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Company Overview of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Company Overview

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is an educational institution.


Li Ka Shing Tower

Hung Hom

Hong Kong,  

Hong Kong

Key Executives for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Key Developments

Metro Lines in Singapore Adopts The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Proprietary Optical Fibre Sensing Technology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s proprietary optical fibre sensing technology in monitoring railway has been adopted overseas in metro lines in Singapore. Apart from installing an optical fibre sensing network in tracks to monitor the trains, sensors are also installed in in-service trains to monitor the tracks on which the trains run. The new system provides continuous, in-service monitoring of tracks. This enhances service reliability through quick identification and rectification of defects. This new maintenance practice is expected to become a trend in the railway industry globally as it can best meet the ever-rising expectations for service reliability. The use of optical fibre sensing network installed on tracks for monitoring trains, and in the trains for monitoring tracks, is also a most efficient mode of maintenance for two of the most mission-critical components for a railway. This innovative approach won the Third 2014 Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize in Germany. Through collaboration with various railways on the application of fibre optic sensors, PolyU has become a pioneer and leader in the smart railway condition monitoring technology. A total of 6 groups of sensors will be installed in tracks and trains of the East West Line and North South Line of SMRT which are the two busiest lines in the metro network of Singapore. An agreement was signed with SMRT in February 2016, and a trial run was completed successfully in June. The permanent monitoring system is now being installed in the two lines, to be completed in early 2017. PolyU will provide training to SMRT staff in operating the system, while the data collected during monitoring can also be sent to PolyU real-time for analysis when needed. In addition, PolyU will also provide maintenance and technical support to SMRT for a period of five years after the commissioning of the system.

HK Polytechnic University Presents at Global Quantitative Research Conference 2016, Jun-28-2016 09:00 AM

HK Polytechnic University Presents at Global Quantitative Research Conference 2016, Jun-28-2016 09:00 AM. Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Speakers: Steve Wei.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Appoints Ignatius Chan as Chairman of the Council

The Government announced that the Chief Executive had appointed Ignatius Chan as Chairman of the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for a term of three years with effect from January 1, 2016. Chan is devoted to public service and has held various important public service appointments. In particular, he has rendered significant contributions to the higher education sector. Chan is a veteran member of the PolyU Council, and has been serving as its Deputy Chairman since 2013. He is well-versed in the governance of PolyU as well as the development of the higher education sector.

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