The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
1998/1999


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

By Award

1998 / 1999

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

373

(2%)

333

(2%)

Taught Postgraduate

2417

(13%)

851

(6%)

Undergraduate

8502

(46%)

7744

(56%)

Subdegree

7001

(38%)

4813

(35%)

Total

18293

(100%)

13741

(100%)

 

By Mode by Faculty

1998 / 1999

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11646

(64%)

11307

(82%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1912

(10%)

1912

(14%)

Business & Information Systems

2070

(11%)

2030

(15%)

Communication

1140

(6%)

1140

(8%)

Construction & Land Use

1735

(9%)

1719

(13%)

Engineering

2559

(14%)

2449

(18%)

Health & Social Studies

2230

(12%)

2057

(15%)

Part-time

6647

(36%)

2434

(18%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1155

(6%)

374

(3%)

Business & Information Systems

1356

(7%)

463

(3%)

Communication

199

(1%)

96

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

976

(5%)

312

(2%)

Engineering

1365

(7%)

510

(4%)

Health & Social Studies

1596

(9%)

679

(5%)

Total

18293

(100%)

13741

(100%)

 


Student Profile for Programmes Funded by
University Grants Committee [Note]

1998 / 1999
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 1.1 : 1 1.3 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

 

Note: As of December 1998 for taught programmes and of January 1999 for research programmes. Excluding research postgraduate students who were studying beyond the formal time limit or who were counted outside the research postgraduate student number target as approved by the University Grants Committee, but including students enrolled on the blister programme in Social Work at Diploma level in full-time mode at Government's request.

 

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Student Numbers for Self-financed Programmes

By Award

1998 / 1999

Headcounts

Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards [Note 1]

2499

(8%)

Taught Postgraduate

933

(3%)

Undergraduate

797

(3%)

Subdegree

769

(3%)

Programmes Leading to Overseas Awards [Note 2]

1190

(4%)

Research / Taught Postgraduate

246

(1%)

Undergraduate

944

(3%)

Other Professional & Continuing Education Programmes
Not Leading to Awards & Seminars [Note 2]
26479 (88%)
Total 30168 (100%)

 

Note 1: As of December 1998 for programmes leading to PolyU awards.
Note 2: Including programmes, short courses, workshops and seminars offered in 1998/99 by School of Professional Education & Executive Development, Centre for Professional & Business English, China Business Centre, Management & Executive Development Centre and PolyU Outpost Centre.

 

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Extra-curricular Educational Programmes
for Full-time Students [Note]

1998 / 1999

Number of Programmes

Number of Participants

Physical Education Programmes

173

2996

Complementary Studies Programmes

98

3225

Counselling Group Programmes

168

4727

Leadership Development Programmes

2

155

Dinner Talks

3

360

 

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Staff Strength Funded by University Grants Committee [Note 1]

1998 / 1999

Number of Staff

Academic Departments

1459

(52%)

Academic Grade Staff

941

(33%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

518

(18%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1356

(48%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

242

(9%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

1114

(40%)

Total

2815

(100%)

 

Note 1: Based on the actual staff numbers as of December 1998.  Excluding part-time, temporary and research staff.
Note 2: Non-academic departments include Offices of the President, faculty offices, administrative units, central support services and staff club.

 

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Research and Scholarly Activity

Expenditure Met from Research Grants

1998 / 1999

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

148.5

(69%)

University Grants Committee Central Allocation

0.3

(<0.5%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Bids

27.7

(13%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation and Conference/Seminar

12.1

(6%)

Research Grants Council Co-operative Research Centres Scheme and Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme

0.5

(<0.5%)

Research Grants Council Central Allocation

1.7

(1%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development

16.1

(8%)

University Grants Committee Areas of Excellence

7.4

(3%)

University Grants Committee Interface between Tertiary and School Sectors

0.3

(<0.5%)

Total

214.6

(100%)

 

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

1998 / 1999

Cumulative Funding
HK$Million

Number

Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles

172

(21%)

434

(18%)
Faculty of Business & Information Systems

63

(8%)

286

(12%)
Faculty of Communication

50

(6%)

176

(7%)
Faculty of Construction & Land Use

172

(21%)

468

(20%)
Faculty of Engineering

261

(32%)

610

(26%)
Faculty of Health & Social Studies

80

(10%)

370

(16%)
Educational Development Unit

15

(2%)

4

(<0.5%)
Industrial Centre

11

(1%)

4

(<0.5%)
Total

824

(100%)

2352

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

Income

1998 / 1999

HK$Million

General Income

2638.7

(89%)

UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 1]

1894.9

(64%)

Fees Income

541.4

(18%)

Others

202.4

(7%)

Specific Income

339.0

(11%)

Earmarked Grants [Note 1]

267.6

(9%)

Capital Grants

71.4

(2%)

Total

2977.7

(100%)

 

Expenditure

1998 / 1999

HK$Million

General Expenditure

2171.5

(84%)

Academic [Note 2]

1277.9

(49%)

Administration

163.6

(6%)

Support Services Departments

286.0

(11%)

Maintenance of Premises and Grounds

270.8

(10%)

Student Facilities and Amenities

53.7

(2%)

General Educational Expenditure

18.6

(1%)

Other Operating Expenditure

100.9

(4%)

Specific Expenditure

414.3

(16%)

Expenditure Met from Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

274.5

(11%)

Capital Expenditure

139.8

(5%)

Total

2585.8

(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

1998 / 1999

HK$Thousand

180

 

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
by Award

1998 / 1999

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

493

Taught Postgraduate

230

Undergraduate

173

Subdegree

160

 

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