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Top Health and Social Sciences programme and Top Humanities Programme offered by PolyU: a Closer Look to PolyU Optometry and Other Undergraduate Degree Programmes

PolyU is devoted to offering top health and social sciences programme and top humanities programme. PolyU Optometry takes pride in being the unique undergraduate degree programme in Hong Kong.

Building on our heritage, PolyU is determined to challenge boundaries, uncover knowledge and strive for innovation, as manifested in our new brand promise ‘Opening Minds. Shaping the Future’. We offer top health and social sciences programmes, such as PolyU Optometry, together with top humanities programmes in contribution to the improvement of the well-being of global citizens.

Through Top Health and Social Sciences Programme, PolyU Exerts Efforts to Tackle Global Challenges

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were introduced by the United Nations after the historic UN Summit in 2016. Various global issues were brought to the world's attention, including poverty, gender equality, climate change and more. As a responsible education entity, PolyU continue to exert cross-nation efforts on combating these problems through innovative research and education. In response to the challenges on sanity and public health, we provide top health and social sciences programmes to foster the discussion of possible solutions and nurture future leaders of the industry. The Faculty of Health and Social Sciences consists of five subsidiary departments / schools, each conducting research on a highly specialised area such as Applied Social Sciences, Health Technology and Informatics, Rehabilitation Sciences, Nursing and Optometry. PolyU fully endorses the research in our departments and is dedicated to raise the school's global recognition. In the QS World University Ranking by Subjects in 2017, our School of Nursing was ranked 30th among institutions of higher education in the world.

PolyU Optometry, the Only Undergraduate Degree Programme in Optometry in Hong Kong

With the proliferation of smart gadgets, the public concerns about vision care is soaring, so is the demand for optometry services. PolyU Optometry takes pride in being the only undergraduate degree programme in Hong Kong, providing the professional education necessary for the development of optometrists. Students are offered chances to practice in our teaching center, a leading optometric clinic in Asia. Therefore, every graduate of PolyU Optometry is well equipped with insightful knowledge and practical skills, ready to contribute to the industry. The school’s vision is that graduates would be benefited through our comprehensive courses and research, thus capable of further spreading our belief and expertise for the well-being of the community, the nation and even the world.

  1. Top Humanities Programme offered by the Faculty of Humanities

  2. PolyU houses one of the youngest faculties of Humanties in the city. Yet, the youthfulness of the faculty furnishes it with energy and creativity. The top humanities programmes offered by our faculty cover various disciplines, including Chinese and Bilingual Studies, English, Chinese Culture and the like. Our programmes have gained worldwide recognition: the school has been ranked 106th in the world, and 20th in Asia by the QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2017.

  3. In regard to Linguistics, we are rated 34th in the QS list of top universities by subject 2017. Our academic programmes are highly pivoted on multilingual and intercultural competency, together with the global vision of students. We are committed to exploring opportunities for interdisciplinary practice, and creating a dynamic platform for intellectual exchange. Through this uniquely designed programme, we are confident that we will be able to make a difference to societies on a national and international level.