosophy, 27 discipline-based Doctor's degree, 80 Master of Philosophy, 3,918 Master's degree, 4,969 Bachelor's degree, 63 postgraduate diploma and certificate and 1,491 sub-degree awards.

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