FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1937
6 Faculties & 2 Schools
Around 29,000 Students
To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind.
Be a leading university that advances and transfers knowledge, and provides the best holistic education for the benefit of Hong Kong, the nation and the world.
• To pursue impactful research that benefits the world.
• To nurture critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers and socially responsible global citizens.
• To foster a University community in which all members can excel in their aspirations with a strong sense of belonging and pride.
Established in 1937, PolyU has evolved alongside the economic and social development of Hong Kong and the world, with remarkable accomplishments at home and beyond over the years. Since its founding, PolyU have nurtured more than 370,000 graduates. Many of them have become leaders in their industries and professions, making significant contributions to the social and economic development of Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the world.
PolyU is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student population. Currently, we have around 29,000 students studying in over 160 programmes offered by the University ranging from research and taught postgraduate to undergraduate and sub-degree levels, including a number of programmes that are unique in Hong Kong. We have the following Faculties and Schools:
• Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
• Faculty of Business
• Faculty of Construction and Environment
• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
• Faculty of Humanities
• School of Design
• School of Hotel and Tourism Management
Our enriched curriculum imparts professional knowledge and provides Service-Learning and real-world experience, nurturing graduates who can survive in a highly competitive international arena and are ready to serve global society.
Moving with the times, PolyU have been responding proactively to the growing trend in online learning by developing Massive Open Online Course and MicroMasters programmes, which have attracted more than 200,000 global learners. To extend the frontier of knowledge, PolyU's internationally recognized research has produced an abundance of innovations, from world changing discoveries to business and industrial solutions and innovations for social good. The availability of state of-the-art research centers and facilities have fostered ground-breaking multidisciplinary collaborations and research outcomes.