The Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University announced today (19 July) that the current President, Professor Teng Kam-kwong, will be reappointed for a new term of five years from 2024 July 7 to 1 June 2029.

The Management Assessment and Remuneration Committee of the Council recommended renewal to the Council after extensive consultation with different stakeholders, including the University Advisory Board, University Management, Deans of Faculties, PolyU Staff Association, PolyU Alumni Association and student representatives, and received unanimous support from all Council members at the meeting.

PolyU Council Chairman Lam Tai-fai said that Mr Tang worked closely with the Council and various stakeholders of the University to effectively implement the development policies and goals formulated by the Council. Since his appointment, PolyU's QS World University Rankings have jumped from 106th to 65th. Lam believes that Teng Jinguang pays attention to the whole-person development of students, cultivates students with a sense of home and country and an international perspective, and believes that with the outstanding leadership skills of the other party, he will be able to lead PolyU to new heights and become an innovative world-class university.

Teng Kam Kwong expressed his gratitude to the Council for its recognition and support, and will continue to do its utmost to lead PolyU to create new glory in education, scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and build PolyU into an innovative world-class university. He said that PolyU will cultivate more outstanding talents with a sense of home and country, global vision and social responsibility for the society, and in terms of scientific research and innovation, PolyU will closely meet the needs of the society and contribute to the development of Hong Kong and the country's self-reliance in science and technology.

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