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CURI Residential College Seminar – “Pursuing RPg Studies: Why & How?”

30 Mar 2022

Nearly 90 RC residents attended the engaging talk.

Professor Cao introduced the seamless transition from undergraduate to postgraduate stages of research education at PolyU.

“Pursuing Research Postgraduate Studies: Why & How?” aimed to promote the education platform for future researchers to bloom.

In the Seminar Series of the College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators Residential College (CURI RC), Professor Jiannong Cao, Dean of Graduate School, was invited to deliver an online talk on “Pursuing Research Postgraduate Studies: Why & How?” on 30 March 2022 to promote the platform for future researchers to bloom their research ideas. Nearly 90 CURI residents across multiple disciplines joined the talk in the evening. 

PhD degree holds the highest level of education which unleashes intellectual potential, empowers students with comprehensive and transferable skillsets, unlocks academic and entrepreneurship careers, and fosters global networking and collaborations. During the talk, Professor Cao employed interesting illustrations and wisdom quotes from renowned scholars and PolyU distinguished alumni to ignite research passion and guide study preparation.

A popular Q&A session also addressed enquiries about approaching and communicating with a potential supervisor, choosing an interdisciplinary research subject matter, seeking postdoctoral fellowships, developing time management skills, etc.

To understand more about research postgraduate education at PolyU, recommendations were highlighted to join the RPg Summer School (deadline on 18 April 2022) and read the inaugural newsletter.

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