The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Figures
1999/2000


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

By Award

1999 / 2000

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Research Postgraduate

397

(2%)

348

(3%)

Taught Postgraduate

2465

(14%)

886

(6%)

Undergraduate

8384

(47%)

7648

(56%)

Subdegree

6613

(37%)

4812

(35%)

Total

17859

(100%)

13694

(100%)

 

By Mode by Faculty

1999 / 2000

Headcounts

Full-time Equivalents

Full-time

11755

(66%)

11368

(83%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1899

(11%)

1899

(14%)

Business & Information Systems

2054

(12%)

2008

(15%)

Communication

1115

(6%)

1115

(8%)

Construction & Land Use

1720

(10%)

1698

(12%)

Engineering

2619

(15%)

2496

(18%)

Health & Social Sciences

2348

(13%)

2152

(16%)

Part-time

6104

(34%)

2326

(17%)

Applied Science & Textiles

1062

(6%)

361

(3%)

Business & Information Systems

1313

(7%)

461

(3%)

Communication

184

(1%)

93

(1%)

Construction & Land Use

799

(4%)

277

(2%)

Engineering

1270

(7%)

498

(4%)

Health & Social Sciences

1476

(8%)

638

(5%)

Total

17859

(100%)

13694

(100%)

 


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

1999 / 2000
Full-time Part-time
Sex Ratio ( Male : Female ) 1 : 1 1.3 : 1
Average Age in Years 21 30

 

Note: As of November 1999 for taught programmes and of January 2000 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.

 

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Student Numbers for Self-financed Programmes

By Award

1999 / 2000

Headcounts

Programmes Leading to PolyU Awards [Note 1]

3716

(11%)

Taught Postgraduate

1293

(4%)

Undergraduate

1522

(4%)

Subdegree

901

(3%)

Programmes Leading to Overseas Awards [Note 2]

1493

(4%)

Research / Taught Postgraduate

659

(2%)

Undergraduate

774

(2%)

Subdegree

60

(<0.5%)

Other Professional & Continuing Education Programmes
Not Leading to Awards & Seminars [Note 2]

29733

(85%)

Total

34942

(100%)

 

Note 1: As of November 1999 for programmes leading to PolyU awards.
Note 2: Including programmes, short courses, workshops and seminars offered in 1999/2000 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]

1999 / 2000

Number of Programmes

Number of Participants

Physical Education Programmes

180

3030

Complementary Studies Programmes

153

4589

Counselling Group Programmes

229

5174

Leadership Development Programmes

2

129

Dinner Talks

3

207

 

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Staff Strength Funded by University Grants Committee [Note 1]

1999 / 2000

Number of Staff

Academic Departments

1485

(53%)

Academic Grade Staff

967

(34%)

Non-academic Grade Staff

518

(18%)

Non-academic Departments [Note 2]

1319

(47%)

Administrative & Professional Grade Staff

240

(9%)

General/Technical & Ancillary Grade Staff

1079

(38%)

Total

2804

(100%)

 

Note 1: Based on the actual staff numbers as of December 1999.  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

1999 / 2000

HK$Million
University Grants Committee Block Grants

195.2

(77%)

Research Grants Council Competitive Bids

29.3

(12%)

Research Grants Council Direct Allocation

11.2

(4%)

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

1.4

(1%)

Research Grants Council Central Allocation

0.8

(<0.5%)

University Grants Committee Teaching Development

13.2

(5%)

University Grants Committee Areas of Excellence

0.6

(<0.5%)

University Grants Committee Interface between Tertiary and School Sectors

0.7

(<0.5%)

Total

252.4

(100%)

 

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

1999 / 2000

Cumulative Funding HK$Million

Number

Faculty of Applied Science & Textiles

183.0

(21%)

415

(17%)
Faculty of Business & Information Systems

68.8

(8%)

309

(12%)
Faculty of Communication

38.1

(4%)

169

(7%)
Faculty of Construction & Land Use

200.0

(22%)

524

(21%)
Faculty of Engineering

311.9

(35%)

694

(28%)
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

85.3

(10%)

382

(15%)
Educational Development Centre

3.3

(<0.5%)

3

(<0.5%)
Industrial Centre

0.8

(<0.5%)

1

(<0.5%)
Total

891.2

(100%)

2497

(100%)

 

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Income and Expenditure for Activities Funded by
University Grants Committee

Income

1999 / 2000

HK$Million

General Income

2449.5

(80%)

UGC Recurrent Grants and Subventions [Note 1]

1759.0

(58%)

Fees Income

538.9

(18%)

Others

151.6

(5%)

Specific Income

606.1

(20%)

Earmarked Grants [Note 1]

377.3

(12%)

Capital Projects Grants

228.8

(7%)

Total

3055.6

(100%)

 

Expenditure

1999 / 2000

HK$Million

General Expenditure

2253.2

(78%)

Academic [Note 2]

1387.9

(48%)

Administration

158.3

(5%)

Support Services Departments

314.8

(11%)

Maintenance of Premises and Grounds

252.9

(9%)

Student Facilities and Amenities

54.1

(2%)

General Educational Expenditure

26.0

(1%)

Other Operating Expenditure

59.2

(2%)

Specific Expenditure

631.5

(22%)

Expenditure Met from Earmarked Grants [Note 2]

362.9

(13%)

Expenditure on Capital Projects

268.6

(9%)

Total

2884.7

(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

1999 / 2000

HK$Thousand

188

 

Recurrent Expenditure Per Full-time Equivalent Student
by Award

1999 / 2000

HK$Thousand

Research Postgraduate

533

Taught Postgraduate

247

Undergraduate

180

Subdegree

164

 

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