PolyU | Top university in Hong Kong: 80-Year Pursuit of Academic Excellence - Research Profile of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Stands out from other Hong Kong Universities

Opening Minds, Shaping the Future - History and the Current University Ranking of Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Studying in universities in Hong Kong is a rewarding experience. The city boasts modernity and sophisticated technology, which make it one of the best places for education in the world. Among the 20 degree-awarding higher education institutions and Hong Kong universities, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been one of the leading universities in terms of quality learning and teaching and applied research. Founded 80 years ago in 1937, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University started as the Government Trade School, offering course on marine wireless operating, mechanical engineering and building construction. Throughout the years, it evolved into the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972, and finally assumed full university status and was renamed the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994. Till now, we have been tenacious in providing top-notch tertiary education programmes. We were ranked 6th in QS Top 50 Under 50 2018 among the universities in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. With our unchanging commitment to quality university education in Hong Kong, we will continue to nurture graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.

World-class Schools and Faculties - All-round Development of Students

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is known as the best university of Hong Kong in providing hospitality education programme. PolyU¡¯s School of Hotel and Tourism Management was ranked 3rd in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, which further affirmed the substantial effort of our faculty members. Apart from the hospitality programme, we also provide various courses catering the multiple interests and needs of students. Our faculties cover subjects including applied sciences, business, engineering, design, humanities and so on. Through our programmes, students are offered with numerous chances to get involved in different dynamic learning environment. Their horizons are widened by learning out of the classroom and engaging in community services, which reflect our emphasis on linking innovation with application.

Leading Research University in Hong Kong - Apply to Serve the Community

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a name equivalent to sophisticated research. As the university of Hong Kong committed to leading research, we are dedicated to developing new solutions to the everyday challenges in the community we serve. Exemplifying our belief in ideas that could change the world, our research team has been endeavouring to derive new technology for the betterment of mankind in a whole new level. As invited by the Russian Federal Space Agency, we have developed a device that would sift through the soil of Mars¡¯ innermost moon, Phobos, searching for signs of life. We have also created a groundbreaking new surgical tool, the Novel Surgical Robotic System (NSRS), which marked a milestone in the minimally invasive surgery, thus enhancing the wellbeing of patients.