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In just a few years' time, service-learning (SL) has built up a strong momentum at PolyU and the SL community has expanded greatly. The Service-Learning and Leadership Office (SLLO) takes great pride in the instrumental role we play in developing and supporting SL at PolyU. Some of the achievements regarding SL that PolyU has made so far include:
The Global Teaching Excellence Award is the first global award to recognize and celebrate an institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was recognised for its service-learning initiative. PolyU is one of 27 finalists and the only Asian University to make it to the final round.
The judging panel, which consisted of educators and academics from all five continents, felt that "The University's 'Service Learning' initiative plays a pivotal role in its institutional strategy, with major efforts being invested in making it inclusive and of sufficient scale to be available to all students.” “Three things that characterised the finalists’ success are: a strong commitment to teaching through mission relevant strategies; second, the scholarship of teaching and learning is absorbed into continuous professional development programmes; and third, the encouragement of participating in placements, internships and volunteering – all of which are hugely enriching the student experience.”
2017 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Finalist

UGC Teaching Award

The annual UGC Teaching Award was introduced in 2011 to honour those who excel in teaching in the UGC sector. The Award does not only recognise past and present teaching performance and achievements, but also the teachers' leadership in and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning within and across institutions. The awardees are expected to become "ambassadors of good teaching" to collectively make a real and sustained impact in promoting teaching excellence.
2016 Dr Grace Ngai & Dr Stephen Chan
The global Reimagine Education competition 2016 attracted 807 submissions from 56 countries. 527 entries were accepted and 140 shortlisted. The international panel of judges consisted of 40 experts who evaluated the projects based on three main criteria: innovation, impact, depth or scalability.
2016 Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs, Team led by Prof Daniel T.L. Shek, "Social Enterprise" Category, Bronze


2016 "希望旅程" 服務學習夏令營, Outstanding Project 優秀項目
2015 Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development, "Presence Learning" Category, Shortlisted
2015 Technology Beyond Borders - A flagship credit-bearing service-learning subject, "Teaching Delivery" Category, Shortlisted
The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program organize by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.
2014 A mobile Computing Center: A Lab in a Suitcase on a Tuktuk, Inclusion and Community, Merit
The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims to recognise and promote outstanding ICT inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.
2014 A mobile Computing Center: A Lab in a Suitcase on a Tuktuk, Best Digital Inclusion (Service), Silver
Every two years, the WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards recognize select organizations whose use of IT has exhibited exceptional achievement within five broad categories: Public Sector Excellence, Private Sector Excellence, Mobile Excellence, Digital Opportunity and Sustainable Growth. In addition, a special Chairman’s Award is presented to a nominee from the entire pool of candidates from all five categories.
2014 A mobile Computing Center: A Lab in a Suitcase on a Tuktuk, Digital Opportunity Award, Nominated



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