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PolyU was named a Golden Winner in the category of Regional Award Asia at the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2015: Reimagine Education in Philadelphia, US, with the project “A personal learning environment and network (PLE&N) to support peer-based, social and lifelong learning”. Led by Prof. Eric Tsui at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the winning project was about the adoption of a set of public domain tools in the cloud in support of personalised, peer-based social learning to supplement formal classroom learning. Professor Tsui's entry was rated favourably by the judging panel across all the judging criteria.

Known as the Oscars of Higher Education, this global competition recognised the world’s most innovative projects designed to improve pedagogy and/or employability. This year, submissions from 520 universities and enterprises in 50 countries were received, with 22 awards given out by a panel of 40 international experts – all from “who’s who” of higher education.

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Source: PolyU website