PolyU commenced the new academic year 2020/21 on 7 September, welcoming more than 4,600 undergraduates and 5,000 postgraduates to the University. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the eight Faculties and Schools, together with the Student Affairs Office, various administrative offices and student bodies, introduced their academic activities, student support services and co-curricular activities to freshmen through a series of online orientation sessions and the online Orientation Info Day.


In his video message to all students, PolyU President Jin-Guang Teng said, “I hope that you will become leaders in your professions and the community, with a strong sense of social responsibility to make positive changes to our society, the nation and the world.”


President Teng also stressed three aims for students studying at PolyU: to cultivate positive values, to develop self-directed learning skills, and to embrace diversity and inclusiveness with due respect for each other. These values represent the key qualities PolyU aims to foster in its students, in addition to professional knowledge and skills, to enable them to have a more rewarding and meaningful university life.