The Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA) has just officially established its first university student branch at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 14 May 2013.
An inauguration ceremony was held on the same day on the PolyU campus. During the ceremony, HKIOA committee members, PolyU professors and the branch committee members have sharing on the prospects of the industry and acoustic education.
Along with the growth of environmental awareness in recent years, tertiary education in Hong Kong is now putting more concern and resources on the environmental discipline by introducing many new related programmes and courses to educate and equip students to satisfy the demand on human resources from the industry. The branch aims to act as the bridge between the students and the experienced acoustic professionals so that they can lay foundation in their future career while the acoustic industry also can benefit from the talent bank in the University.
The Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA), founded in 1993 in Hong Kong by a group of local acousticians, is the only learned professional acoustical society in Hong Kong. It has involved and contributed to various Government consultation exercises related to noise control policies and legislative amendments. Currently, the Institute has more than 400 members from different disciplines including architecture, building services, engineering consultancy, education, government, research and academics, majority of them are also Chartered Engineers or members of other local and overseas professional institutions.