Hong Kong Polytechnic University Profile

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is one of the leading universities in Hong Kong. It was formerly known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic, and it assumed full university status in 1994. The university offers a wide range of academic programs that lead to the awards of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees, as well as Higher Certificate, Higher Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, and Postgraduate Diploma.

PolyU has the following Faculties and Schools:
- Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Construction and Land Use
- Faculty of Humanities
- School of Design
- School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Ratings and Rankings:

- According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings 2010, it moved up from the 38th place in 2009 to the 30th place in 2010. In the Subject Ranking by IT & engineering, PolyU has progressed from 33rd  to 24th place over the year.

- According to the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, it is ranked 195th in 2009, 224th in 2008, 256th in 2007.

- Placed among the Global Top 100 in Engineering & IT, ranked 91st in the world (THE-QS 2009).

- The Master of Design (Design Strategies) program is placed as one of the World's 30 Best Design Thinking Programs in 2009 (BusinessWeek).

- Ranked 482nd globally in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- Rated as the 4th most productive institution among all Asian countries in publishing research papers in the area of Operations Research and Management Science, according to a study published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research in 2008.

- 34th in Asia and 497th internationally (Webometrics 2008).

- 9th globally among the Top Universities in the International Staff indicator (THES 2007).

- Placed among the Top 100 Asia Pacific Universities (ARWU 2007).

- Ranked No. 1 in the world on the number of papers published in leading journals from 2003 to 2005 in the field of civil engineering, according to a survey conducted by Thomson Scientific in 2006.

- The School of Hotel and Tourism Management is placed 4th in the world, according to a study in the international Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research in 2005.

- The School of Design is placed among the top 60 in the world and among the top 10 in Asia in 2006 and 2007 (BusinessWeek).

- The School of Accounting and Finance is ranked 2nd in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the November 2005 issue of the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

- The Graduate School of Business is placed among the world's top 100, ranked 66th in a worldwide ranking of business schools conducted by the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).