Celebrations mark major milestone
THE 10th anniversary of City Polytechnic Hong Kong marks a milestone in the institute's short history.
The polytechnic has come a long way over the last decade, but students and staff will not be dwelling on past achievements, according to Professor Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, chairman of the 10th anniversary committee.
'It is an important event because everyone on campus can see the progress made over the last 10 years,' the well-known political analyst and dean of Humanities and Social Sciences said.
'But people will be focusing on future progress, which is more important.
'Staff and students are excited about the polytechnic becoming a university and, in the coming years, we want to continue to improve the quality of teaching and research.
'After rapid growth in which a lot of time was spent on course planning and developing administration, it is time to concentrate on teaching and research.
'We want to establish our reputation as a university in these areas.' Mr Cheng said the anniversary would be used to introduce some of the polytechnic's achievements to the community and strengthen solidarity among staff, students and alumni.
'Many investors have admired the speed of the institute's growth and the quality of the programmes we offer,' he said.