Chung-Kwong Poon

Firms rise to the challenge despite stiff competition

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from diversified industries grabbed the spotlight at the 2007 Hong Kong Awards for Industries, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday.

Thursday, 24 January, 2008, 12:00am

Generations of graduates were trained for the times

WITH ABOUT 240,000 graduates to its credit, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University can justifiably feel proud - not just because of the sheer number of its alumni, but also for being at the forefront of Hong Kong's post-war development.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Outburst just doesn't add up

Why one of the world's greatest living mathematicians suddenly picked on two lightweight institutions like City and Polytechnic universities has been baffling many in the local academic community.

The Harvard-based, Chinese University-educated Yau Shing-Tung (below left) was in town a week ago to accept an award. Out of the blue, he made some rather unkind remarks.

3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

University heads meet Chief Executive

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa hosted a lunch for the heads of the Universities Committee recently at Government House.

28 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Peter Woo to join key body

Defeated Chief Executive candidate Peter Woo Kwong-ching is among those named as deputies to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), it emerged yesterday.

Also included are former executive and legislative councillor Lo Tak-shing and retired police commissioner Li Kwan-ha.

22 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Sculpture backed by university chiefs

Three university heads last night said the controversial Pillar of Shame sculpture, commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre, could stand on their campuses if students overcame technical difficulties.

Although they raised concern on safety and security matters, the principals said students were free to express their opinions.

25 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

PolyU has designs on mainland

The School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University has established an alumni association to promote the profession in Hong Kong and China.

With an initial membership of more than 300 design graduates, the association aims to combine the efforts of its talented young members to boost the development of the profession.

27 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Congress a reality

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University feels both proud and privileged to have the opportunity to organise the Asian Industrial Technology Congress 1997.

We are also honoured to be collaborating closely with six co-organisers in holding this event.

6 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Exchange programmes hailed as boost for learning and commerce

Co-operation between Chinese and Hong Kong academics could bring great benefits to tertiary institutions and businesses, the president of Hong Kong Polytechnic University said.

Professor Poon Chung-kwong said there were hundreds of scholars in China whose distinguished research could enrich Hong Kong's universities and create business opportunities.

31 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Vice-chancellors' role as 'yes men' attacked

The Hong Kong Federation of Students plans to call for the resignation of the five university vice-chancellors from the committee preparing for the territory's return to China.

The federation is furious about the vice-chancellors' role in the Preparatory Committee, describing them as no more than 'hand-raising machines'.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Popularity boost for joint scheme

HONG KONG Polytechnic saw its second batch of successful graduates under its unique industry-led Integrated Graduate Development Scheme (IGDS), offered in collaboration with Britain's Warwick University and the Hong Kong Management Association.

The number of graduates increased by 42 per cent from 50 in 1993 to 71 this year.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Doors closed on knowledge

I WAS shocked to hear that the Hong Kong Polytechnic will be raising its library card annual fee for graduate students from $400 to $1,000, and that for outside readers to $2,000 a year. This pricing policy compares unfavourably to those of other tertiary institutions in Hong Kong where graduates are only charged $500 a year, at the most.

17 May 1994 - 12:00am

Study tour to broaden perspective

TWENTY-EIGHT students from the Hong Kong Polytechnic are looking forward to gaining valuable experience when they go abroad on the polytechnic's travelling scholarship this summer.

The students will receive a total sum of $322,240 from various sponsors. On their study tour, they will visit Europe, Canada, Australia, China, Japan and other parts of the world.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am

by Shirley Kwok

TERTIARY students are collecting signatures and preparing for an open debate in protest against their college heads being appointed Hong Kong affairs advisers to China.

They are planning a joint protest at the airport when their college presidents and 47 other advisers set off to Beijing for the appointment ceremony in the middle of next month.

14 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Helping industry with quality seal

THE Hong Kong Polytechnic has won recognition for putting its ''quality stamp'' on a recent Hong Kong venture in China.

The institution received the ISO-9002 Quality Assurance Certification for systems it has developed for a new garment plant set up in China by a Hong Kong company.

7 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

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