The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
2005/2006


Student Statistics

Student Numbers for Academic Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards [Note 1]

2005 / 2006

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Total Number of Students

26,769

(100%)

18,104

(100%)

Number of Students by Award
PhD/MPhil [Note 2]

876

(3%)

723

(4%)

Professional Doctorate

180

(1%)

60

(<0.5%)

Taught Master's Degrees

7,896

(29%)

2,866

(16%)

Bachelor's Degrees

12,402

(46%)

10,158

(56%)

Higher Diploma

5,077

(19%)

4,126

(23%)

Other subdegree

338

(1%)

171

(1%)

Number of Students by Mode
Full-time

13,325

(50%)

12,957

(72%)

Part-time

13,444

(50%)

5,147

(28%)

Number of Students on Programmes Offered in These Locations
Locally

24,879

(93%)

17,408

(96%)

In Mainland

1,273

(5%)

490

(3%)

On-line (Hong Kong CyberU)

617

(2%)

206

(1%)

Number of Students by Place of Origin
Hong Kong

24,282

(91%)

16,608

(92%)

Mainland

2,329

(9%)

1,396

(8%)

International

158

(1%)

100

(1%)

Number of Students by Faculty/School
Applied Science & Textiles

3,321

(12%)

2,493

(14%)

Business

5,426

(20%)

3,228

(18%)

Communication

2,574

(10%)

1,908

(11%)

Construction & Land Use

3,605

(13%)

2,533

(14%)

Engineering

5,628

(21%)

3,650

(20%)

Health & Social Sciences

4,808

(18%)

3,337

(18%)

Hotel & Tourism Management

1,407

(5%)

955

(5%)

First-Year-First-Degree Intakes

2,491

2,491


Student Profile for Academic Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards
[Note 1]
2005 / 2006
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 0.8 : 1 1.2 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 31

Note 1:

Students of foundation programme for undergraduate studies are included.

Note 2:

"PhD" and "MPhil" denote Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy respectively.


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2005 Graduate Employment Survey

Survey Findings of Full-time Academic Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards

Number of Sub-degree Graduates
in 2004/05

Employed/self-employed

856

(54%)

Further studies 684 (43%)
Temporary/part-time employed 30 (2%)
Unemployed 18 (1%)
Others [Note 3] 6 (<0.5%)
Total Respondents

1,594

(100%)

Response rate

93.4%

Graduates' average monthly salary (HK$)

10,712


Survey Findings of Full-time Academic Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards

Number of First-degree Graduates
in 2004/05

Employed/self-employed

1,915

(91%)

Further studies 92 (4%)
Temporary/part-time employed 34 (2%)
Unemployed 25 (1%)
Others [Note 3] 27 (1%)
Total Respondents

2,093

(100%)

Response rate

92.4%

Graduates' average monthly salary (HK$)

11,133


Survey Findings of Full-time Academic Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards

Number of Higher Degree Graduates
in 2004/05

Employed/self-employed

103

(74%)

Further studies 7 (5%)
Temporary/part-time employed 7 (5%)
Unemployed 4 (3%)
Others [Note 3] 19 (14%)
Total Respondents

140

(100%)

Response rate

57.4%

Graduates' average monthly salary (HK$)

13,487


Note 3:

Include graduates emigrated/returned to country of origin and not seeking employment.


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Research and Scholarly Activity

Allocations from Research Grants

2005 / 2006

HK$Million
Total Allocations from Research Grants

320.6

(100%)

University Grants Committee block grants

214.9

(67%)

Research Grants Council competitive earmarked research grants

45.0

(14%)

Other external competitive research grants

40.5

(13%)

Research Grants Council direct allocation

10.1

(3%)

Other non-University Grants Committee funds

10.1

(3%)


On-going Research Projects

2005 / 2006

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Total Projects Funded by Reseach Grants & External Funds by Faculty/School

986.2

(100%)

2,199

(100%)

Applied Science & Textiles

300.3

(30%)

