e-Bulletin issue 121/November 2020
NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2020/21

The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) is pleased that five of its academics have been awarded funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) Joint Research Scheme 2020/21.

Research Achievements / ACTIVITIES
China’s 1st Lunar Sample Return Mission Supported by PolyU

On 24 November 2020, the first lunar sample return mission of China was launched. Collecting and returning 2kg samples of lunar regolith was Chang’e 5, which was equipped with a system for surface sampling and packing that was developed by PolyU researchers.

Joint Lab of SPSB and PolyU in Operation

A low voltage innovation laboratory platform jointly established by Shenzhen Power Supply Bureau (SPSB) and PolyU has begun its operations in Shenzhen. It is the first laboratory in China that integrates grid systems and building electrical systems, and serves as a foundation for the Shenzhen Power Supply Bureau, as well as the China Southern Power Grid, to research and develop their own intelligent power distribution equipment independently, and to address various safety issues in the distribution and utilization of electricity.

PolyU Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme 2020/21 (2nd round)

The PolyU Postdoc Matching Fund Scheme 2020/21 has supported 13 academics in the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) to each engage a postdoc fellow (PDF) in their research for two years.

Staff News
New Academic Staff
Student News
BRE Student Wins HKIS Creativity Competition
IFMA Foundation Scholarship for BSE Student
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
Hong Kong Green Building Week 2020
Date: 5-11 December 2020
Format: Various online programmes
Details: https://www.hkgbc.org.hk/eng/engagement/public-initiatives/hkgbw/index.jsp
RICS Awards 2020 Hong Kong Presentation Ceremony
Date: 7 December 2020 (Monday)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Details: http://www.rics.org/hkawards
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors – BIM Conference 2020
Date: 11 December 2020 (Friday)
Time: 14:00pm – 16:45pm
Format: Webinar– Zoom
Registration: https://bit.ly/3ltCfOS
Details: https://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.html?id=5046
Building Surveyors Conference 2020
Theme: The Guardian of Built Environment
Date: 16 December 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Details: https://www.hkis.org.hk/en/professional_cpd2.html?id=5053

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 - 31 December 2020
Details: http://competition.hkgbc.org.hk/tc/default.php

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