The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
1997/1998


Student Numbers and Student Profile

Student Numbers for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

By Award

1997 / 1998

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

357

(2%)

321

(2%)

Taught Postgraduate

2863

(15%)

928

(7%)

Undergraduate

8766

(45%)

7952

(57%)

Subdegree

7463

(38%)

4678

(34%)

Total

19449

(100%)

13879

(100%)

 

By Mode by Faculty

1997 / 1998

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11430

(59%)

11136

(80%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1969

(10%)

1960

(14%)

Business & Information Systems

2735

(14%)

2620

(19%)

Communication

1164

(6%)

1164

(8%)

Construction & Land Use

1763

(9%)

1739

(13%)

Engineering

1975

(10%)

1922

(14%)

Health & Social Studies

1824

(9%)

1731

(12%)

Part-time

8019

(41%)

2743

(20%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1421

(7%)

472

(3%)

Business & Information Systems

2203

(11%)

659

(5%)

Communication

216

(1%)

101

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

1062

(5%)

319

(2%)

Engineering

1467

(8%)

525

(4%)

Health & Social Studies

1650

(8%)

667

(5%)

Total

19449

(100%)

13879

(100%)

 


Student Profile for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

1997 / 1998
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 1.1 : 1 1.4 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

 

Note 1: As of December 1997 for taught programmes and of January 1998 for research programmes.
Note 2: Excluding research postgraduate students counted outside the formal time limit and the research postgraduate student number target approved by the University Grants Committee, as well as students enrolled on the blister programme in Social Work at Diploma level in full-time mode at Government's request.

 

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Graduate Numbers and Graduate Employment

Number of Award Recipients for Programmes Funded by
University Grants Committee

By Mode by Faculty

1997 / 1998

Full-time

Part-time

Applied Science & Textiles

672

(10%)

410

(6%)

Business & Information Systems

873

(13%)

776

(12%)

Communication

415

(6%)

80

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

648

(10%)

343

(5%)

Engineering

780

(12%)

443

(7%)

Health & Social Studies

625

(10%)

507

(8%)

Total

4013

(61%)

2559

(39%)

 

Graduate Employment for Programmes Funded by University Grants Committee

Monthly Salary of Full-time Graduates in Employment

1997 Survey

Research & Taught Post- graduate

Under- graduate

Sub- degree

Overall Average in HK$

20995

12275

10775

Percentage Increase over Previous Year

-9%

+5%

-1%

 

Percentage of Full-time Graduates
by Employment Status/Sector

1997 Survey

Research & Taught Post- graduate

Under- graduate

Sub- degree

Education

19%

3%

1%

Government

4%

3%

5%

Business Services / Real Estate 6% 21% 4%
Community / Social Services 2% 13% 14%
Construction 4% 7% 10%
Engineering / Architectural / Technical Services 12% 10% 9%
Financial Institute / Insurance - 4% 2%
Trading / Wholesale & Retail 2% 13% 9%
Hospitality / Tourism - 2% 5%
Transport / Storage / Telecommunication 2% 5% 4%
Manufacturing 13% 11% 13%
Under-employed 8% 1% 2%
Further Studies 6% 4% 17%
Unemployed 8% 3% 6%
Others 15% 1% 1%

 

Note 1: The graduate numbers for 1997/98 are as of September 1998.
Note 2: The Graduate Employment Survey is held in December each year. Students who participated in the 1997 Survey graduated in the academic year 1996/97.

 

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Extra-curricular Educational Programmes for Full-time Students

1997 / 1998

Number of Programmes

Number of Participants

Physical Education Programmes

222

3882

Complementary Studies Programmes

143

4446

Counselling Group Programmes

217

6823

Leadership Development Programmes

1

90

Dinner Talks

5

462

 

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Staff Establishment Funded by University Grants Committee

1997 / 1998

Number of Posts

Academic Departments [Note 1]

1463

(52%)

Academic Grade Staff

983

(35%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

480

(17%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1339

(48%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

241

(9%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

1098

(39%)

Total

2802

(100%)

 

Note 1: Excluding research staff posts, part-time visiting lecturers and additional posts for the blister programme in Social Work & language enhancement programmes upon Government's request, but including temporary posts and the 25 part-time fieldwork supervisors in the Department of Applied Social Studies.
Note 2: Non-academic departments include Offices of the President, faculty offices, administrative units, central support services and staff club.
Note 3: Based on the approved staff establishment funded by the recurrent income of the University as of March 1997.

 

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Expenditure Met from Research Grants

1997 / 1998

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

137.6

(70%)

University Grants Committee Central Allocation

7.9

(4%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Bids

21.2

(11%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation and Conference/Seminar Grants

10.4

(5%)

Research Grants Council Central Allocation

1.6

(1%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development

17.1

(9%)

Total

195.8

(100%)

 

On-going Research Projects Funded
by Research Grants & External Funds

1997 / 1998

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles

162

(22%)

442

(20%)
Faculty of Business & Information Systems

90

(12%)

392

(18%)
Faculty of Communication

52

(7%)

170

(8%)
Faculty of Construction & Land Use

147

(20%)

396

(18%)
Faculty of Engineering

185

(25%)

449

(20%)
Faculty of Health & Social Studies

74

(10%)

337

(15%)
Educational Development Unit

16

(2%)

5

(<0.5%)
Industrial Centre

11

(1%)

8

(<0.5%)
Offices of the President

<0.5

(<0.5%)

2

(<0.5%)
Total

737

(100%)

2201

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

Income

1997 / 1998

HK$Million
General Income

2403.6

(93%)

UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 1]

1674.4

(65%)

Fees Income

544.9

(21%)

Others

184.3

(7%)

Specific Income

176.8

(7%)

Earmarked Grants [Note 1]

125.2

(5%)

Capital Grants

51.6

(2%)

Total

2580.4

(100%)

 

Expenditure

1997 / 1998

HK$Million
General Expenditure

2404.9

(92%)

Academic [Note 2]

1267.7

(49%)

Administration

148.4

(6%)

Support Services Departments

350.4

(13%)

Maintenance of Premises and Grounds

338.9

(13%)

Student Facilities and Amenities

54.0

(2%)

General Educational Expenditure

22.8

(1%)

Other Operating Expenditure

222.7

(9%)

Specific Expenditure

207.1

(8%)

Expenditure Met from Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

123.3

(5%)

Capital Expenditure

83.8

(3%)

Total

2612.0

(100%)

 

Note 1: Including grants for research activities.
Note 2: Including expenditure for research activities.

 

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Student Unit Cost for Programmes Funded by
University Grants Committee

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student

1997 / 1998

HK$Thousand

204

 

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
by Award

1997 / 1998

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

486

Taught Postgraduate

241

Undergraduate

200

Subdegree

187

 

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