Visits by government officials
PolyU works closely with the HKSAR Government to advance higher education and support the social and economic development of Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area as an international innovation and technology hub. Over the past few months, eight senior government officials visited PolyU’s major teaching and research facilities to learn about the latest development at the University and exchange views on topics of mutual interest.
Visit by Chief Secretary for Administration and Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs
Mr Eric Chan Kwok-ki, Chief Secretary for Administration (third from left), and Miss Alice Mak Mei-kuen, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs (second from left), visited the Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations, guided by Professor Yung Kai-leung, Director of the Centre and Chair Professor of Precision Engineering (left). The delegation also visited the PolyU InnoHub to learn about the University’s support for startups and young innovators.
Visit by Financial Secretary
Mr Paul Chan Mo-po, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR (centre), met with Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman (third from right), and PolyU management at Hotel ICON, the University’s teaching and research hotel.
Visit by Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration
Mr Cheuk Wing-hing, Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration (second from right), visited the University and was shown some innovations by PolyU’s academic-led startups. They included an innovative anti-virus material developed by Dr Chris Lo Kwan-yu of School of Fashion and Textiles (left), and his interdisciplinary research team; and a green antimicrobial coating technology developed by Professor Li Pei of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology.
Visit by Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism
Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism (second from left), and his team visited the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM). Professor Kaye Chon, Dean of SHTM (second from right), showed them the School’s advanced teaching facilities, including the Tan Siu Lin Innovation Hub, resource centre, food production lab, wine lab and training restaurant.
Visit by Secretary for Education
Dr Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education (second from right), and her team visited the Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies. The delegation learned about the neurolinguistic experiments conducted in the Laboratory. They also visited the Library and the Nursing Laboratory to know more about the Virtual Hospital.
Visit by Secretary for Environment and Ecology
Mr Tse Chin-wan, Secretary for Environment and Ecology (left photo, fifth from left), visited several research laboratories related to environmental protection, including the Water and Waste Research Laboratory, Bioenergy Research Laboratory, Advanced Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, and Intelligent Building Laboratory.
Visit by Secretary for Transport and Logistics
Mr Lam Sai-hung, Secretary for Transport and Logistics (fourth from left), met with Dr Lam Tai-fai, Council Chairman (fourth from right); Professor Jin-Guang Teng, President (third from left); and PolyU management.