50 Seats for Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Kirkland, WA - November 6, 2015
Zemax announces Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong with more than 31,000 students has acquired OpticStudio 15.5™ optical and illumination design software for teaching purposes. The multi-user network license provides students with full access to the industry’s most widely used optical and illumination design software through Zemax’s academic support program “Discover OpticStudio”. Hong Kong Polytechnic University joins an impressive worldwide list of higher education institutions that use OpticStudio to teach promising students how to design advanced optical and illumination systems. Zemax “Discover OpticStudio” academic programs are designed to meet the needs of advanced education institutions combining software for students with training and technical assistance for instructors as a single, easy-to-purchase product.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was formally established on 1 August 1972, taking over the campus and staff of the Hong Kong Technical College. Its mandate was to provide application-oriented education to meet the community’s need for professional manpower resources. In the academic year 1971/72, before its handing over to the Polytechnic, the Technical College had just over 1,700 full-time day, 740 part-time day release and 9,340 part-time evening students in eight teaching departments.

With most of the College’s courses at technician and craft levels already transferred to the Morrison Hill Technical Institute established in 1969, the new Polytechnic started off focusing on achieving teaching standards appropriate to a Polytechnic. Since then, the Polytechnic has undergone extensive development and rapid expansion. The Institution launched its first five degree programmes in 1983, and introduced its first MPhil and PhD programmes in 1986 and 1989 respectively.

With approval from the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee for self-accreditation of degree programmes, the Institution assumed full university status on 25 November 1994, changing its name to “The Hong Kong Polytechnic University”.

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