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Research Student Gathering: Welcoming New Students of the Dual PhD / Collaborative PhD Training Programme

25 Oct 2023

Group photo featuring new students of the Dual PhD and Collaborative PhD Training Programmes (semester one of the academic year 2024/25), Dean Jiannong Cao (third from the right) and Associate Dean Louise Cummings (third from the left)

Event opening by Dean Cao

Compassing research postgraduate studies

Energising ice-breaking games

The Research Student Gathering organised by the Graduate School on 25 October ended with applause, warmly welcoming new students of the Dual PhD and Collaborative PhD Training Programmes. The gathering series aims to facilitate ideas exchange and cultural interaction among research postgraduate students. This particular session also offered tailored information on postgraduate research studies for collaborative PhD programme students.

With an enrollment of over 120 students in semester one of the academic year 2023/24, Dean Jiannong Cao conveyed his wishes in the event opening for the students embarking on the collaborative PhD programmes, wishing them an enriching journey of research studies. He also encouraged students to stay proactive, keeping abreast of changes and seizing opportunities.

The collaborative PhD programmes present exceptional opportunities for student mobility and cross-cultural learning. Enrolled students have the privilege to conduct research under joint supervision at PolyU and partner universities, research laboratories and centres, or industries that share parallel strengths in specialised areas. Through collaborative research, students are able to amplify their innovative research, benefitting from the well-equipped research infrastructure and resources supported by PolyU and its partners.

Empowered by the energising ice-breaking games, participating students were provided with tailored information on research postgraduate studies, traversing programme features, curriculum details, study milestones and requirements, and available student support and valuable tips. A dedicated Q&A session was also arranged to address personal enquiries.

The event provided not only valuable insights but also a platform for new students of the programmes to forge connections while enjoying refreshments. It laid the foundation for a vibrant and collaborative academic environment, fostering the growth and success of these aspiring scholars.

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