PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School thrives on its geographical position in bridging the East and the West, allowing its students to develop their design strengths with a uniquely international cultural awareness at both professional and social levels. PolyU Design is ranked one of the Top Design Schools in the World by BusinessWeek, and the only School in Asia among the Top 25 in the world by Business Insider. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2016, the School is ranked top in Asia and 21st globally in the area of art and design.
In 2014, PolyU Design sets a major milestone as it relocates to the Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Through the building, an iconic form designed by Pritzker Prize award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016), the School aims to push multi-disciplinary studies and design-driven innovation.
PolyU Design's research and academic programmes are governed by our core values 1) Be Open-minded; 2) Steer Positive Change; 3) Be Entrepreneurial; 4) Be Authentic; 5) Be Responsible. We are actively engaged in applied research and consulting with a range of topics under the themes of Design Social and Design Economy, and Design Making . Academic programmes are offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
Famous designers who graduated from PolyU Design include Raman Hui (Animation), Freeman Lau (Branding, Art), Vivienne Tam (Fashion), Anthony Lo, (Automotive), Yip Kam-tim (Film), Dennis Chan (Jewelry), among others.
PolyU Design has been consistently ranked as one of the top design schools in the world since 2006.
- In 2009, BusinessWeek magazine rated our Master of Design (Design Strategies) programmes one of the World's 30 Best Design Thinking Programmes.
- In 2013, PolyU Design became the only School from Asia on Business Insider's World's Best 25 Design School list.
- In 2016, the School is ranked 1st in Asia and 21st in the world on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings® by Subject 2016 - Art and Design.
- It is also listed as one of the Top 10 Best Industrial Design Schools in the World Design Schools Hub.
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