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PolyU International Research Summer School attracts global talents to pursue research studies in Hong Kong

31 Jan 2024

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Last year, the Summer School successfully attracted nearly 50 outstanding penultimate or final-year undergraduates and master’s degree students from different countries and regions.

The International Research Summer School will incorporate experiential activities for the first time, allowing participants to venture beyond the campus and immerse themselves in Hong Kong’s vibrant culture, society and economy.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is now accepting applications for its “International Research Summer School”. Worldwide penultimate or final-year undergraduates and students in master’s degrees who aspire to pursue research studies are welcome to apply. The two-week PhD taster will be held from 1 to 13 July this summer to provide participants with the opportunity to explore the key and international aspects of studying PolyU PhD and MPhil programmes, while gaining insights into the global relevance and impact of PolyU’s research education and its support provided to international students.

Tailored to the participants’ research interests, the Summer School will facilitate consultation sessions with distinguished PolyU scholars with global expertise from relevant academic departments. Professional advice will be given to the participants on their research postgraduate applications and research proposals. Participants will be open to diverse and interdisciplinary interactions through research workshops for acquiring practical research skills and refining research proposal presentation skills. There will also be face-to-face exchanges with current PolyU international research students to share study experiences and expand social networks. Apart from visiting the University’s world-class research facilities, the Summer School will, for the first time, incorporate experiential activities in Hong Kong, allowing participants to venture beyond the campus and immerse themselves in Hong Kong’s vibrant culture, society and economy.

PolyU will subsidise the study visa application fees and provide free accommodation at the PolyU Student Hall for the duration of the Summer School. Upon completion, outstanding participants will be nominated for a preliminary offer of admission to PolyU’s research postgraduate programmes through the support of various international fellowship and scholarship schemes.

A global top 100 university, PolyU offers nearly 50 internationally renowned PhD and MPhil programmes across nine faculities and schools and 25 departments. These programmes cover a wide range of disciplines including business, construction and environment, design, engineering, fashion and texitles, health and social sciences, hotel and tourism management, humanities and science, with the aims of inspiring innovative thinking, nurturing professional elites and creating a positive impact on society.

PolyU hosts nearly 80 diverse research institutes, research centres and laboratories, including the largest interdisciplinary research platform in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area – the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research, which encompasses 18 research institutes and research centres. These institutes and centres specialise in a wide array of cutting-edge research fields, such as deep space exploration, artificial intelligence and robotics, advanced manufacturing, smart cities, carbon neutrality, life sciences and healthcare, and materials and sensing technology, offering research students extensive learning and career development opportunities.

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