The Times Higher Education Awards are widely recognised as the 'Oscars of higher education'. PolyU Service-Learning received THE Awards Asia 2022 : Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year.
PolyU institutionalized a comprehensive service-learning component into our undergraduate curriculum to meet the needs of today’s society for adaptable, socially responsible, and civic-minded professionals. Our service-learning programme integrates rigorous academic learning with meaningful community service and critical reflection, through which we expect students to deepen their understanding of academic concepts and apply them for the betterment of society. We also expect them to learn how to collaborate with others, creatively solve problems, think critically, and build character – in short, to be a 21st-century global citizen. Achieving this required a holistic, sustainable and institutionalized strategy that is inclusive and supportive with high standards of quality and outcomes, targeting multiple aspects of teaching and learning. The success of our strategy is demonstrated via strong positive impacts on students and community – 2021 saw 4,508 students enrolled into 69 subjects, contributing over 180,000 hours of community service – along with external recognitions and leadership.Read MoreHide
At the Reimagine Education Awards 2017/2018 , the University received the Gold Award in “Sustainability” category for the Service-Learning subject entitled “Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development”
The Global Teaching Excellence Award is the first global award to recognize and celebrate an institutional commitment to the pursuit of teaching and learning excellence. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was recognised for its service-learning initiative. PolyU is one of 27 finalists and the only Asian University to make it to the final round.
The judging panel, which consisted of educators and academics from all five continents, felt that "The University's 'Service Learning' initiative plays a pivotal role in its institutional strategy, with major efforts being invested in making it inclusive and of sufficient scale to be available to all students.” “Three things that characterised the finalists’ success are: a strong commitment to teaching through mission relevant strategies; second, the scholarship of teaching and learning is absorbed into continuous professional development programmes; and third, the encouragement of participating in placements, internships and volunteering - all of which are hugely enriching the student experience.”
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, FinalistRead MoreHide
The annual UGC Teaching Award was introduced in 2011 to honour those who excel in teaching in the UGC sector. The Award does not only recognise past and present teaching performance and achievements, but also the teachers' leadership in and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning within and across institutions. The awardees are expected to become "ambassadors of good teaching" to collectively make a real and sustained impact in promoting teaching excellence.
Dr Grace Ngai & Dr Stephen Chan
The global Reimagine Education competition 2016 attracted 807 submissions from 56 countries. 527 entries were accepted and 140 shortlisted. The international panel of judges consisted of 40 experts who evaluated the projects based on three main criteria: innovation, impact, depth or scalability.
Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs, Team led by Prof Daniel T.L. Shek, "Social Enterprise" Category, Bronze
Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development, "Presence Learning" Category, Shortlisted
Technology Beyond Borders - A flagship credit-bearing service-learning subject, "Teaching Delivery" Category, Shortlisted
The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) is an international awards program organize by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide. By providing networking and product benchmarking opportunities to ICT innovators and entrepreneurs in the region, the program is designed to stimulate ICT innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.
A mobile Computing Center : A Lab in a Suitcase on a Tuktuk, Inclusion and Community, Merit
The Hong Kong ICT Awards aims to recognise and promote outstanding ICT inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises in their constant pursuit for creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.
A mobile Computing Center : A Lab in a Suitcase on a Tuktuk, Best Digital Inclusion (Service), Silver