The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is entering a new era of development with a lot of positive momentum. The University is now ranked among the top 100 in the world by Times Higher Education, Quacquarelli Symonds and US News, three of the most prestigious university ranking organisations. PolyU will embrace new opportunities to make further impactful contributions for the benefit of society. Hong Kong’s transformation into an international I&T hub will soon accelerate thanks to the measures recently outlined in the Government’s “Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Development Blueprint”. In this regard, the University will harness its expertise in STEM disciplines, interdisciplinary research, and emerging technologies to support Hong Kong’s I&T advancement. PolyU will also reinforce the city’s efforts to cultivate the whole-person development of young people, as outlined in the Government’s first “Youth Development Blueprint”, by continuing to provide the best holistic education for students.


As PolyU forges ahead as a socially responsible and innovative world-class university, we can also look back at 2022 as an important year for the University, since it represented PolyU’s 85th Anniversary. During the year, a wide range of events were held to celebrate the historic Anniversary, including a memorable Celebration Dinner, a star-studded Grand Concert, inspiring public lectures, an insightful sharing session by an Olympic Diving Champion, an exciting Sportathon, alumni homecoming activities, and many more. In this cover story, you can learn more about these meaningful activities that brought together the PolyU community under the Anniversary theme “We Are PolyU, Together We Excel”.