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The PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA)

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The PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA)
is an open access repository for The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s research, teaching and learning digital materials. Managed by the Library, this platform aims to preserve, secure and provide access to these digital materials produced by PolyU researchers, teaching staff and students.




 PIRA covers:

  • Research Outputs: include not only full-text journal articles with bibliometrics, but also other types of research outputs such as books, book chapters, conference papers, and presentations
  • Patents: collects full-text patents affiliated with PolyU
  • Theses: collects full-text theses and dissertations from PolyU MPhil and PhD students
  • Open Educational Resources: collects teaching and learning materials created by PolyU faculty and staff
  • Outstanding Work by Students: collects a wide range of exceptional work/projects carried out by PolyU students showcased through videos, photographs and documents. All works are nominated by academic departments.