PolyU Design has been an important hub of design education and research for Hong Kong since 1964. The School is ranked top in Asia and 24th globally in the area of art and design of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2015. Academic programmes are offered at higher diploma, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels, in highly diverse design expertise including Product Design, Communication Design, Advertising Design, Digital Media, Interior Design, Environment Design, Urban Design, International Design and Business Management, Design Management, Innovation Leadership, Design Strategy and Interaction Design.
The School provides a high level, well equipped teaching and learning environment in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, a landmark building designed by Zaha Hadid. It has launched the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, the first of its kind in Asia, to actively foster new approaches and new fields of design expertise.