About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), established in 1937, has been dedicated to bringing positive impact to the world’s development through its quality education and innovative research. PolyU emphasizes nurturing and unleashing students’ creativity and preparing them to be leaders of tomorrow with a serving heart to the community. As the largest publicly funded university in Hong Kong in terms of student population (over 32,000 students), PolyU is a dynamic international learning and research community with international students and academic staff-members from over 40 countries. • 6th in the QS “50 Under 50” list of world's top young universities 2016/17 • 22nd in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2016 • Unique world-class programmes with guaranteed internship opportunities (Work Integrated Education) • Extensive global network to enrich students’ overseas learning experiences All PolyU programmes are designed to equip students with knowledge and professional skills needed for the globalised world. Students can choose from a diverse and wide range of programmes, many of our programmes are internationally recognised for their unique combination of theory and practice, and some of our subject areas are ranked in the world’s top 50 in the subject rankings. PolyU has 6 faculties and 2 schools as follows : • Faculty of Applied Sciences and Textiles • Faculty of Business • Faculty of Construction and Environment • Faculty of Engineering • Faculty of Humanities • Faculty of Health and Social Sciences • School of Design •School of Hotel and Tourism Management
- Hong Kong is located in eastern Asia. It borders the South China Sea to the south, west, and east, and shares a land border with mainland China to the north. It consists of 4 main areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories, and the Outlying Islands. - The city which is a major gateway to China, is vibrant, colorful and attractive and becomes the favored city of China for science and technology as it has a robust intellectual property protection and legal system. - Hong Kong is a city full of impressive high rises, and a fusion of eastern and western cultures. Over the years, the city is remembered and known as ‘Asia’s World City'. Hong Kong is the world's most popular tourist destination. It is crowded but exciting for all visitors. As so many tourists say; is the most popular place to involve both eastern and western cultures, and participate traditional and modern life. - City’s some great attractions are; Victoria Peak- the highest point of Hong Kong islands, Lamma Island, Ocean Park, Man Mo Temple which is the oldest temple of Hong Kong, International Finance Centre, Po Lin Monastery located in Lantau Island. - There are so many shopping malls, department stores, boutiques, and street markets which bring all the world famous- brands together. In addition to this, there are so many leading international financial centers improving the global mobility and supports job creation and growth. -Hong Kong is also home to most popular universities such as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong. Students from abroad can join so many activities from visiting temples to shopping. The official language in Hong Kong is Mandarin, however, Hong Kong people speak Cantonese and English. - Things to know about Hong Kong: Safe and comfort to go ! Getting around is easy ! Best metro and airport ! Lots of free wifi ! Shops are open late ! Many places to go ! Colorful nights ! Numerous Festivals and Fairs !