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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.