e-Bulletin issue 123/January 2021
NSFC Funding for Air Pollution Research

It is well known that air pollution is detrimental to our health, but precisely what constitutes harmful air and its levels of toxicity are still very much a mystery. To explore the joint toxicity mechanisms and contributions of key bioactive components in airborne fine particulate matters (PM2.5) from typical urban areas of China, Prof. Xiangdong Li, Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE), was recently awarded RMB 15,000,000 from the NSFC Major Research Plan for a two-year (2021-2022) Integrated Project.

Research Achievements / ACTIVITIES
Funding for Collaborative Research

The Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2020/21 of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) has supported the following two academics of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and their teams in their research projects.

Winter Air Pollution Exacerbated by Coal Burning

A team of researchers from PolyU, Fudan University, Research Center of Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shandong University and Shandong Jianzhu University, found surprisingly high concentrations of bromine chloride (BrCl) and other reactive halogen gases when they measured a suite of reactive halogen gases and other chemicals in winter 2017 at a polluted rural site in Hebei province.

Workshop on Strategies for NSFC Applications

To encourage and better prepare its academics to apply for research funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) held a workshop on 25 January 2021 on strategies for writing successful proposals.

LSGI Scholar Delivers Webinars for Industry

As part of the deliverables for a project supported by the Innovation and Technology Fund, Dr Wallace Lai of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics (LSGI) gave three webinars recently on underground utility survey standards and specifications for the Hong Kong Council for Certification and Testing (HKCTC), the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS).

PolyU Info Day for Taught Postgraduate Programmes 2021

The Faculty of Construction and Environment offers a wide spectrum of taught postgraduate (TPg) programmes, from Construction and Real Estate to Urban Informatics and Smart Cities in the Postgraduate Scheme in Construction and Environment.

Smart Mobility Research of FCE Academics Exhibited Online

A Virtual InnoCarnival was held from 23 to 31 December 2020 by the Innovation and Technology Commission. On exhibit were some projects related to the theme of smart mobility, a distinctive feature of Hong Kong due to its efficient transport infrastructure.

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

Forthcoming Events
25th Congregation Ceremony
Date: Late March 2021 (time and date to be announced)
Format: Online (more details to be announced)
26th Congregation Ceremony
Date: Late March 2021 (time and date to be announced)
Format: Online (more details to be announced)
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