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08 Mar 2017
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed the most energy-efficient Light Emitting Diode (LED) filament technology.
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06 Mar 2017
Professor Cheung Yiu-ming from the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), and his team has invented a new technology entitled “lip motion password” (lip password) which utilises a person’s lip motions to create a password.
27 Feb 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd. (CASIL), a public-listed subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), reached a strategic collaborative research framework agreement to advance aerospace engineering.
17 Feb 2017
PolyU is delighted to learn that the Panel found good practices worthy of commendations in all the audit areas and the two audit themes – Enhancing the student learning experience and Global engagements: strategies and current developments.
17 Feb 2017
The Sustainability Management Research Centre (SMRC) in the Department of Management and Marketing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (14 February) announces the results of the 4th Hong Kong SME Business Sustainability Index (HKSMEBSI).
17 Feb 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is celebrating its 80th Anniversary this year with a Global Leader Lecture Series in which influential leaders in different professions around the globe will be invited to PolyU to deliver lectures on a wide range of topics.
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16 Feb 2017
A research team of the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University has discovered a novel autophagy regulator for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and was granted a US patent for the study.
27 Jan 2017
The Sustainability Management Research Centre (SMRC) in the Department of Management and Marketing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has announced the results of the 2nd Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index (HKBSI) 29 December 2016. Overall average score is up 9.5% and top 20 companies up 20.2%
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12 Dec 2016
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed the Smart Indoor Cultivation Platform that can be set up in urban buildings and save water consumption by 95% compared with conventional methods.
01 Dec 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is proud to unveil the plaque today (30 November) for the “PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System” (Joint Lab).
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28 Nov 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) kicked off a series of celebration activities for its 80th anniversary on 25 November 2016.
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15 Nov 2016
A researcher team led at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) evaluated the impact of weather changes on tourists’ behaviour and their level of satisfaction while visiting Hong Kong.
14 Nov 2016
Presided over by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Council Chairman Mr Chan Tze-ching and President Professor Timothy W. Tong, the 22nd Congregation held on 12 November 2016.
08 Nov 2016
The Third Summit on University Social Responsibility (USR), a key initiative of the University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network), kicked-off today (4 November) in Beijing.
04 Nov 2016
The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to announce a MicroMasters programme in International Hospitality Management to bridge the knowledge gap between higher education and the workplace.
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04 Nov 2016
The Third Summit on University Social Responsibility (USR), a key initiative of the University Social Responsibility Network (USR Network), kicked-off today (4 November) in Beijing.
02 Nov 2016
Lund University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University clinch collaborative agreements with Technical University of Denmark and University of Bologna on mission to advance global food safety.
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26 Oct 2016
Significantly improves suspension performance and collect suspension energy.
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17 Oct 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s proprietary optical fibre sensing technology in monitoring railway has been adopted overseas, for the first time, in metro lines in Singapore.
06 Oct 2016
The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (“LUI Che Woo Prize”) Laureate Professor Yuan Longping, widely known as “Father of the Hybrid Rice”, delivered a public lecture to a full house at Hotel ICON, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 4 October.
29 Sep 2016
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) signed Memorandums of Understanding and Agreement on educational and research collaboration with The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), the national university of Cambodia, on 19 September 2016 (Monday) at the signing ceremony in Cambodia.
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29 Sep 2016
Scissor-like structured platform for vibration suppression.
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29 Sep 2016
Method and instrument for measuring water absorption and transport properties of fabrics.
29 Sep 2016
A durable catalyst developed for green biodiesel production from low grade feedstock through one-step catalysis.
Study on minimalist shoes
28 Sep 2016
In a recent study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Harvard Medical School, running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, indicating its potential application in rehabilitation programme.
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21 Sep 2016
A novel multi-potent drug removes arginine from the blood and kills cancer cells.
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23 Aug 2016
A project which was funded by Save The Children Hong Kong has revealed that parents from families with low monthly household income are more likely to have higher parental stress and lower parental self-efficacy.
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08 Aug 2016
A team at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was commissioned to scrutinise the operational performance of Rio de Janeiro metro trains before the official launch of the Olympic line at Rio de Janeiro on 30 July 2016.
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04 Aug 2016
Hotels usually offer rewards to customers in form of economic or social benefits. Researchers in Hong Kong have recently conducted a study to explore how customers perceive different types of rewards and how those perceptions influence customer loyalty.
27 Jul 2016
While breastfeeding has become more common across the globe in recent years, lactating women may not be aware of the nutrient adequacy of their breast milk and how their daily diet affects their nutrition intakes.

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Giants in history

Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal (27 August 1946 – 8 July 2020) was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes.
David T. Wong (born 1936) is a Hong Kong-born American neuroscientist who is best known for discovering the antidepressant drug fluoxetine, better known as Prozac.
Charles Kuen Kao (Nov. 4, 1933 to Sept. 23, 2018) was an engineer who is regarded as the father of fibre optics. His work in the 1960s on long distance signal transmission using very pure glass fibres revolutionized telecommunications, enabling innovations such as the Internet.