Embarking on a new journey as the main entrance is unveiled
The unveiling of PolyU’s Main Entrance symbolises the University’s transition to the next stage of its journey in the pursuit of excellence in education, research and knowledge transfer. From a technical college to a world-class university, PolyU has made significant contributions to society over the decades, creating impactful solutions and nurturing leaders and professionals to propel Hong Kong’s economic and societal development. As Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area develop into an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub, the University is well positioned to support the transformation, further contributing to the Nation’s scientific and technological advancement.
PolyU hosted the Main Entrance Unveiling Ceremony to celebrate the University’s 85th Anniversary, while marking another milestone in its development.
More than 600 distinguished guests, alumni, staff and students joined Mr John K. C. Lee, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Chancellor of PolyU; Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman; and Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President; to celebrate the joyful occasion in August 2022.
The unveiling was also witnessed by dignitaries including Mr Eric Chan Kwok-ki, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR; Dr Zhang Zhihua, Director General of the Youth Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; members of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council; Mr Carlson Tong, then Chairman of the University Grants Committee; and Chairmen and Presidents of other local universities.
The University also paid tribute to its former and current Council and Court Chairmen and Members, and former Presidents and Directors, for their distinguished leadership, as well as friends and supporters for their unwavering support over the years.
The Unveiling Ceremony was officiated by Guest-of-Honour Mr John K.C. Lee, Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Chancellor of PolyU (third from left); Mr Eric Chan, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR (second from right); Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman (third from right); Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President (second from left); Prof. Wong Wing-tak, PolyU Deputy President and Provost (right); and Dr Miranda Lou, PolyU Executive Vice-President (left).
PolyU has been keeping pace with societal developments through its advances in education and innovation. Its graduates have become leaders and pioneers in different sectors of society, contributing to the social, cultural and economic development of Hong Kong. The University has also helped Hong Kong fulfil its role as an international I&T hub, reshaping the world with knowledge.
~ Mr John K. C. Lee
Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Chancellor of PolyU
The unveiling of the Main Entrance marks the beginning of another stage of development and a new chapter for PolyU.
~ Dr Lam Tai-fai, PolyU Council Chairman
PolyU will continue to strive for excellence and march forward, helping Hong Kong to become an international innovation and technology hub, and make new contributions to the scientific and technological advancement of the Nation.
~ Professor Jin-Guang Teng, PolyU President
The main entrance provides a warm welcome to the University’s stakeholders and visitors, reflecting PolyU’s proud heritage, and creating lasting memories for university members. The design of the iconic main entrance blends our signature red brick architectural style with classical colonnade features. More than just a new landmark, the main entrance manifests PolyU’s continuous pursuit of excellence, taking its world-class education and research to a new era.