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On 26 March 2022, the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) launched the FCE Education and Research Fund (FCE Fund) in an online ceremony. The FCE Fund is the first faculty-based platform at PolyU with the aim to solicit concerted and sustainable support of its alumni and the community for the advancement of education and research development of the Faculty. Prof. Li Xiangdong, the Faculty Dean said, “FCE, as a world-leading faculty in ci

20 Apr 2022

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Thetos Foundation, a Christian faith-based private family foundation, is dedicated to support talents or organisations that are genuinely engaged in serving the community. They have therefore prioritised their support to scholars whose research are related to social services as they believe those research disciplines usually lack funding support. They found PolyU’s Endowed Young Scholars Scheme a good choice worthy of their support. “It is the Fo

11 Apr 2022

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Toy industry leader Ir Dr Wong Tit-shing, an outstanding alumnus of PolyU and University Fellow, is a fervent supporter of PolyU. Having supported PolyU’s Service-Learning projects with his generous donation for decades, Dr Wong recently further his effort by setting up an Endowed Young Scholar to pledge his dedication to support the research in Smart Robotics and making it the fourth Endowed Young Scholar since the Scheme was launched last year.

1 Mar 2022

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PolyU will launch a three-year research project entitled, “Capacity Building Scheme for Secondary School Teachers: Promoting Meaningful Social Engagement for Young People through Service-Learning”, with a generous donation from Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Keswick Foundation. Through our extensive experience in implementing service-learning (SL), the Capacity Building Scheme aims to promote “academic service-learning” in secondary school

10 Feb 2022

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The Endowed Professorship Scheme recognises the achievements of world-renowned researchers in their specialised discipline to create societal impact for the betterment of mankind. The newly established Fiona Cheung Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science is a great example to showcase the community's recognition of PolyU's research achievements. “Scientific research is a meaningful job and it takes us on a journey towards unknown territories and

8 Feb 2022

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The Endowed Professorship Scheme connects like-mind philanthropists and PolyU to join hands to drive new discoveries and breakthroughs in the research discipline that they mutually value. With the aim of alleviating pain among patients to greatly improve their quality of life, Peter Hung Endowed Professorship in Pain Management has been established to support the research works of a renowned PolyU researcher and practitioner. “The Endowed Profess

8 Feb 2022

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received a generous donation from the Lee Wan Keung Charity Foundation to support the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme (URIS), which provides the opportunity for full-time undergraduate students to conduct research projects under the supervision of the University’s scholars, and to develop their high-order thinking skills, such as logical, creative and critical thinking. A URIS - Studen

29 Dec 2021

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On 15 November, PolyU held an appreciation luncheon to express its gratitude to Wofoo Foundation for the generous donation to support university development, nurturance of students’ leadership training and Service-Learning, and applied research projects on the well-being of young people and elderly initiated by the Department of Applied Social Sciences and the Institute of Active Ageing. Professor Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU, extended his

15 Nov 2021

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) arranged appreciation meetings via Zoom web-conferencing to thank donors who have set up scholarships and/ or bursaries for students in the academic year 2020/21. In 2020/21, PolyU received over HK$14.2 million from around 603 donors, in the forms of scholarships and bursaries, benefiting over 1,186 students. Scholarship and bursary student recipients extended their heartf

18 Oct 2021

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PolyU recently set up an Endowed Professorship in Textiles Technologies and an Endowed Young Scholar in Advanced Textiles Technologies. The endowments will enable the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) to advance research in areas not limited to functional textiles, fashion and intelligent wearable technology. PolyU has been a forerunner in research and education for the textiles industry with ITC being recognised as the world leader at the

28 Apr 2022

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Impact Stories

   

Joint partnership to foster impactful research

During the last few decades we have seen the rise of mega buildings. It is vital to find ways of helping these new kinds of civil infrastructure to withstand natural disasters. PolyU developed a pioneering structural monitoring system that provides real-time “health checks” for mega structures throughout their life cycles.

The nurturing of global citizens

Service-Learning (SL) is an integral part of whole-person education at PolyU. It emphasizes learning through engagement in meaningful community service. The Department of Computing took the lead in bringing their students to Cambodia for PolyU’s first international SL project in 2010.

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