Higher education is changing rapidly in Hong Kong and overseas. PolyU is ready to meet the challenges to become one of the best universities both locally and globally. We fully intend to play our part in building a brighter tomorrow. Today, PolyU is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total number of students exceeding 31,800 in 2014/15.
Our Vision: Be a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.
1. To nurture graduates who are critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers, lifelong learners and ethical leaders.
2. To advance knowledge and the frontiers of technology to meet the changing needs of society.
3. To support a University community in which all members can excel through education and scholarship.
PolyU has been recognized as one of the leading universities that provide pragmatic tertiary or higher education courses (from sub-degree to doctorate level) in Hong Kong. We take pride in the quality of professional programmes and courses, with strong practical characteristics and problem-based learning, and have become the best education provider in academic areas such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Besides, PolyU has placed strong emphasis on establishing close links with institutions and organizations on the Chinese mainland. With the support of prominent leaders from the academia, professional communities and the business sector, the University has set up an International Advisory Board to provide international perspectives on matters of strategic importance.