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Lee Hysan Foundation, as a strategic partner, has made a generous gift to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University to launch a four-year project “Collaborative Efforts to Intervene and Prevent Elder Abuse”. The project will create the first evidence-based protocol for detecting, intervening and preventing elder abuse. By 2038, it is estimated that 32% of Hong Kong’s population will be aged 65 or above. The rapidly ageing population could lead to incr

31 Aug 2020

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Collaborating with ACCA Charitable Foundation Limited (ACCA), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) donated 5,000 face shields to 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), providing extra protection to frontline social workers and healthcare workers under the COVID-19 pandemic.  Designed by PolyU, the face shields provide full-face coverage and help protect the wearers from the spread of droplet-transmitted diseases.  An appreciation cerem

27 Aug 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has been seriously affecting all businesses and all walks of life.  At PolyU, we are particularly concerned with the financial challenges faced by some of our students and their families due to the current situation.  Therefore, the PolyU COVID-19 Student Support Fund was set up to provide assistance to our students who are greatly affected by this pandemic. The Fund aims to alleviate the unexpected financial hardship of Pol

5 Jun 2020


The PolyU community has united in the fight against coronavirus. Through pooling resources and technology transfers, we offer practical solutions to problems. PolyU developed the world’s most comprehensive rapid, automated multiplex diagnostic system for early and accurate detection of pathogens and prevention of spreading of any contagious pathogens, including COVID-19. The system's versatility and capability will provide for comprehensive monit

24 Mar 2020


Ir Yau Kwok-fai is no stranger to members of PolyU. He has fond feelings for his alma mater. Known as one of our most supportive alumni, he was an undergraduate student studying civil engineering at the then Hong Kong Polytechnic, and later became a donor who led the establishment of three Endowed Professorships. He was also conferred as a University Fellow in 2017 and is currently a proud employer of numerous PolyU graduates. "Giving back to on

10 Mar 2020


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has established a new on-campus rehabilitation centre that focuses on the provision of occupational therapy (OT) services, thanks to a generous donation from Mr Tam Wing Fan and his family. It is the first-ever OT clinic in Hong Kong operated by a university. The Tam Wing Fan Rehabilitation Service Centre (Occupational Therapy), named after its donor Mr Tam Wing Fan, a distinguished Hong Kong architect

20 Nov 2020

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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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