Timothy W. Tong

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Timothy Tong Wai-cheung
Timothy W. Tong at PolyU President's Welcome 2018 (20180831114646).jpg
Timothy W. Tong in August 2018
President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Assumed office
1 January 2009
ChancellorSir Donald Tsang
Leung Chun-ying
Carrie Lam
Preceded byPoon Chung-kwong
Personal details
Born1953 (age 64–65)
Hong Kong
Timothy Tong Wai-cheung
Traditional Chinese唐偉章
Simplified Chinese唐伟章

Professor Timothy W. Tong (Chinese: 唐偉章) (born 1953 in Hong Kong) is the current President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He became President on 1 January 2009,[1] succeeding Professor Poon Chung Kwong. Prior to obtaining the presidency, Professor Tong was Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at George Washington University in the United States.[2]

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 and 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 achievements in the field of mechanical engineering. He has authored seven books and conference proceedings and published more than 80 technical articles in international journals.[3]


  1. ^ "Timothy W. Tong :: Integral Conversation". Integral Conversation 2017. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  2. ^ SEAS dean to lead Hong Kong university Archived 5 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Prof. Timothy W. Tong takes office as PolyU President
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