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International Summer Training Camp for Public Policy Scholars

Are you a public policy scholar looking to polish your methodological, theoretical and professional skills, this summer?

Apply for the prestigious International Summer Training Camp for Public Policy Scholars 2022

International Summer Training Camp for Public Policy Scholars:

Theory, Methods & Career Development

4 - 8 July 2022
Programme details
Participating Faculty

Offered by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

The five-day online advanced training fellowship features lectures by experts on popular and state-of-the-art methods and topics in contemporary public policy; writing workshops to coach participants on improving their writing; professional development roundtables on academic publishing and career paths.

The immersive format will enable participants to forge connections with academic researchers, experts and peers in the field. Funding support from The Education University of Hong Kong Central and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, enables participants to attend the event free of cost and all participants will receive a Fellowship Certificate.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 23:59 (HK Time, GMT+8),
22 May 2022 (Sunday)
Notification of Results: 5 June 2022 (Sunday)

This elite fellowship is targeted towards early career scholars who show exceptional promise.  PhD students and early career researchers engaged in public policy research are encouraged to apply. Researchers thinking of pursuing doctoral studies will also be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability, interest and motivation in being a part of the Fellowship.

As seats are limited, selection will be on a highly competitive basis. Selected participants are expected to attend all sessions of the Programme.

To apply please visit and submit your application along with a copy of your CV, before the deadline.

After the deadline, all applications will be reviewed by the Programme Coordinators. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation of their place on the Programme and the Programme Material.

For any further questions please feel free to email with the subject line “Summer School”.

Topics and speakers

Analysing and Designing Policy Mixes: Notes on Effectiveness in Complex Policy Tool Portfolios by Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University
Experimental Replication in the Design Science of Public Administration by Richard Walker, City University of Hong Kong
Qualitative Analysis Methods by Alex Jingwei He, The Education University of Hong Kong
Qualitative Comparative Analysis by Sofia Pagliarin, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Computational Text Analysis by Nihit Goyal, TU Delft
Quantitative Analysis Using Microdata by Namrata Chindarkar, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Writing Workshops by Siu-yau Lee and Isabella Fung-sheung Ng, The Education University of Hong Kong
Roundtable on Academic Publishing featuring Editors of Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Policy Sciences and Public Administration – Zhilin Liu, Tsinghua University; Alex Jingwei He, The Education University of Hong Kong; Caner Bakir, Stanford University and Koc University; Will Hsieh, City University of Hong Kong
Roundtable on Career Development featuring Ruijie Cheng, Young Professional from the World Bank; Vinod Thomas, Former Director General (Evaluation), Asian Development Bank and World Bank; and Sarah Bales, Public Health Consultant to the Vietnamese government through projects with the World Bank, UNDP and UNFPA