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Mr Ken CHAN, HKPFS awardee 2021/22 from Hong Kong


"Being a scientist might be one of the most mentioned yet unreachable childhood dreams. A great thank to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), I’ve got the best ticket to the academic world.

As a graduate of Optometry, I am glad that I can join the School again as a PhD student. Ever since I was an undergraduate, I have been amazed by the impressive research works and groundbreaking innovations, such as the Defocus-Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) lens and the Defocus-Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lens, of the School. Moreover, the academic staff here are friendly and supportive. Together with their expertise in the fields, it does not a doubt that the School provides the perfect atmosphere for PhD students.

There is a wide range of ongoing vision research in the School, from myopia to ageing eye, from molecular to clinical. I am sure that the School would be an excellent start to your lifelong academic journey, looking forward to seeing you at PolyU!"

Mr Samuel ABOKYI, HKPFS awardee 2016/17 from Ghana

Mr Samuel ABOKYI

"My admission to study PhD (Optometry) in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) was a dream come true since I had the long-standing goal to receive scholarship from a well-recognised institution, and advices from research experts that could transform my research career in vision science and prepare me to become a better academic.

Exactly this and much more has been offered to me since I joined PolyU. The School of Optometry is a center renowned for cutting edge research in the fields of myopia control, glaucoma and retinal degenerative diseases. Also, the academic staff and researchers are very welcoming, and make you have a feeling of belongingness.

Apart from this, PolyU provides a congenial atmosphere that fosters easy integration for international students, and, hence, has a sizeable proportion of international students from across the globe. I know you would not miss this great opportunity of being part of PolyU in your life time."


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