The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or PolyU for short, is a public applied research university located in Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The school's predecessor dates back to 1937 and was renamed the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994. It is one of the eight statutory public universities funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC). The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has 8 faculties, 27 departments, and more than 20 research centers in engineering, construction and environment, business administration, medical and social sciences, humanities, applied sciences and textiles, design and hotel and tourism management.
The university's courses and research are all based on application and maintain close ties with the business industry. The advanced courses, bachelor’s degree and non-degree courses offered by the Polytechnic University make its number of students the largest among all UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong. .
There are multiple barrier-free facilities, including entrances and exits, passages, lifts, wheelchair parking spaces for the disabled and accessible toilets, etc. The design fully considers the needs of wheelchairs/persons with reduced mobility. Most of the uneven places are equipped with ramps, and the ramps are relatively flat, so wheelchair users can easily get on and off.
The Polytechnic University is too large and there are many buildings, so wheelchair users must read the campus map clearly.
- Polytechnic University has multiple entrances and exits. One of the main entrances is connected to the A1 flyover exit of Hung Hom Station. There are steps at the entrance of the main entrance, and there is a ramp next to it, which is very suitable for people with wheelchairs/handicapped.
- Most areas of the Polytechnic University have wide access roads, which are generally suitable for wheelchair users to enter and exit
- There are multiple lifts on and off in some places
- Most uneven places are equipped with ramps, the ramps are relatively flat, so wheelchair users can easily get on and off
- The university has multiple accessible toilets distributed throughout the university
- There is a parking space for the disabled in the university parking lot