The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
2004/2005


Student Statistics

Student Numbers for Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee
By Award [Note 1]

2004 / 2005

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Student Enrolment

16,103

(100%)

13,135

(100%)

Research Postgraduate

401

(2%)

370

(3%)

Taught Postgraduate

1,750

(11%)

628

(5%)

Undergraduate

8,042

(50%)

7,472

(57%)

Subdegree

5,910

(37%)

4,665

(36%)

First-Year-First-Degree Intakes

2,504

2,396


Student Numbers for Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

By Mode by Faculty/School
[Note 1]

2004 / 2005

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11,735

(73%)

11,425

(87%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1,650

(10%)

1,650

(13%)

Business

1,811

(11%)

1,811

(14%)

Communication

1,413

(9%)

1,386

(11%)

Construction & Land Use

1,659

(10%)

1,637

(12%)

Engineering

2,227

(14%)

2,124

(16%)

Health & Social Sciences

2,340

(15%)

2,248

(17%)

Hotel & Tourism Management

635

(4%)

569

(4%)

Part-time

4,368

(27%)

1,710

(13%)

Applied Science & Textiles

884

(5%)

315

(2%)

Business

770

(5%)

264

(2%)

Communication

117

(1%)

39

(<0.5%)

Construction & Land Use

406

(3%)

162

(1%)

Engineering

836

(5%)

358

(3%)

Health & Social Sciences

1,160

(7%)

504

(4%)

Hotel & Tourism Management

195

(1%)

69

(1%)

Total

16,103

(100%)

13,135

(100%)


Student Profile for Programmes
Funded by University Grants
Committee [Note 1]
2004 / 2005
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 0.8 : 1 0.9 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

Other Postgraduate Student Numbers [Note 2]

2004 / 2005

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

466

339

Taught Postgraduate

6,473

2,227

Total

6,939

2,566


Note 1:

The student numbers for taught programmes are as of December 2004 and for research programmes are as of January 2005.   For research postgraduate students, they are funded by the University Grants Committee and include all studying either within or beyond their normative period of studies.

Note 2:

Other research postgraduate student numbers refer to those funded substantially by external funds; while other taught postgraduate numbers refer to those on self-financed programmes leading to PolyU awards.


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Graduate Employment in 2003/04 (based on survey data)

Graduates' Destinations of
Full-time Sub-degree Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
Sub-degree Graduates
in 2003/04

Employed/Self-employed

782

(54%)

Further Studies 547 (38%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 71 (5%)
Unemployed 32 (2%)
Others 3 (<0.5%)
Total Respondents

1,435

(100%)

Response Rate

92%

Graduates' Average Monthly Salary (HK$)

10,278


Graduates' Destinations of
Full-time Undergraduate Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
First-degree Graduates
in 2003/04

Employed/Self-employed

1,769

(86%)

Further Studies 108 (5%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 97 (5%)
Unemployed 48 (2%)
Others 28 (1%)
Total Respondents

2,050

(100%)

Response Rate

91.5%

Graduates' Average Monthly Salary (HK$)

10,108


Graduates' Destinations of
Full-time Higher Degree Programmes
Funded by University Grants Committee

Number of
Higher Degree Graduates
in 2003/04

Employed/Self-employed

144

(73%)

Further Studies 8 (4%)
Temporary/Part-time Employed 9 (5%)
Unemployed 3 (2%)
Others 33 (17%)
Total Respondents

197

(100%)

Response Rate

77.9%

Graduates' Average Monthly Salary (HK$)

13,229


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Staff Strength

Staff Strength Funded by
University Grants Committee [Note 1]

2004 / 2005

Number of Staff

Academic Departments

1,351

(56%)

Academic Grade Staff

886

(36%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

465

(19%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1,081

(44%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

196

(8%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

885

(36%)

Total

2,432

(100%)


Note 1:

Based on the actual staff numbers as of December 2004.  Excluding part-time, temporary and research staff.

Note 2:

Non-academic departments include Offices of the President, faculty offices, administrative units and central support services.


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Research and Scholarly Activity

Allocations from Research Grants

2004 / 2005

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

220.3

(63%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Earmarked Research Grants

50.3

(14%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development Grants

1.5

(<0.5%)

Other External Competitive Research Grants

51.0

(15%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation

10.3

(3%)

Other Non-University Grants Committee Funds

17.7

(5%)

Total

351.1

(100%)


On-going Research Projects Funded by Research Grants & External Funds by Faculty/School

2004 / 2005

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Applied Science & Textiles

256.2

(28%)

401

(18%)
Business

43.9

(5%)

228

(10%)
Communication

34.5

(4%)

210

(10%)
Construction & Land Use

185.3

(21%)

396

(18%)
Engineering

217.2

(24%)

527

(24%)
Health & Social Sciences

153.7

(17%)

384

(17%)
Hotel & Tourism Management

8.5

(1%)

60

(3%)
Total

899.3

(100%)

2,206

(100%)


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Income and Expenditure [Note 1]

Income for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2004 / 2005

HK$Million

Government Subventions

2,053.3

(76%)

- UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 2]

1,437.9

(53%)

- Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

348.4

(13%)

- Capital Project Grants

267.0

(10%)

Tuition and Other Fees

525.6

(19%)

Investment Income

100.3

(4%)

Other Income

30.1

(1%)

Total

2,709.3

(100%)


Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

2004 / 2005

HK$Million

Learning and Research

1,937.6

(73%)

Instruction and Research

1,580.0

(60%)

Library

111.8

(4%)

Central Computing Facilities

104.1

(4%)

Other Academic Services

141.7

(5%)

Institutional Support

700.5

(27%)

Management and General

122.5

(5%)

Premises and Related Expenses [Note 3]

479.3

(18%)

Student and General Educational Services

95.7

(4%)

Other Activities

3.0

(<0.5)

Total

2,638.1

(100%)


Note 1:

With effect from 2003/04, the University adopts all applicable Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards issued by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in preparing the financial statements.  However, for the purpose of consistency and comparison with previous years' figures, the effect of grants accounting and depreciation accounting is not included in the reported figures.

Note 2: Including grants for research activities.
Note 3: Including expenditure on capital project grants.

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Student Unit Cost

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

2004 / 2005

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

405

Taught Postgraduate

207

Undergraduate

182

Subdegree

138

Overall Average

174


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Computing and Student Facilities

Computing Facilities

2004 / 2005

Number of Medium to Large Servers

440

Number of Desktop PCs/Workstations

10,808

Number of Notebook PCs

2,605

Number of Network Outlets in Campus

20,839

Number of Online Subject Websites

3,965


Student Halls of Residence

2004 / 2005

Number of Residential Places

3,004

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