Engaged in 533 new consultancy projects for 338 clients via PolyU Technology and Consultancy Company Limited (PTeC).
Hosted the 2nd Summit on University Social Responsibility (USR).
Organized the Inaugural International Conference on Service-Learning (SL) with 300+ participants.
Supported 79 startup ventures and nurtured over 220 young entrepreneurs since 2011 through the PolyU Micro Fund series.
The number of SL subjects increased to 58 during the year, taken by 3,000+ students.
Launched the Good Seed Programme.
Targets for 2015/16
Engage in 540+ consultancy projects for 330+ clients via PTeC.
Establish the USR Network with renowned global universities, and set up its PolyU Social Responsibility Steering Committee to develop collaborative USR projects.
Support outstanding students on SL projects abroad.
Support 100+ startup ventures and nurture 300+ young entrepreneurs through the PolyU Micro Fund series.
Offer 60+ SL subjects with 4,000+ SL places for students.
Set up a volunteer team “The PolyU Volunteers” comprising students, staff, alumni and former staff.
Our Achievements and Targets - Environmental
CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION
PROMOTE GREEN LIVING
Achievements in 2014/15
Annual carbon emission per capita due to electricity consumption was reduced by 0.22% compared with 2005/06.
More than 1,500 members of the University community set a new Guinness World Record of 31 kWh for “the most electrical energy generated by pedaling on bicycles in 24 hours”.
Food Waste Collection Service in which food waste were recycled into compost and animal feed was launched at end of 2013. In 2014/15, a total of 144.2 tonnes of food waste were collected for recycling.
Annual printing paper consumption by the University dropped by 14.4% compared with 2009/10.
Campus Sustainability Policies were released to embed sustainability principles in all University areas.
Published the first GreenNet@PolyU Newsletter.
Green buildings certified by BEAM as of April 2015 : - Hung Hom Bay Campus (Platinum Award) - Student Halls of Residence (Homantin) (Platinum Award)
Targets for 2015/16
Reduce annual carbon emission per capita due to electricity consumption by 5% compared with 2005/06.
Weigh solid waste on campus regularly.
Promote active recycling and source separation, and introduce new and more effective recycling/collection facilities.
Launch ‘Pantry Food Waste Collection Trial in Block Z’.
Reduce the University’s annual printing paper consumption by 17% compared with 2009/10.
Inaugurate the Campus Sustainability Survey.
Inaugurate the VeggieLicious event and Urban Farming program.
Launch an interactive web-based tree map for visitors and users to go on a tree appreciation journey on campus.
Inaugurate the Green PolyU Awards - Green Office Programme.
Commence redevelopment of Block X as a low-rise sustainable building.
Establish the University-Government-Industry (UGI) Consortium for Sustainable Urban Development.