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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ITC department website Opening Minds . Shaping the Future
Spring 2020

Online teaching at ITC

Face-to-face teaching and hands-on laboratory and studio sessions have been suspended since the end of the Chinese New Year holiday on 3 February 2020 in response to the challenge of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. ITC senior management has closely monitored the situation, devised prevention and control measures, as well as coordinated and facilitated online teaching resources with various parties in their efforts to help students continue with their learning. Nearly 60 online classes were smoothly conducted via MS Teams in the past five weeks. Subject lecturers, and local and overseas students interacted with each other in an online environment.



Dr Harry Lee further appointed as adjunct professor

Dr Harry Lee, SBS, JP, Chairman of TAL Apparel, has made many valuable contributions to the development of the fashion and apparel industry during his 30 years in the textile and garment industry.

Prof. Narren Barfeld - Provost of RCA appointed as ITC Academic Advisor

ITC is pleased to announce new appointment of Prof. Naren Barfield, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the Royal College of Art (RCA) as academic advisor.

Prof. David Hinks - Dean of NCSU Wilson College of Textiles appointed as ITC Academic Advisor

ITC is pleased to renew the appointment of Prof. David Hinks, Dean, Wilson College of Textiles of North Carolina State University (NCSU) as academic advisor.

Prof. Jintu Fan judges fashion, science & tech competition

Prof. Jintu Fan, Head and Chair Professor of ITC, co-chaired the jury committee of the 3rd Upstyle Award: International Competition.

The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust pledged scholarship support

The Vincent & Lily Woo Trust, an ardent supporter of PolyU and ITC, has pledged their support for a newly proposed programme - the BSc (Honours) in Digital Fashion.

Li & Fung supports ITC students in international retail competition

Li & Fung will support four ITC students to participate in the Future Retail Challenge student competition in Rome in October.


UGC video features Prof. Calvin Wong

The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong who interviewed Prof. Wong on the functions and industrial impact of WiseEye in a video titled ‘Video on Impactful Research’.

Prof. John Xin receives China National Science & Technology Progress Award

Prof. John Xin and his research team were the Second Prize recipients of the China National Science & Technology Progress Award 2019 for their work entitled “Key Technologies and Industrialization of Digital Printed Colours on Textiles”.

Prof. Jason Choi produces top cited papers in a premier journal

Prof. Jason Choi has been recognized by Wiley-Blackwell Publishers for two top cited papers in the Production and Operations Management journal, which is a “UTD-listed FT50” premier business journal of the Production and Operations Management Society in the United States.

Prof. Kinor Jiang and Ms Nico Liu funded to enhance student learning experiences

Prof. Kinor Jiang recently obtained a Teaching Development Grant of HK$200,000, whereas Ms Nico Liu received internal funding of HK$100,000 for a project titled “Make the Best Use of the Contact Hours by Implementing Visual Learning Scenarios and Peer Learning Groups”.

Yishu Yan puts Hong Kong in spotlight at 2019 Arts of Fashion Foundation Competition

ITC PhD student Yishu Yan had the exciting opportunity to attend the 18th Arts of Fashion Foundation Competition which was held at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Announcement of Future Retail Challenge 2020 team members

ITC BA students will be participating in the prestigious Future Retail Challenge student competition which will be held in October 2020 in Rome.

Sheng Qiu collects Gold Award at 3rd Keqiao-China International Formal Attire Design Competition

Sheng Qiu (MA in Fashion & Textile Design, 2018) won Gold Award in the Student Group of Creative Fashion at a Design Competition.

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