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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

General information

Website

Address

Address: 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Email

Fax

Fax: 
+852 23640246

Phone

Phone: 
+852 27665111

Rankings

Ranking TypeRanking YearRanking Value
QS World University Rankings
2016
116
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
2017
192
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
2017
240

Introduction

The Hong Kong Polytechnic was formally established on 1 August 1972, taking over the campus and staff of the Hong Kong Technical College. Its mandate was to provide application-oriented education to meet the community’s need for professional manpower resources. In the academic year 1971/72, before its handing over to the Polytechnic, the Technical College had just over 1,700 full-time day, 740 part-time day release and 9,340 part-time evening students in eight teaching departments.

 

With most of the College’s courses at technician and craft levels already transferred to the Morrison Hill Technical Institute established in 1969, the new Polytechnic started off focusing on achieving teaching standards appropriate to a Polytechnic. Since then, the Polytechnic has undergone extensive development and rapid expansion. The Institution launched its first five degree programmes in 1983, and introduced its first MPhil and PhD programmes in 1986 and 1989 respectively.

 

With approval from the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee for self-accreditation of degree programmes, the Institution assumed full university status on 25 November 1994, changing its name to “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University”.