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Old July 24th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #21
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how come the 5th floor and the 10th floor signs are so far off? Are those separate buildings?
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Old July 24th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #23
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how come the 5th floor and the 10th floor signs are so far off? Are those separate buildings?
There's actually a hole in between those 2 blocks but then they join again a bit further up. Good question. Not too sure of the answer though!
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Different floor height?
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Old July 24th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #25
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Could be, but not sure how the floors can match up at the joined sections!
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Maybe this explains it...

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Are we looking at the correct render?!

There is a different render in post U/C -thread of Hong Kong View Single Post 473 which makes more sense to me.
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PolyU's Asian-focused doctorate satisfies global need
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The hotel and tourism industry has long been a strong economic pillar of Hong Kong. Though it is changing fast, the demand for excellence continues. In order to maintain the city's image as a favoured destination, specialists who are able to think strategically and can cope with constant change are essential.

This is the aim of Polytechnic University's doctor of hotel and tourism management programme, the first doctorate in this field. With a focus on the Asian hotel and tourism industry, the programme is designed to cater for senior industry executives, senior staff in governmental and non-governmental organisations and academics seeking a doctorate in hotel and tourism management.

Kaye Chon, director of the school of hotel and tourism management at PolyU, said the programme was an opportunity for the school to be a leader in this field.

"There is a global need for the doctoral degree, the industry wants to advance the knowledge. This is an opportunity for us to be an innovator and it has proven to be successful," Professor Chon said.

This year marks the third intake of students. About 20 students are enrolled each year and the screening depends on a personal interview. Priority will be given to students with sound career experience and leadership attitudes.

Mindful of students' work schedules, the programme offers flexible classes. It consists of nine subjects with a total of 27 credits and a 24-credit 40,000 to 70,000 words thesis. The programme involves a 30-hour intensive study week stretched across six days.

Professor Chon said Asia was now at the centre of hospitality and that Asians have become increasingly active in international travel. He believes that the mainland will soon become the number one destination for worldwide travellers and as a window to the mainland, Hong Kong has a lot to offer by hosting this kind of programme.

Soyon, a student on the programme with a master's degree in hotel administration from Cornell University said she enrolled because the programme specifically catered to Asian countries. "I studied in the United States for my master's degree," she said. "But I wanted a doctoral programme from an Asian country, or other academic streams outside America, in order to strategically enhance my knowledge and insights."

She said that the programme provided an interactive learning environment, combining knowledge about the industry with insights from academic experts. The course, with its Asian paradigm in hospitality, best provided that opportunity, she felt.

"We went to the Banyan Tree last year, the participants included executives from three hotel companies such as the senior vice-president and the general manager. It was an amazing opportunity to listen to their presentations and discuss hot issues in the industry. It opened my eyes to the next generation in the hospitality industry."

Another student, Lin Shu-ying, who is a lecturer in the department of hospitality management at MingDao University in Taiwan, said the school of hotel and tourism management was recognised as one of the world's leading schools in its field, so she wanted to be a part of it.

She said the programme provided a mixed-mode of study, which allowed part time and full time modes of study. "I came to Hong Kong to study. I took two subjects per semester and spent around seven days for each visit. With the intensive mode class time schedule and good time management, I did not feel like I was struggling with the course while working at the same time."

The normal duration for full-time study is 21/2 years with a maximum study period of five years. The part-time programme can take from five to eight years.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:39 PM   #34
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Thanks for the larger renderings!
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PolyU School of Hotel & Tourism Management's World Leadership Position Strengthened
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The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is ranked no. 2 in the world among academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on total research output in the 11 leading hospitality and tourism journals over the 15-year period from 1992 to 2006. This is another concrete proof that SHTM is committed to achieving global excellence in hospitality and tourism education.

The league table appears in the study "A World Ranking of the Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs" which will be published in the November 2009 issue of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research. This year PolyU's ranking has moved up from the 4th place in 2005 to the 2nd place in 2009, and it remains the only non-US based institution in the top five. The top five institutions in the rank are Cornell University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Michigan State University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Pennsylvania State University.

SHTM Director Professor Kaye Chon said, "As a global centre of excellence in hospitality and tourism education for the 21st century, the School is well poised to lead the world's hospitality and tourism education in the years to come."

It is also worth noting that for a more recent 5-year period from 2002 to 2006, the same study revealed that PolyU is ranked no. 1 in the world, which clearly indicates PolyU's leadership in research in more recent years.

