Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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.

Address
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Polytechnic_University

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Medical research

Team develops novel self-fitting scaffold for bone regeneration

Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high-performing, self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite, the principal mineral component ...

Ophthalmology

Spectacle lens slows myopic progression by 60 percent

The Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) Spectacle Lens developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) slowed down myopia progress by 60 percent in participating children; myopic progression halted completely ...

Health

Study reveals minimalist shoes increase leg and foot muscles

In a recent study conducted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Harvard Medical School, running in minimalist shoes can increase leg and foot muscle volume, indicating its potential application in rehabilitation ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows parental training helps parents cope with stress

A project which was funded by Save The Children Hong Kong has revealed that parents from families with low monthly household income are more likely to have higher parental stress and lower parental self-efficacy.

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