Timothy W. Tong

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Timothy Tong
President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Assumed office
1 January 2009
Chancellor Sir Donald Tsang
Leung Chun-ying
Preceded by Poon Chung-kwong
Personal details
Born 1953 (age 63–64)
Hong Kong

Professor Timothy W. Tong (Chinese: 唐偉章) (born 1953 in Hong Kong) is the current President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He succeeded Professor Poon Chung Kwong to take the president position in January 2009. He was Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at the George Washington University in the United States.[1]

Professor Tong received his secondary education at Hong Kong Christian College in Hong Kong. He pursued tertiary education in the United States where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1976; Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and 1980 respectively.

Professor Tong is famous for his academic achievement in the field of mechanical engineering. He has authored seven books and conference proceedings and published more than 80 technical articles in international journals.[2]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Poon Chung-kwong
President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Joseph Sung
Vice-Chancellor/President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong order of precedence
President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Succeeded by
Tony F. Chan
President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology