e-Bulletin issue 117/July 2020
URAP Subject Ranking 2019/20

In the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2019/20, PolyU was ranked third for the subject of Architecture and tenth for the subject of Civil Engineering, the only local university to be in the top ten in both subjects.

Awards & Achievements
Appointment at Tsinghua for Head of BSE

Prof. Asif Usmani, Head of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE), has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University for 3 years with effect from July 2020.

2019 HK Green Innovations Awards

A presentation ceremony for the 2019 Hong Kong Green Innovations Awards was held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai on 3 July 2020.

Highest Funded GRF Project at PolyU led by LSGI Scholar

Dr Charles Wong of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) has received the highest funding at PolyU from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council’s General Research Fund (GRF) for both 2018/19 and 2019/20.

RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2020/21

From 1 September 2020, Prof. Hongxing Yang of the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) will be supervising a postdoctoral fellow, Dr Qiliang Wang, supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2020/21 in a 3-year project entitled “A novel integration of adaptive infrared-reflecting coating into parabolic trough solar receiver based on negative energy-flow region.”

Comments of BRE Scholar Published in Science

A technical comment on fuel cells by Prof. Meng Ni of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) and Prof. Zongping Shao of Nanjing Technical University and Curtin University in Australia has been published in Science.

FCE Dean’s Awards 2020

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased that 3 of its staff were selected for the newly created Dean’s Awards for Highly-Cited Researchers, which recognizes them for having multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% of citations in their respective fields and making a 2019 list of highly-cited researchers compiled by the Web of Science.

Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement 2019/20

Dr Charles Wong of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) has won a Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement 2019/20 in Teaching.


  FCE Exchange Forum with Gammon

An Exchange Forum with Gammon Construction Limited was held on 10 July 2020 at PolyU.

  FCE Meets Visitors from Republic of Panama

On 7 July 2020, several academics of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) met with the Consul General of Panama, Mr Jaime Andres Campuzano Melendez, and his Head Secretariat, Ms Elvira Carrera, to introduce a few of its taught postgraduate programmes to the visitors.

Invitation for Programme Admission 2020/21

Applications from both local and international students are invited for the following programmes*:

Undergraduate Programmes
BSc(Hons) in Building Engineering and Management 建築工程及管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Property Management 物業管理學(榮譽)理學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Surveying 地產及建設測量學(榮譽)理學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Civil Engineering 土木工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BEng(Hons) in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development 環境工程與可持續發展學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health 環境及職業安全與健康(榮譽)理學士學位 (Top-up Degree Programme)
BEng(Hons) in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering 結構及消防安全工程學(榮譽)工學士學位
BSc(Hons) in Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics 土地測量及地理資訊學(榮譽)理學士學位

*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

Master of Science (MSc)/ Postgraduate Diploma (PgD)
Building Services Engineering 屋宇設備工程學
Civil Engineering 土木工程學
Construction and Real Estate 建築及房地產學
Construction Law and Dispute Resolution 建築法及爭議解決學
Environmental Management and Engineering 環境管理及工程學
Facility Management 設施管理
Fire and Safety Engineering 消防及安全工程學
Geomatics (Geographic Information Systems) 測繪及地理資訊學(地理資訊)
Geomatics (Surveying) 測繪及地理資訊學(測量)
High Performance Buildings 高效能建築
Project Management 項目管理
Sustainable Urban Development 可持續城市發展學
Urban Informatics and Smart Cities城市信息學及智慧城市
*Programmes that are closed now will begin accepting applications for 2021/22 in late September.

For details, please visit:
Undergraduate programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/undergraduate-programmes
MSc/ PgD programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/taught-postgraduate-programmes
For PolyU’s e-Prospectus, please visit https://www.polyu.edu.hk/study

New Doctoral Programme at PolyU and its Outpost in Hangzhou
Doctor of International Real Estate and Construction 國際房地產及建築博士
For details, see http://www51.polyu.edu.hk/eprospectus/tpg


Forthcoming Events
RICS Annual Dinner and Awards Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony 2020
Date: 3 September 2020
Venue: Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Details: Please click here
The Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference & Awards
Date: 18 November 2020
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Conference)
           6:00pm – 8:00pm (Awards Presentation Ceremony)
Venue: Nina Ballroom 7/F, L' hotel Nina et Convention Centre, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
HKIS Annual Conference 2020
Date: 28 November 2020
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Registration: https://forms.gle/RKMNCBj3TuYurxFo8
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