This bi-monthly e-newsletter is specially prepared to keep you abreast of PolyU’s 80th anniversary celebratory activities


PolyU 80th LogoPolyU Logo Open-Mind
Issue 3

Distinguished lectures



PolyU has kicked off the Global Leader Lecture Series on 15 February with a lecture titled “Vaccine Development during the Ebola Public Health Emergency”, delivered by Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, of the World Health Organization.

2月15日,世界衞生組織的衞生系統與創新助理總幹事Marie-Paule Kieny博士以「在伊波拉病毒疫症期間開發疫苗」為題發表演講,為環球領袖講座系列揭開序幕。


On 14 March, the University has also launched The D. H. Chen Foundation Nobel Laureate Lecture Series. The first lecture is presented by Professor Randy W. Schekman, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, titled "RNA sorting and packaging in extracellular vesicles secreted by mammalian cells".

另外,理大亦於3月14日為陳廷驊基金會「諾貝爾獎學人講座系列」揭開序幕,首場講座由2013年諾貝爾生理學或醫學獎得主Randy W. Schekman教授主持,題為「哺乳細胞外泌體中RNA分子的分選和包裝」。

Details of upcoming lectures


Alumni events



On 20 February, the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Association (OPAA) held the “PolyU 80th Anniversary OPAA Reunion and Special Master Class @ Alumni Atrium”. The PolyU 80th Anniversary Dinner held in Beijing on 11 March saw the participation of more than 200 business elites, community leaders and alumni of PolyU. More event highlights




PolyU launches online presented channels



Two dedicated online channels celebrating PolyU’s 80 years of rich heritage and accomplishments are launched on and respectively. The channels feature stories of PolyU’s achievements and development, as well as interviews with PolyU members.




Amazing flash mob celebrates the University’s 80th Anniversary



On 24 March, the PolyU Orchestra wowed the crowd on campus with a specially organised flash mob performance. Led by conductor Mr Leung Kin-fung, the Orchestra performed a variation on the traditional melody “Happy Birthday to You”. It was wonderful!
Event recap




Student activities



PolyU will hold various events to instill the spirit of global citizenship among students and help them develop an international mindset. Among those events are the Global Awareness Showcase, PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2017 and Global Youth Leadership Summit 2017. More celebratory activities


理大將舉辦多個活動,培育學生世界公民的意識,並協助他們建立環球視野。這些活動包括:環球匯展、理大國際學生創新挑戰賽 2017和全球青年領袖論壇2017。更多慶祝活動


International Summit on Belt and Road Innovation and Entrepreneurship



PolyU will join hands with Zhejiang University to host the International Summit on Belt and Road Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Hangzhou on 22 April. The Summit will serve as a platform for eminent scholars and leaders of different disciplines to exchange ideas and share insights on topics related to the Belt and Road Initiative. Details




Snapshot “80” in 80 Days



Come and join our "Snapshot '80' in 80 Days" photo competition! From now till 3 May, share with us your creative photos of an image or a pattern related to “80” and you may win a night’s stay at Hotel ICON plus dinner for two! We will also be giving away over 80 special prizes! Details



Congratulatory videos 各界共賀   THE Innovation & Impact Summit  創新與影響高峰會   People 理動人心


Privacy Statement

If you prefer not to receive this e-newsletter, please click here.

This e-newsletter is issued by PolyU's Communications and Public Affairs Office. © All right reserved.



本通訊由理大傳訊及公共事務處出版 © 版權所有