e-Bulletin issue 119/September 2020
Acting Dean for FCE

Prof. Xiangdong Li, Director of PolyU’s Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) and Ko Jan Ming Professor in Sustainable Urban Development, has been appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) from 7 September to 31 December 2020.

Research ACTIVITIES/ Achievements
Funding from NSFC

7 scholars from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) have received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to support their research.

2020 Excellent Young Scientists Fund

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased to have two of its academics benefiting from the 2020 Excellent Young Scientists Fund, which was established by NSFC to encourage local young scientists to pursue excellence in basic research and research in cutting-edge technologies.

HK Scholars Programme 2020

6 academics from the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) have been selected by the Hong Kong Scholars Programme (HKSP) 2020 to each engage a mainland scholar as a Postdoctoral Fellow in their research projects.

PolyU Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme 2020/21 (1st round)

The PolyU Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme 2020/21 has supported 11 academics in the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to each engage a postdoc fellow (PDF) in their research for 2 years.

FCE Start-up Fund for New Recruits

3 assistant professors have been awarded funding from the FCE Start-up Fund for New Recruits.

Tracking Coronavirus with a New Air-monitoring System

PolyU has developed an air-monitoring device that can identify high-risk areas for virus transmission or pollutants. The system assesses hazards in a given space and has an “airborne pathogen tracing/ dispersion” facility to simulate the spread of a virus.


  Webinar on Technologies in Tree Monitoring

Invited by the Tree Management Office of the government’s Development Bureau, Dr Charles Wong of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) gave a webinar on 11 September 2020 on the application of remote sensing technologies in tree monitoring for over 130 government officials who work in tree management.

Student News
Scholarship Student Graduates with Distinction
Invitation for Programme Admission 2021/22

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

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

For details, please visit:
Undergraduate programmes- https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/study-at-fce/undergraduate-programmes
MSc/ PgD programmes and 2021/22 Entry Scholarships- 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


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme provides a monthly stipend of HK$26,600 plus a travel allowance of HK$13,300 per year for attending conferences and research-related events for a maximum period of 3 years. On top of that, PolyU will extend the same provisions to those Fellowship awardees with a four-year normal study period*, in addition to a full waiver of tuition fees for the entire normal study period for all awardees of the HK PhD Fellowship. The deadline for application is 2 December 2020. Details are at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

* required for full-time PhD students admitted on the basis of a Master’s degree without a significant research component or on a Bachelor's degree alone

Forthcoming Events
PolyU Admissions Seminar Series (Weekly)
Date: 29 September 2020 - 29 October 2020
FCE Session: 7 October 2020 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
Channel: Zoom
Details: Please click here
PolyU Education INFO DAY 2020 (Online)
Date: 10 October 2020
Time: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: MS Teams Live Events / Zoom
Details: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/infoday/
HKCA 100th Anniversary International Conference - Showcase of Smart Construction Enhancing Site Productivity
Date: 6 November 2020 (Friday)
Venue: Harbour Grand Hong Kong, North Point
Details: https://www.hkca.com.hk/
Hong Kong Green Building Council - “My Green Space” Student Competition 2020-21
Theme of competition: The Wellbeing of Us – Build a better place for People and Environment
Registration period: 1 September 2020 – 30 November 2020
Details: http://competition.hkgbc.org.hk/tc/default.php
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
Details: http://www.hkiud.org/actions/2020/award.php

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
Details: Please click here
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