A committee has been set up at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to promote cultural activities on campus. The Culture Promotion Committee is chaired by Professor Leung Tin-pui, PolyU vice-president (quality assurance), with the support of the General Education Centre, Departments of English and Chinese Bilingual Studies, the Students' Union, Postgraduate Association and Staff Association. The committee hopes to encourage staff and students to participate in on-campus cultural activities. 'University students should have all-round training. As such, they should not only be good professionals, but also have a good understanding of art,' Professor Leung said. Campus life would be enriched if more cultural activities were provided, he said. Alex Li Chi-tak, president of the Students' Union, welcomed the setting up of the committee, saying that students generally lacked cultural understanding. The Jockey Club Auditorium, which was opened at PolyU recently, is an ideal venue for students and the public to organise and take part in cultural activities. The auditorium accommodates up to 1,090 people and has modern stage and audiovisual facilities. A podium cum amphitheatre in front of the entrance can be used for outdoor parties, promotions, exhibitions and other types of activities.