PolyU had the foresight to establish its School of Hotel and Tourism Management as the best hotel and tourism school in the world. The University unveiled a plan four years ago to develop dedicated premises for the School, in the same year when SHTM was ranked fourth in the world ranking. With the School now moved up to rank second in the world, the PolyU Teaching and Research Hotel has also reached its "pre-opening stage". Professor Chon remarked, "As we are preparing for the opening of the Hotel in 2010, we seek to scale new height and attain higher level of excellence in the years ahead." Indeed, the international status of the School as a world-class institution will be further strengthened through the success of the Hotel.

SHTM is well known as the pioneer of hotel and tourism education in Hong Kong. Since 1979, the School has graduated generations of talented students who suit the rigorous requirements of the hospitality and tourism industry. Its recent achievements include:

• 2009 – Second ranking in the world among academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.
• 2005 – Top ranking among Asian institutions and fourth in world-ranking based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research.
• 2003 – Institutional Achievement Award from International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) for innovation and contribution to the field of tourism education.
• 2002 – Designation as World Headquarters and Secretariat for the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST).
• 2000 – TedQual (Tourism Education Quality) Certification from United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
• 1999 – Designation as Asia's only university among the 16-member UNWTO Education and Training Network.

SHTM's major strength is its international scope, and it prides itself on its internationally recognised faculty members. With 60 academic staff drawing from 18 countries, the School offers programmes at levels ranging from PhD to Higher Diploma.
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PolyU listed among the top 200 universities in the world
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has made a great leap forward in the “Times Higher Education-QS World University Ranking 2009” of the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). It has moved up from the 224th place in 2008 to the 195th place in 2009 in the league table, and is now listed among the top 200 universities in the world.

In the sub-category of Subject Ranking by Engineering and Information Technology, PolyU is doing even better. It has leapfrogged from the 121st place to 91st place over the year, making it on the list of top 100 universities in the disciplines of engineering and information technology.

PolyU President Prof. Timothy W. Tong said this is another concrete proof that the University is committed to achieving academic excellence in a professional context. He also called on staff and students to keep up with their commendable efforts and scale new heights in the future. “The improved ranking also ties in well with our determination to increase our presence and impact on the world higher education stage,” said Prof. Tong.

The THES rankings are based on six criteria, including: peer review carried out among academics, review of graduate recruiters, staff-to-student ratio, citations of academic papers, percentage of overseas staff and percentage of overseas students. With internationalization being a key strategic direction for coming years, PolyU is confident that it will achieve higher ranking in the near future.

“It is worth noting that PolyU is also offering some subjects such as design, textile and hotel management which are beyond the scope of assessment by the THES league table,” Prof. Tong said.

PolyU School of Design was twice rated as one of the top 10 design schools in Asia by BusinessWeek in 2006 and 2007. More recently, its Master of Design (Design Strategies) programme has been rated among the world’s top 30 best “design thinking programmes”, according to a survey published in the BusinessWeek (2 October 2009).

The University’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management is also a leading provider of hospitality education in the Asia-Pacific Region. It was ranked Number Four among the world’s top hotel and tourism schools based on research and scholarship, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research in 2005.

Other independent surveys have also re-affirmed the strength of its faculty members. PolyU is the only university in Asia and Australia to cut a mark in the ranking of the top 50 business schools – its Faculty of Business was ranked 42nd for its finance and economics research by a study published in the Journal of Financial Economics (2009 September Issue). The rankings are based on the average research rankings provided by 11 previous studies over the period 1970-2001. The research productivity is based on 36 economics journals and the top five of the finance journals used by the earlier ranking studies.

In another league table, the Faculty of Business was ranked 66th in the world and Number Three in Asia, according to an independent ranking exercise by the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) based on research contribution in the 2004-2008 period.

In terms of engineering publication performance, PolyU is ranked 63rd in the world, according to the 2009 by fields Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities conducted by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The ranking employs objective indicators that evaluate both quantity and quality of a university’s scientific papers, and incorporates the assessment of long-term and short-term achievements in the composite measures. PolyU was ranked 72nd in the same league table last year.

PolyU also excels in civil engineering research output. In reviewing the number of papers published in leading journals from 2003 to 2005 in the field of civil engineering, PolyU was ranked number one in the world, according to an independent survey conducted by the Thomson Scientific, an established authority in compiling Science Citation Index.
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