The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

World University Rankings 2024
World Reputation Rankings 2023
Young University Rankings 2023
11 Yuk Choi Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

With 86 years of proud tradition and ranking among the world’s top 100 institutions, PolyU aspires to be an innovative world-class university with a strong sense of social responsibility, driven by its motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.

The University provides the best holistic education to nurture socially responsible leaders of tomorrow who possess a strong sense of national identity and a global perspective and pursues impactful innovation and interdisciplinary research to address the world’s most pressing challenges. A robust culture of knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the University, ensuring PolyU’s technologies are transformed into practical real-world applications. The professional education model of PolyU adopts a unique experiential learning approach which comprises of Work-Integrated Education, Service-Learning, Overseas Exchange Opportunities, Leadership Programmes and Entrepreneurship Education.

The University takes lead in a range of disciplines on the global academic arena, including hospitality and leisure management, art and design, civil and structural engineering, social sciences and public health, to name just a few. On top of that, we are ranked 1st globally in CoinDesk’s “Best Universities for Blockchain 2022”.

Situated in the heart of the city, PolyU’s campus features state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, as well as a wide range of innovative undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate degree programs across nine faculties and schools: Business, Construction and Environment, Engineering, Health and Social Sciences, Humanities, Science, Design, Fashion and Textiles, and Hotel and Tourism Management.


PolyU nurtures future-ready global leaders by implementing a broad-based curriculum for holistic academic development. We are the first university in Hong Kong that incorporates Work-Integrated Education and Service-Learning as mandatory components within the undergraduate curriculum, preparing students to become civic-minded professionals with leadership skills, cross-cultural capabilities, a global perspective, and a heart to serve.

PolyU has established student exchange partnership networks with 280+ universities / institutions overseas to foster students’ international outlook. We are committed to empowering students to become global future leaders who can inspire positive social change while embracing their unique skill sets—whether in tech, research, sports, arts, STEM, and more. Our newly incorporated undergraduate programmes, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics (AIDA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE), cultivate leaders adept at navigating the Industry 4.0 era and emerging technologies.

Life@PolyU is more than an academic success. PolyU offers a supportive community to help you navigate campus life. Fuel your passion with our student development programmes and various activities in sports, art and culture, wellness activities, etc. Experience the rich tapestry of campus life by joining our clubs and societies. Our halls of residence offer a vibrant ecosystem with many opportunities for you to develop a life-long global network. By immersing yourselves in numerous exciting and joyful hall activities, you may build friendship with fellow students from diverse cultures and nationalities.


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Contact Us: 

Academic Registry

24-hour hotline: (852) 2333 0600
Fax: (852) 2334 6671

Global Engagement Office

Tel: (852) 2766 5116
Fax: (852) 2333 9974
Email: General   
Exchange / Study Abroad
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Graduate School

General enquiry: (852) 3400 3635
Fax: (852) 3400 2980

Addressing Societal Needs with Impactful Research

PolyU has been harnessing its world-class research and knowledge transfer capabilities to make a positive impact. Our notable research innovations span across Deep Space Exploration, Smart Cities, Materials & Sensing Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, AI & Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing. PolyU has contributed to the Nation’s first Mars mission with the Mars camera and co-established Hong Kong’s first Aviation Services Research Centre with Boeing to develop technologies for the aviation industry, to name but a few.

Explore rankings data for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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Key statistics

  • 30.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 38%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 30%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 20,034
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health


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