The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU, Chinese: 香港理工大學) specialises in professional education in Hong Kong. The University’s teaching units are grouped under six faculties and two schools; the 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, alongside with School of Design and School of Hotel and Tourism Management. The University is the sole provider of full-time degree or higher diploma programmes in Hong Kong in the following areas: computing and management, design, engineering physics, fashion and textiles, geomatics, international shipping and transport logistics, medical laboratory science, optometry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and radiography. The University maintains strong partnership with the business and industrial sectors. The current President of the University is Prof. Timothy W. Tong. Prof. Chung-Kwong Poon retired on 31 December 2008 and the University Council decided to confer the title of "President Emeritus" on him in recognition of his dedicated and distinguished service to the University.
Enhancing the productivity of yarn makers
Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a new yarn manufacturing technology that can increase productivity with less energy consumption.
Team develops new method for rapid authentication of edible oils and screening of gutter oils
The Food Safety and Technology Research Centre under the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new method for rapid authentication of edible ...
Durable, washable and high-performance conductive textiles
In a new method for preparing electrically conductive textiles, the textile surface is modified with a negatively charged polyelectrolyte poly(methacrylic acid sodium salt) (PMANa) or poly(acrylic acid sodium salt) (PAANa) ...
Mapping lunar landscapes in panorama
The Camera Pointing System (CPS) is a sophisticated tool capable of controlling a camera's movement with precision as well as protecting the camera under extreme conditions.
Phototherapy device for neonatal jaundice
O-blanket is an innovative phototherapy device for neonatal jaundice, consisting of a light-emitting fabric covered by a wrapper made of top, reflective and back fabrics. The lightemitting fabric is woven from side-emitting ...
Adaptive hydrotherapy wetsuit
This user-operated adaptive hydrotherapy wetsuit is for people with limited mobility, in particular paraplegic patients and the elderly. As water can minimize the impact on patients' joints and muscles during conditioning ...
Catalyst for green biodiesel production from unrefined feedstock
Biodiesel is a sustainable liquid fuel originated from biomass. However, traditional liquid biodiesel catalyst generates a huge amount of waste water in the final purification procedure.
Hong Kong's first identified dinosaur-era vertebrate
A ~147 million-year-old Jurassic-aged osteoglossoid osteoglossomorph fish Paralycoptera from outcrops at Lai Chi Chong has been described. This fossil represents the first dinosaur-era fish - as well as vertebrate - from ...
New technique for rapid detection of drugs-of-abuse
The development of reliable, convenient and cost-effective methods for drug analysis is crucial in the control and the fight against drug abuse. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a new technique, named ...
Multilayer nanofibre face mask helps to combat pollution
Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a ground-breaking filter technology that guards against the finest pollutants in the air.