We stand at the junction of art and science, with a philosophy of offering high quality design education and producing high impact research and consultancy work in both pure and applied nature. While we appreciate the highest ideals of art, we believe in the creation of human-centric products, brands and services, which are relevant to industrial, commercial and community needs now and in the near future. Our approach provides a robust research foundation in design to support these ideas.
The School’s extraordinary 56-year legacy of scholarship and research in the midst of the dynamism of Asia assures us a bright future. Our highly diverse design expertise includes: Product Design, Communication Design, Advertising Design, Digital Media, Interior Design, Environment Design, Social Design, Interactive Media, Urban Design, International Design and Business Management, Design Practices, Design Strategy, Interaction Design, and Multimedia and Entertainment Technology.
We nurture nearly 900 students yearly in a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with some 50 of them being PhD students. The School provides a high level, well equipped environment that includes significant research infrastructure with eight laboratories and a variety of first class technical workshops in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a landmark building designed by Zaha Hadid (1950-2016). We believe new premises drives new thinking.
Make possibilities endless
To establish the School of Design as a top tier international design school, applying Asian innovation to global opportunities.
PolyU Design aims to be a leading transdisciplinary design school that:
- Nurtures responsible and open-minded creative talents and active learners.
- Conducts practice-based research, covering: social design, design economy, and design making.
- Contributes to innovation in Hong Kong and Mainland China, while maintaining a global perspective.
The School’s research and academic programmes are governed by our core values:
- Developing an Open Mind Frame
- Steering Positive Change
- Establishing Visionary Entrepreneurship
- Practicing Authentic Expression
- Designing Responsibly