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Thanks to a generous donation from the Otto Poon Charitable Foundation (the Foundation), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has established two research institutes in support of the University’s research endeavours in the areas of smart cities and sustainable energy. The two research institutes are named the Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Smart Cities Research Institute (SCRI) and the Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Research Institute

8 Oct 2021

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PolyU received a generous donation from Hong Kong Yakult Co. Ltd. (Yakult) to establish the “PolyU-Yakult Joint Research Laboratory for Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Health”. A signing ceremony was held on 17 September 2021. During the ceremony, Mr Susumu Tsukamoto, Managing Director of Hong Kong Yakult Co. Ltd stated that, “The Yakult Group's corporate philosophy is to contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world throug

7 Oct 2021

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Two early-career and brilliant scholars, Dr Hsu Li-ta, Associate Professor from Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering and Dr Gilman Siu, Associate Professor from Department of Health Technology and Informatics, have recently been appointed Limin Endowed Young Scholars. Both of them have demonstrated strong passion and have proven records in driving innovations that bring positive and long-term changes to society. The Young Scholar

20 Sep 2021

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In light of the success of the Endowed Professorship Scheme, PolyU launched the Endowed Young Scholars Scheme to partner with our donors in supporting and nurturing promising early-career academics in the capacity of an Associate or Assistant Professor. By making donation, donor and the scholar will join hands to drive new discoveries and breakthroughs in the research discipline that they mutually value, leading to collaboration between academics

16 Aug 2021

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PolyU will launch a two-year “Teachers Wellness MED Program” funded through a generous donation from Lee Hysan Foundation, a strategic partner and sponsor of the University, with the provision of a comprehensive wellness programme for 600 secondary school teachers. Heavy teaching and administrative workloads, education reforms, preparation for peer observation or external school reviews, pursuit of further education, and more, have imposed a grea

2 Aug 2021

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The Endowed Professorship Scheme of PolyU is a town and gown partnership between generous donor and academia. Ir Prof. Poon Chi-sun, Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Chair Professor of Sustainable Construction Materials, was recently appointed as Michael Anson Professor in Civil Engineering under this scheme. Supported by a generous donation from Able Engineering Company Limited (Able Engineering), the Endowed

30 Jul 2021

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation (PolyU Foundation) held two appreciation receptions on 27 May and 10 June 2021 to express its gratitude to its new and upgraded members in the categories of Honorary Life Chairman, Honorary Life President and Honorary Life Vice President.  The tremendous contributions from members enabled the University to forge ahead with the commitment to pursuing education and research excellence.  Dr Katherine N

10 Jun 2021

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The PolyU E-Formula Racing Team, established in 2015, is the first formula racing team formed by Hong Kong university students. With the generous support from the community, the team was able to enhance innovative technology and represented Hong Kong to compete in the Formula Student Electric China (FSEC) since 2017. An appreciation event was held on 7 May to recognise sponsors for their contribution to this meaningful project. The event was atte

7 May 2021

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) strives to nurture students to become future-ready global citizens and tomorrow’s leaders. To cultivate their global perspective and enrich their learning experience, the University is dedicated to offering students with diversified offshore learning opportunities.  PolyU received a generous donation from China Candlelight Educational Fund to support financially needy students participating in various

6 May 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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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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