Hong Kong Polytechnic University

That's one smart dummy

Allan Chan Chee-kooi with an smart i.Dummy

As oxymorons go, Allan Chan Chee-kooi has created a fitting one: a smart dummy.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 1:12pm

Polytechnic University is accused of shielding don

A professor has accused a Polytechnic University investigative panel of trying to protect his supervisor.

A professor has accused a Polytechnic University investigative panel of trying to protect his supervisor who, he says, tried to stop him holding a seminar critical of the new Sha Tin-Central rail line.

10 Nov 2012 - 4:03am 1 comment

Educators upgrade IT roles

With information technology (IT) underpinning the way many schools and universities deliver and support programmes, IT professionals in the education sector frequently find themselves working on groundbreaking technology.

While the same can be said of IT professionals at corporations, the education sector presents a number of key differences.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

One-woman training brand

Virginia Choi has come a long way since her United Christian Hospital (UCH) roots, where she worked in community relations (CR), offering social services, community mental health education and, eventually, into human resources (HR), focusing on staff training - the profession where she is now an industry leader.

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Learning to serve

The number of arrivals to Hong Kong in 2011 hit a record high of almost 42 million, according to figures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Top degree for sector leaders

Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management PolyU

The Doctor of Hotel and Tourism Management offered by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) aims to train hospitality industry executives to excel in a volatile business environment.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Configuring land of the future

Underground, above the ground, and under the sea - Hong Kong's Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) surveyors play a vital role in shaping, preserving and making the best use of the city's landscape.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A wider horizon

After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) with a degree in business administration in 2001, Simon Tam joined the banking industry. He has worked for a couple of banks, and is currently a manager at the headquarters of the Bank of Communications. Tam finds working in the industry rewarding as he can help clients in needs.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Labourers get advice on how to avoid heatstroke

Construction workers toiling in the hot sun have a new guide setting out how long they can stay on the job without risking heatstroke.

The guide, drawn up by a research team from Polytechnic University, takes into account different factors including the nature of the job, the worker's fitness and habits, the weather and pollution.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Dara Sum Dick-wah School Hong Kong Polytechnic University Grade Year Two Sport Taekwondo


29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Reserved for sector elites

Executive Masters in Global Hospitality SHTM - PolyU

The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) hopes to provide a global leadership development experience to senior hoteliers through its Executive Masters in Global Hospitality Leadership.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creative project sways judges

Environmental concepts, innovation and multiple functions were combined in one groundbreaking design that earned Rocco Design Architects the Medal of the Year for local achievement at the Hong Kong Institute of Architects' (HKIA) annual awards.

14 May 2012 - 12:00am

Eco-conscious buildings win awards

Two innovative, environmentally friendly designs claimed the city's top architectural awards this year, as the organiser vowed to wake up developers who put profit before the planet.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Digging into China's first moon mission

A Chinese soup spoon inspired Professor Yung Kai-leung to design a robot tool to pick up rocks on the moon.

The device, still in the prototype stage, will be attached to a four-metre-long robotic arm and put on board China's unmanned Chang'e-5 rocket due to land on the moon in 2017.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Enviro-technology course at PolyU

To satisfy the increased demand for advanced knowledge and skills in the practical application of green-building technology, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU) is set to introduce focused core courses in some undergraduate programmes.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am