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PolyU scholars elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Professor Li CHENG, Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor Song GUO, Associate Head (Research & Development) of the Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) were recently named Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the national institution of Canada that comprises its most accomplished engineers who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles. Fellows of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers. In view of their outstanding contributions to engineering in Canada and around the world, and for their service as role models in their fields and to their communities, Prof. Cheng and Prof. Guo join forty-eight other new Fellows and two new International Fellows from around the world who were elected into the Academy this year. Prof. Cheng has made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the areas of sound and vibration, wave manipulation and structural health monitoring. In addition to many high-quality contributions to science, through his close collaboration with industry his research has had direct impact on solving practical engineering problems. Prof. Guo’s work in cloud computing, edge artificial intelligence, big data and distributed systems has had broad and seminal impact – from the advancement of scientific knowledge to industrial innovation. He has been widely recognized for his pioneering contributions to the resilient management system widely used in post-disaster applications. Prof. Cheng and Prof. Guo will be honoured at the Academy’s Induction Ceremony this October.   ***** END *****

16 Jun, 2021

Achievements Faculty of Engineering

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PolyU, XJTU, State Grid and HK Electric continue collaboration on the “Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy” to nurture senior talent for the energy industry

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU); Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU); State Grid Corporation of China (State Grid) and The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend their joint collaboration in running the “Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy” (The Programme) for another three years. The Programme aims to nurture senior management talent in power and energy-related fields through diversified, cross-regional, systematic and innovative training schemes to meet the rising demand for talent in the Belt and Road countries and regions, thereby promoting the sustainable development of infrastructure and facilitating economic growth in these countries and regions in line with the Belt and Road strategies of the Nation. This cross-regional and multi-cultural university-industry collaboration programme is the first-of-its-kind in both Mainland China and Hong Kong.

3 Jun, 2021

Events Faculty of Engineering

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PolyU develops biomimetic nanosheet for cancer therapy and imaging

A research team from the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel type of biomimetic nanosheet with a multi-modal imaging function, which can track tumour development and treatment processes in real-time. By harnessing two emerging cancer therapies, namely immunotherapy and photothermal therapy, the biomimetic nanosheet enables effective and precise treatment of tumours, which will significantly improve the therapeutic outcome of tumours, reduce side effects and increase patients’ survival rates. The research findings have been published in the prestigious international journal Advanced Science.

31 May, 2021

Research & Innovation Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

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Dr Tan Tie-niu, Deputy Director of the Central Government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong visits PolyU

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26 May, 2021

Research & Innovation Faculty of Construction and Environment, Faculty of Engineering

PolyU achieves high ratings in Research Assessment Exercise 2020

The University Grants Committee (UGC) announced today (May 24) the results of Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020, in which PolyU received high ratings in various research areas. PolyU is delighted to see the encouraging results and believes that they are a recognition of the University’s dedicated efforts in pursuing research excellence over the years.

24 May, 2021

Research & Innovation Communications and Public Affairs Office

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PolyU contributes to the Nation’s first Mars mission with multidisciplinary research

Two research teams at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) contributed to the Nation’s first Mars exploration project Tianwen-1. By harnessing their extensive experience in the field of aerospace science and technology, as well as their commitment to research excellence, PolyU researchers played a vital role in the Tianwen-1 mission, in collaboration with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST). Professor WU Bo helped identify possible landing regions with advanced topographic mapping and geomorphological analysis technologies. Professor YUNG Kai-leung developed a sophisticated space instrument, the “Mars Landing Surveillance Camera (Mars Camera)”, for capturing images of the surroundings of the Red Planet and monitoring the status of the Zhurong Mars rover.

21 May, 2021

Research & Innovation Faculty of Construction and Environment, Faculty of Engineering

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PolyU to hold online "PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021: Admissions Strategies" and to adopt flexibility towards the minimum score requirement for admission via JUPAS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will hold the "PolyU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021: Admissions Strategies" online in the afternoon of 22 May 2021 (2-5pm, Saturday). During the Consultation Day, Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) applicants will obtain the latest updates on PolyU’s programmes. This will be useful for them when re-evaluating programme choices they have made and amending any choices by 31 May, before the release of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) results. Registration for the Consultation Day is required by noon 20 May via https://www.polyu.edu.hk/conday. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Consultation Day is being held online. The PolyU Academic Registry will arrange an online seminar during the Consultation Day on “admissions strategies and interview skills”, which will focus on the latest admissions arrangements, key considerations in programme selection and essential interview skills. Academic units will also organise a series of online programme information seminars and Q&A sessions during the Consultation Day. JUPAS applicants will have ample opportunity to understand the entrance requirements, curricula and programme features, and student life of their preferred disciplines/programmes. In addition, the flexibility towards the minimum score requirement or JUPAS admission adopted by PolyU since 2019-20 will be continued in 2021-22 with a slight adjustment in the total score requirement. Applicants who fall slightly short of the general entrance requirements for degree programmes (i.e. with one HKDSE subject result falling one level below the required level - “3-3-2-2-3-3” - level 3 in both languages and level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies together with level 3 in two additional electives) but meet the following conditions will be given special consideration for admission: have attained a total score of 26 points# or above in the best five subjects; and have selected PolyU’s degree programmes as their Band A choices, i.e. first 3 priorities, in JUPAS; and have passed an admission interview. Moreover, the flexibility for special consideration for admission will also be extended to sports talents under the Outstanding Sportsmen Recommendation Schemes (OSRS). Conditional offer letters with more favourable conditions have been issued to the applicants concerned. To learn more about the flexible approach towards the minimum score requirement, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/conday and register for the Consultation Day seminars. JUPAS programme details are available at the Study@PolyU website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study. Enquiries about the event should be directed to (tel) 2333-0600 or (email) arevents.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk. #HKDSE level attainments will be converted to score points where Level 5**=8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1 ***** End *****

18 May, 2021

Others Academic Registry

PolyU congratulates the Nation on the successful landing of Tianwen-1 on Mars

The Nation’s first Mars Exploration mission Tianwen-1 successfully landed on Mars this morning, which marks a milestone development in China's space exploration endeavours. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) offered its warmest congratulations to the Nation on this exemplary and remarkable accomplishment.

15 May, 2021

Research & Innovation Faculty of Construction and Environment, Faculty of Engineering

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PolyU appoints Professor Christopher Chao as Vice President (Research and Innovation)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today announced the appointment of Professor Christopher Yu-Hang CHAO to the post of Vice President (Research and Innovation) [VP(RI)] effective 1 September 2021.

7 May, 2021

Others Communications and Public Affairs Office

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PolyU and Huawei collaborate to nurture ICT talent with leading digital technologies

Deep learning has become a popular emerging technology in recent years. Many university students are eager to equip themselves with such knowledge and skills in order to capture the opportunities brought about by the development of innovation and technology in various industries.

5 May, 2021

Events Innovation and Technology Development Office

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