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Online research postgraduate info session with Sichuan University

The Graduate School (GS) actively participated in the invited online research postgraduate info session hosted by Sichuan University, one of our partner institutions of Joint PhD Programmes leading to dual awards, on 15 November 2021. PolyU’s research postgraduate programmes have been catching the eye among our prospective students by the success of this event. Our Associate Dean, Professor Christina Wong, showcased the solid capability of PolyU, research and teaching excellence, advanced research facilities, and the attractive surroundings of the campus. PolyU also offers a wide array of financial support, international exposure, career development and knowledge transfer to equip our students to exert a positive impact on the society. What could be a better way to gain your research postgraduate admission through Joint PhD Programmes with our collaborated universities? Topping up, Joint PhD applicants can also apply through Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme to obtain a higher stipend package (with the University’s selection) to kickstart your research-learning journey at PolyU. Learn more today and do not miss the application deadline this December!

15 Nov, 2021

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PolyU Research Postgraduate Info Session 2021

The Graduate School (GS) organised an Info Session on 29 October 2021 to provide all registered prospective students from different corners of the globe, with a comprehensive guideline on pursuing research postgraduate (RPg) studies, as well as to showcase PolyU’s research areas and excellence. We were honoured to have invited the President and Vice President of Research and Innovation upon event opening by Dean of GS, Professor Jiannong Cao, to deliver their welcome speech to our prospective research students. Professor Christina Wong, Associate Dean of GS, further delivered an informative session to cover an introduction on RPg studies at PolyU with a clear flow of insights. Appreciation goes to academic representatives for presenting each Faculty’s/ School’s research areas and excellence to our aspiring participants. As a fruitful wrap-up, a current PhD student from the Department of Computing shared his first-hand research-learning experience, followed by a popular Q&A session. December 2021 is our RPg studies application deadline, Act NOW, and see you all at PolyU!

29 Oct, 2021

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Communication session on assessment and selection mechanism for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2022/23

The Graduate School (GS) organised a communication session on assessment and selection mechanism for Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2022/23 on 20 October 2021. Previously, the GS conducted a review on the internal assessment and selection mechanism for the HKPFS based on findings drawn from data analytics of past PolyU HKPFS candidates, as well as advice from external advisors who are former members of the Research Grants Council's (RGC's) selection panels and research-teaching colleagues who supervise successful HKPFS awardees. New selection guidelines and mechanism have been drawn up for HKPFS 2022/23, and the GS invited feedback from FRC/SRC/DRC Chairs in early October. We believe that with a detailed and explained mechanism and timeline, our concerted efforts will bring together more quality research postgraduate candidates to PolyU.

20 Oct, 2021

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Research Postgraduate Recruitment Admissions Talk 2022 by Shanghai-Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA)

PolyU’s Graduate School (GS) was pleased to be invited to participate in the online Research Postgraduate Recruitment Admissions Talk 2022 hosted by the Shanghai-Hong Kong University Alliance (SHUA) on 8 October 2021. Professor Jiannong Cao, Dean of GS, delivered a fruitful information session to facilitate the understanding of PolyU and the academic trajectory for prospective research students. We shed light on PolyU’s excellent research-teaching team, advanced research facilities, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 (Top 100), our star faculties, admission figures and cultivated PhD vision. We also included research support and service of PolyU in aspects of fellowship and scholarship, our Joint PhD Programmes (leading to Dual Awards) and Research Student Attachment Programme with top-tier partner list, tangible international exposure, knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and employment support for graduates. Outstanding alumni achievements were also highlighted, followed by a detailed application know-how. The application deadline is in December 2021, please grab this lifetime opportunity of realizing your impactful research aspirations for mankind.

8 Oct, 2021

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Orientation for research postgraduate freshmen 2021/22

Welcome 2021/22 PhD and MPhil students onboard at PolyU! Applause to the Student Orientation in hybrid-mode organised by the Graduate School (GS) on 10 September 2021. We were honoured to have invited President, Professor Jin-Guang Teng, and Vice President of Research and Innovation (VPRI), Professor Christopher Chao, to deliver welcome speeches to kickstart research postgraduate (RPg) students’ journeys at PolyU. Special thanks also went to Professor Jiannong Cao who acted as event facilitator with his deanship of the Graduate School since May 2021. Accompanied by corporate videos showcasing the modern campus with encouraging worldwide rankings of PolyU, President shared the history and positioning of our University, our proud latest research achievements, research vision to create impact for greater wellness of mankind, and the pursuit of inner research aspiration beyond proposals to encounter challenge gracefully. Next, VPRI further introduced the research missions and how the University facilitates the research environment by providing world-class research infrastructures. Moreover, he introduced the role of GS and expectations of our RPg students for a consistent connection to create research impact hand in hand. Closely following, Professor Cao and Associate Dean of GS, Professor Christina Wong, shared useful learning details governing and helping RPg studies. We were also delighted to have gained support from Student Affairs Office to talk about psychological health and wellness, along with their available services. Last but not least, event ended in a light-hearted ambience. Thank you once again for attending the event and we wish our RPg students a successful and productive research journey with us at PolyU after this orientation with all-you-need fundamentals.

10 Sep, 2021

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