Former Dean of FCE Appointed Next President of PolyU
The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) welcomes the appointment of Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, a Vice-President, Dean of the Graduate School, and Chair Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology, to be the next President of PolyU from 1 July 2019. Prior to his current role, Prof. Teng spent more than 2 decades of his academic career at PolyU since joining it in 1994. He is well qualified to lead the University in the next chapter of its development, having served it in various leadership positions, including Associate Vice President (September 2006 – June 2010), Dean of Faculty of Construction and Land Use/Faculty of Construction and Environment (September 2007 – June 2013) and Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (January 2012 – June 2018).
Prof. Teng feels deeply honoured to be appointed as PolyU’s next President, pledging to work closely with various stakeholders of the University to turn its education and research vision into reality. In addition to providing the best holistic education for students and supporting colleagues to realise their potentials, he will strive to enhance the academic standing and the impact of PolyU in Hong Kong and the world. He will also ensure that the University will be a world leader for a significant number of disciplines and will develop strong education and research programmes in emerging areas such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Establishing a foothold in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will be one of his priorities as PolyU President.
A distinguished scholar in the field of structural engineering, Prof. Teng has been a recipient of numerous accolades. He was elected in 2017 as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is the highest academic title in the field of science and technology in China, a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2015, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2013. He won the State Natural Science Award of China (Second Class) in 2013 and the PolyU President's Award for Excellent Performance /Achievement (Research and Scholarly Activities) in 2015. With such stellar accomplishments, Prof. Teng looks forward to leading the University to further achievements on multiple fronts in the years ahead.