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World-Class Research University | PolyU

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a world-class university with leading research in multiple disciplines, making bold advances to break new ground.

With over 80 years of proud tradition, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a world-class research university, ranking among the world’s top 100 institutions.

We strive in inter-disciplinary research and impactful innovations for discoveries to solve real-world challenges. Our researchers are developing breakthrough ideas, fostering sustainability, lifting economic outcomes, and improving communities’ lives for the benefit of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.

Research Excellence

The university commits to research excellence and addresses global challenges with practical innovation. Our commitment to interdisciplinary research has led to innovative discoveries for a more sustainable tomorrow. We uncover knowledge and transform research excellence into impactful innovation through multi-disciplinary collaborations.

University Partnership and Research Collaboration

PolyU welcomes academic and research collaboration with university partners worldwide. PolyU’s impressive global reach has led to various academic partnerships and research collaboration as well as different types of staff and student mobility with like-minded institutions around the world. We support the development of international partnerships, facilitate and strengthen links with leading universities for senior management and faculty to explore collaboration opportunities, provide partnership relationship and collaboration briefings to inform decision-making on international matters, and arrange high-level incoming and outgoing international visits.

A research university with a strong emphasis on societal impact

PolyU is a world-leading research university with a strong emphasis on excellence, societal impact and social responsibility. We are the university where interdisciplinary research collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship development are highly valued. Our newly established Graduate School commits to the scholarly excellence and provides research postgraduate students with high-quality educational experience and professional development.

Being one of the leading research universities in Asia, PolyU Graduate School offers a wide variety of world-class research postgraduate programmes from 6 Faculties and 2 Schools. Our research students from all over the world receive trainings in different fields including applied sciences and textiles, business, construction and environment, design, engineering, health and social sciences, hotel and tourism management and humanities. Our research graduates are making contributions to society worldwide and teaching in universities, conducting research in institutes, working in industries, financial firms and investment banks, governments, hospitals, consultant companies, real estate or social agencies, etc.

Research Excellence

Our premise of innovation is for greater social good. From awesome breakthroughs to scientific discoveries, our research seeks to expand human knowledge, address societal needs and make a positive impact on the world around us. Our on-campus research programmes are widely supported by government and research funding units.

Camera Pointing System

Aerospace and Aviation Engineering

Drug development

Drug Development and Health Science

AI, big Data and fintech

AI, Big Data and Fintech


Smart Cities

Solar panel and wind farm

Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment

3D model of human brain


Advanced materials

Advanced Materials

Research Labs, Institutes and Centres

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences-PolyU Joint Laboratories


  • Research Institutes


  • Research Centres



State Key Laboratories


Chinese National Engineering Research Centres (HK Branches)

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