The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) wishes to congratulate Miss Vivien Tang Foong Yee on winning the Belt and Road Scholarship for Research Postgraduate Studies 2021. This serves as a recognition of her academic excellence and contribution to the EdUHK and the wider community. Carrying a total amount of HK$168,400, this scholarship will fund Miss Tang’s PhD endeavor in social welfare policy in the APS Department from this year. Founded in 2016/17 by the Hong Kong SAR Government, the Belt and Road Scholarship aims to attract outstanding students from the Belt and Road regions to pursue higher education in Hong Kong.
Born and raised in Singapore, Miss Tang owns an enviable CV. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo and obtained her first master’s degree at Canisius College, a renowned liberal arts college in the US. Later on, she returned to Singapore and began her career. Encouraged by her family, Vivien was determined to step out of her comfort zone and eventually decided to return to campus after seven years of social work services and professional research. She chose The Education University of Hong Kong to embark on a fascinating journey in the world of public policy here at the APS Department. This year, she received her second Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from APS, and she is currently pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Dr Alex He Jingwei. She has also published a research article with Dr He in Health Policy, one of the premier international journals in the field. The article can be accessed on https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851021000075.