Among the 20 units of assessment in which PolyU was assessed, PolyU received outstanding ratings with the highest percentage of 4-star and 3-star ratings for Materials Science and Materials Technology, Computer Studies/Science and Hotel Management and Tourism. PolyU also performed well in the units of assessment for Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering (incl. Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering), Textile Technology and Aerospace Engineering, as well as Civil Engineering (incl. Construction Engineering & Management) and Building Technology. PolyU’s Optometry, Rehabilitation Sciences and other health care professions have also shown marked improvements in research performance.
PolyU is also recognised for its commitment in delivering research of outstanding impact, as well as providing an environment conducive to producing research of a world-leading or internationally excellent quality.
Professor Wing-tak Wong, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU, said, “Over the years, PolyU has been working tirelessly in research and innovation, with a clear purpose to contribute to the betterment of mankind. Our researchers are committed to conducting forward-looking research projects, and our research strengths are enhanced through interdisciplinary exchanges and inter-institutional partnerships. PolyU will continue to build on its strengths to make further progress in impactful research, in order to address societal challenges now and in the future.”
The UGC maintained its efforts in assessing the research performance of the UGC-funded universities through the RAE 2020. The period covered in this assessment was from October 2013 to September 2019.