On-Going Research Projects

Title Funding Amount Funding Source Duration Principal Investigator/ Project Coordinator
Development of a Web-based Remote Laboratory for Science and Engineering Education HK$2,399,200 Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) October 2021 – September 2024 Dr Loh, Anthony
Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Systems for Business and Tourism Education HK$6,176,000 Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) January 2022 – December 2023 Dr Ng, Peggy
Cantonese Abilities of Chinese Mainland University Students in Hong Kong: Testing Their Grammatical and Communicative Competence HK$619,143.80 Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) September 2021 – August 2023 Dr Ding, Hongdi
International Experiential Learning and Application: Global Work-integrated Education (Global-WIE) and idea Generation Laboratory (iG-Lab) HK$5,971,600 Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) September 2020 – August 2023 Dr Wong, Macy
Improve Student Learning Effectiveness by Helping Teachers to Understand and Implement Blended Learning HK$1,863,496 Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) January 2021 – February 2022 Dr Wong, Adam
Jockey Club Project Well-being HK$6,610,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust September 2020 – August 2022 Mr Chang, Hoi-wood

Development of a Web-based Remote Laboratory for Science and Engineering Education funded by Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

The learning and teaching of science/engineering subjects face a big challenge under the COVID-19 pandemic because all face-to-face laboratory works in school have been suspended. Since laboratory works are essential and critical elements to science and engineering education, teachers have to try other means such as performing demonstration, simulation or virtual laboratory to relief the effect. However, these alternative forms of teaching might not effectively provide students with real-time hands-on learning experience as they could not see and directly control the laboratory apparatus in “real” time. Hence, through developing a web-based remote laboratory for science and engineering education, this project aims to facilitate students’ independent learning, enhance their learning experience, and solve the adverse effect created by the suspension of face-to-face laboratory works.

Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Systems for Business and Tourism Education funded by Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

There is a genuine need for students to enrich their interactive and immersive learning as well as to equip their up-to-date knowledge of digital technologies. Aiming at enhancing students’ motivation and delivering quality education in the digital era, this theme-based project will establish immersive VR systems with virtual and augmented reality simulations for all business and tourism students of SPEED and HKCC, enabling them to learn their academic subjects in more interactive ways.

Cantonese Abilities of Chinese Mainland University Students in Hong Kong: Testing Their Grammatical and Communicative Competence funded by Standing Committee on Language Education and Research

The project investigates the Cantonese abilities of non-Cantonese-speaking mainland university students in Hong Kong. It also aims to find out the threshold grammatical competence which the learners need to adequately support their communicative or conversational abilities.

International Experiential Learning and Application: Global Work-integrated Education (Global-WIE) and idea Generation Laboratory (iG-Lab) funded by Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

This project aims to offer students offshore internships and related activities to experience the working culture in the Chinese Mainland and the world, embark on new practical experiences and join regional/international events. The “idea Generation Laboratory” (iG-Lab) will be set up to foster international experiential learning and application; it will also act as a facilitator and a promoter to encourage students to proactively grasp and leverage future opportunities associated with world’s fast-growing economy.
For more details about the project, please visit here.

Improve Student Learning Effectiveness by Helping Teachers to Understand and Implement Blended Learning funded by Quality Enhancement Support Scheme

This project aims to improve student learning effectiveness by helping teachers to understand and implement blended learning (BL) at PolyU SPEED. Teachers from other self-financed higher education institutions will also be invited to join the project activities.
For more details about the project, please visit here.

Jockey Club Project Well-being

This two-year project aims at achieving well-being through place-making in the local primary and secondary school environment. Good design of school environments has a positive impact on educational outcomes as well as process, both within and beyond the curriculum. It influences well-being through helping students, staff and parents to create a sense of ownership and belongings to their schools, prompting positive social interaction and a healthy lifestyle. A total of 15 sites of place-making would be completed through co-creation, engagement of stakeholders, design thinking and participatory design. A guidebook, an exhibition, public talks and video documentaries will be delivered.
For more details about the project, please visit here.


Over 70 teachers from 15 schools joined the “Design Thinking Workshop 1” at PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus on 31 October 2020.