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Ms Mengke YU, HKPFS awardee 2023/24 from Mainland China

Ms Mengke YU

"As a public health graduate, it has always been my academic aspiration to contribute to health policy and improve public health through high-quality research. Vision impairment has become a growing public health concern. I am very grateful to Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) for providing me with this valuable opportunity to work on vision impairment among the ageing population from a public health perspective at the School of Optometry. 

The School of Optometry is recognized as one of the leading optometry schools both in Asia and worldwide. It has gained international recognition for its research into myopia and the ageing eye. More importantly, it provides a supportive academic environment and friendly working atmosphere where students can enjoy their academic pursuits. 

In addition, PolyU is a university with both an innovative spirit and a rigorous research style. I am sure that studying here will be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."

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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