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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Situated on China’s South Coast in Hong Kong, amidst east and west cultures and skyscrapers, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is located in the Hung Hom area of Kowloon with a campus featuring  state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities as well as amenities for students and staff.


QS ranking recognition     
Thanks to its innovative methods of education, and groundbreaking research achievements, PolyU, where the chief language of instruction is English, has been ranked:


Discover The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s astounding performance in a number of other QS rankings here.

Innovative education model

PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong that incorporates Work-Integrated Education and Service-Learning as mandatory components within the undergraduate curriculum, encouraging students to apply their knowledge in practice to address societal needs and improve the lives of the needy. Hence, graduates are sought after by employers.

The University has close links with institutions, professional and business sectors at home and abroad. This gives PolyU students countless learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Through student exchange and internship programmes, leadership training, Service-Learning programme as well as other co-curricular activities, students are nurtured to be future leaders with a global outlook.

A research and entrepreneurship powerhouse  
PolyU’s culture of blazing new trails drives the University to challenge boundaries and uncover knowledge that benefits mankind. It has a reputation for delivering high-impact research projects and successful student startups. Entrepreneurship is highly encouraged by the University, with various funding schemes in place to provide seed funding to budding entrepreneurs. You can find out more about entrepreneurship development here.

Researchers at the University also conduct groundbreaking applied research to resolve imminent socioeconomic issues. Recent discoveries include anti-cancer drug candidates to fight cancers, optical fibre sensing technologies to monitor railway operations, and automation systems to enhance aircraft safety and maintenance. Find out more about Hong Kong Polytechnic’s research accomplishments here.

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2016
111
2017
=95
2018
  • 65
    Overall Score
  • 70.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 54.5
    Citations per Faculty
  • 52.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 58
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 80.2
    International Students
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2017
  • 82.1
    Overall Score
  • 84.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 70.7
    Employer Reputation
27
2015
8
2015
27
2016
6
2016
29
2017
6
2017
6
2018
=27
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 85.4
    Overall Score
  • 92.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 85.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 80.2
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 99.7
    International Students
  • 76
    Inbound Exchange
  • 70.6
    Outbound Exchange
  • 31.6
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 59.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 74.7
    Citations per Paper
27
2015
8
2015
27
2016
6
2016
29
2017
6
2017
6
2018
=27
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 65
    Overall Score
  • 1994
    Establishment Year
  • 95
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,447
International
1,275

Number of students

20,972
Postgraduate 27%
Undergraduate 73%

Number of international students

5,251
Postgraduate 63%
Undergraduate 37%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

13 Undergraduate Courses

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32 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.