The 17th international conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics is intended at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Dec 18 - 21, 2025.

With 85 years of proud tradition and ranking among the world's top 100 institutions, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) aspires to be a leading university with world-class research and education. PolyU is a home for educating thinkers, discoverers, innovators and communicators in delivering positive impact. PolyU is committed to nurturing tomorrow's leaders today, through a holistic education that provides graduates unrivaled placements to thrive in communities, industries and businesses. PolyU strives in inter-disciplinary research and impactful innovations to address real-world challenges. Researchers in PolyU are developing breakthrough ideas, fostering sustainability, lifting economic outcomes and improving communities' lives for the benefit of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. It was founded in 1937 as Government Trade School (Technical School for Engineers), and it became Hong Kong Technical College in 1947, Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994.

By mobilising assets and talents, engaging international alliances such as University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) and University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR), collaborations and industry partnerships, and establishing strategic platforms, PolyU helps pave the way for closer global connections. From 2020-2021, the University undertakes 2,750+ research projects, collaborates with 280+ institutions, attracts 244 student exchange partners, and signs 450 academic collaboration agreements.

PolyU promotes interdisciplinary research particularly in emerging areas such as artificial intelligence and robotics, contributing to vibrant innovation in solving global and/or social challenges. On-campus research programmes are widely supported by government and research funding units. Widely recognised in regional and international arenas, the practical and problem-solving innovations, have contributed positively to the world.