08 May 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received donations amounting to over HK$7 million to launch the Global Student Challenge (GSC) as a major initiative to promote internationalization.
08 May 2009
More than 320 delegates attended the Sixth Asia Cornea and Contact Lens Conference organized by The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists and co-organized by PolyU School of Optometry and...
08 May 2009
The Mega-Structure Diagnostic and Prognostic System developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has won the Special Prize and Gold Medal for its application in the Guangzhou New TV Tower at the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva in early April.
06 May 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has joined forces with Peking University to establish the PolyU - Peking U Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics.
06 May 2009
According to the latest research report on "Customer Perceived Value of Hong Kong's Retail Sector", Hong Kong retailers made an improvement in the CPV Index from 97.0 in the last survey to 98.4 in the latest survey...
06 May 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University named its Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre (the Centre) after Dr Frank Tsao Wen-king, Founder and Senior Chairman of IMC Group.
07 Apr 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has achieved further breakthrough in developing cancer drugs. The innovation has recently been awarded at the 37th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products of Geneva.
02 Apr 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has recently received research funding totaling more than $9 million from the Research Grants Council (RGC), the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) and industry partners to advance the study of nanostructured materials on both theoretical and technological application sides.
16 Mar 2009
Working in collaboration with the government departments, researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University are taking active steps to ease traffic noise generated from frictional contact between vehicle tyre and road surface.
13 Mar 2009
Civil and structural engineering experts of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) were recently granted two first-honour research awards in the technology category by the Technology Development Centre, established under the Ministry of Education in Mainland China.
04 Mar 2009
HONG KONG, 4 March - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has signed an agreement with the CareLife Healthcare Limited (CareLife) today and received a strong boost of HK$30 million from the company to support further research and development of its patented, award-winning "Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Meter".
23 Jan 2009
A pioneering research by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has uncovered the previously unknown anti-inflammatory mechanism for soothing the pain arising from arthritis, and thus unlocked the key to conducting further researches on the relationship between functional foods and this common crippling disease.
02 Jan 2009
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) begins a new era this year in welcoming Professor Timothy W. Tong as new President with effect from 1 January 2009.
28 Nov 2008
PolyU is working closely with the Russian Space Agency in designing a state-of-the-art space tool which will be carried onboard a Russian spacecraft for the Red Planet in the 2009 Sino-Russian Space Mission.
31 Oct 2008
With the support of world-renowned electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics Hong Kong, the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at PolyU has garnered more momentum in advancing hospitality technology.
22 Oct 2008
Prof. Lorraine Justice, Swire Chair Professor of Design and Director of School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been bestowed with the Education Award by the Industrial Designers Society of America.
11 Sep 2008
Health experts of PolyU who have rendered their quality services to members of the China's national sports teams in preparation of the Beijing Olympics were thanked and praised.
10 Sep 2008
PolyU researchers have made significant progress in applying virtual technology to facilitate scenario planning for large-scale construction projects, enabling property developers and project managers to save cost and avoid delays.
03 Sep 2008
The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of PolyU will stage the "Washed Out" denim exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery of London College of Fashion from 8 to 19 September 2008.
21 Apr 2008
The Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (21 April) announced the appointment of Prof. Timothy W. Tong, currently Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the George Washington University in the United States, as its new President with effect from 1 January 2009.
14 Jan 2008
The last of a series of seven surveys of residents’ opinions towards Hong Kong Disneyland conducted by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) found that residents’ opinions towards the Disney theme park were still mixed, shifting more to the negative.
17 Dec 2007
The prize winning research were on Nano-structured Photonic Fibres & Fabrics, Nano-structured Materials Generation System, Polymer-bonded Magnetic Devices, PolyJbot Rehabilitation Robotic System, Intelligent Warehouse Optimizing System and A Novel Integrative Acupressure Pen for Pain Relief
12 Dec 2007
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has appointed world-renowned architect Ms Zaha Hadid as the Architect of its new “Innovation Tower”. This building will be her first permanent architectural work in Hong Kong.
02 Oct 2007
Following the signing of space collaboration agreement between China and Russia earlier this year, scientists at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) got a new chance to design their state-of-the-art space tools for a mission to Mars onboard a Russian spacecraft.
19 Sep 2007
According to the latest research report on “Customer Perceived Value in Hong Kong’s Retail Sector” conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s Faculty of Business, both local and non-local shoppers are becoming less satisfied with the services of Hong Kong’s retail sector.
17 Sep 2007
The world’s first database storing 3D head and face measurements of ethnic Chinese has come into use, after 18 months of dedicated efforts by pioneering researchers of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As a result of this important ergonomic data, industrial designers will now be able to design products that fit Chinese people properly.
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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.