China, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus isstrategically located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, on a 9.46-hectare site adjacent to the Cross Harbour Tunnel.

In addition to classrooms, laboratories and other academic facilities, the campus offers sport,
recreational facilities and other facilities including multi-purpose auditorium, Industrial Centre and language learning centers. A full range of campus services including restaurants, bookstore and banks are also provided. Student hostels are located close to the campus. The Hong Kong Polytechnic was formally established on 1 August 1972, taking over the campus and staff of the Hong Kong Technical College. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been ranked as 30th in the 100 under 50 World University Rankings 2014 by Times Higher Education (THE). Click here to find the courses offered at POLYU. To read about student exchange at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University click here.

The Country

Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers, China is the world’s second-largest
country by land area. China’s landscape is vast and diverse, ranging from forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts in the arid north to subtropical forests in the wetter south. The Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separate China from South and Central Asia. China had the largest and most complex economy in the world for most of the past two thousand years, during which it has seen cycles of prosperity and decline. Since the introduction of economic reforms in 1978, China has become one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies. As of 2013, it is the world’s second-largest economy by both nominal total GDP and purchasing power parity (PPP), and is also the world’s largest exporter and importer of goods.

The City

Hong Kong is a world city and is one of the Alpha+ cities. It ranks the 5th most important city
all over the world in Global cities index in 2014. It has the largest income inequality among
advanced economies. It also has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, and has
a high Human Development Index and high international rankings in financial and economic
competitiveness. As Hong Kong ranks as the third most important international financial centre, after London and New York City, it has a major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade, and the currency, the Hong Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world. The limited space created demand for denser construction, which developed the city into a centre for modern architecture and the world’s most vertical city.

Student life

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You have a possibility to live on campus or off-campus.

Travel opportunities

Places which you need to see: Avenue of Stars – Stunning views of the harbour tower above you, while the names of Hong Kongs movie icons lie beneath your feet. The Peak- Out of this world view of skyscrapers, the glittering harbour and the green hills of the distant New Territories. Temple Street Night Market- Souvenirs, snacks, opera singers and fortune tellersordered chaos in action. Clock Tower- A landmarke from the Age of Steam and a reminder of Hong Kong colonial heritage.