425

(19%)
Business

50.5

(5%)

221

(10%)
Communication

49.2

(5%)

191

(9%)
Construction & Land Use

195.1

(20%)

402

(18%)
Engineering

216.5

(22%)

526

(24%)
Health & Social Sciences

163.5

(17%)

377

(17%)
Hotel & Tourism Management

11.1

(1%)

57

(3%)

2005 / 2006

Number

Total Number of Research Outputs

3,562

(100%)

Refereed outputs

2,461

(69%)

Non-refereed outputs

1,101

(31%)

Patent
Patent applications

68

Patents filed

51

Patents granted

22

Number of Research Institutes/Centres

23


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Finance

Income and Expenditure

2005 / 2006

HK$Million

Total Income

3,955.3

(100%)

Government subventions

2,206.0

(56%)

- UGC recurrent grants and subventions [Note 4]

1,588.9

(40%)

- Earmarked grants [Note 5]

422.1

(11%)

- Capital project grants

159.5

(4%)

- Grants from government agencies

35.5

(1%)

Tuition and other fees

1,023.2

(26%)

Interest and investment income

308.9

(8%)

Donations and benefactions

215.8

(5%)

Other income

201.4

(5%)

Total Expenditure

3,281.9

(100%)

Learning and research

2,447.3

(75%)

- Instruction and research

2,060.8

(63%)

- Library

128.8

(4%)

- Central computing facilities

100.8

(3%)

- Other academic services

156.9

(5%)

Institutional Support

834.6

(25%)

- Management and general

187.0

(6%)

- Premises and related expenses [Note 6]

496.9

(15%)

- Student and general educational services

129.2

(4%)

- Other activities

21.5

(1%)


Note 4: Including grants for research activities.
Note 5: Including grants for research activities and matching grants.
Note 6: Including expenditure on capital project grants.

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Staff

Staff Strength

2005 / 2006

Permanent Staff

Full-time Temporary Staff

Part-time Temporary Staff

Total Staff Strength

2,827

(100%) 1,134 (100%) 599

(100%)

Academic Departments 1,555 (55%) 1,038 (92%) 578

(96%)

Academic grade

1,008

(36%) 113 (10%) 273

(46%)

Research grade

-

785 (69%) 123

(21%)

Administrative grade

12

(<0.5%) 2 (<0.5%) -
Technical grade

177

(6%) 46 (4%) 12

(2%)

General & ancillary grade

358

(13%) 92 (8%) 170

(28%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 7]

1,272

(45%) 96 (8%) 21

(4%)

Academic grade - 5 (<0.5%) 3

(1%)

Research grade - 26 (2%) 4

(1%)

Administrative & professional grade

205

(7%) 4 (<0.5%) 7

(1%)

Technical grade

145

(5%) 12 (1%) 1

(<0.5%)

General & ancillary grade

922

(33%) 49 (4%) 6

(1%)


Note 7:

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


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Facilities

Computing Facilities

2005 / 2006

Number

Medium to large servers

438

Desktop PCs/workstations

10,654

Notebook PCs

3,654

Network outlets in campus

23,448

Online subject websites

4,159


Library Collection

2005 / 2006

Number

Monograph titles

652,478

Volumes in library

1,142,637

Current serials

5,207

Electronic resources

164,801

Audio-visual materials

319,097

Microforms

390,000

Total library holdings

2,016,535


Sports Facilities on Campus

2005 / 2006

Number

Swimming pool (50 meter) 1
Soccer pitch

1

Tennis court

4

Squash court

4

Basketball/Volleyball court 4
Badminton court
(or used for basketball/volleyball/gymnastics)
12
Basketball shooting room 1
Golf practice bay 2
Physical training room 1
Fitness room 1
Table-tennis room 1
Activity room 3

Student Halls of Residence

2005 / 2006

Number

Number of students accommodated

3,004

Sports facilities
- Swimming pool (25 meter) 1
- Fitness room 1
- Activity room 2
- Snooker room 1
- Table tennis 4

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