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EdUHK’s First-ever PhD Scholarship

2017-10-03

As part of its strategic initiative to groom local aspiring academics and research talent, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has launched a new scholarship for postgraduate students who would like to pursue PhD studies at leading universities outside Hong Kong.

The aim of EdUHK’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Doctoral Programme) is to support a selected candidate who is either a current student or a graduate of EdUHK for further studies at the doctoral level at a university of high academic standing outside Hong Kong in an academic discipline pertinent to the future development of education. The scholarship is awarded on a merit basis, and the successful candidate is required to serve at EdUHK for at least one year. The applicants must be 30 years old or below.

Mr Lee Chun-yeung, a former mathematics teacher, who has just completed a Master’s Degree of Education at EdUHK, has become the first recipient of the $200,000 Scholarship, after a rigorous selection process by a panel led by EdUHK Vice President (Research and Development) Professor Lui Tai-lok. Mr Lee will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Mathematics Education) at the University of Oxford starting in October this year. Mr Lee was also a graduate of EdUHK’s Postgraduate Diploma in Education in 2015.

“I love research, and it has always been my aspiration to contribute to local education as a scholar. I am deeply grateful for this timely scholarship, which has brought my dream of studying at Oxford to fruition,” said Mr Lee.

Sponsoring the Scholarship, Co-Founder and Deputy Supervisor of Victoria Shanghai Academy Dr Maggie Koong said, “It is my great pleasure to help nurture academic talent for Hong Kong. Through this new scholarship, I hope the recipient can make a valuable contribution to local academic research and development in the course of his professional career.”

EdUHK Vice President (Research and Development) Professor Lui Tai-lok said, “These aspiring and early career academics will become the next generation of academic leaders. We look forward to receiving more such support from the community to widen the talent pool for local universities.”

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Mr Lee Chun-yeung will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Mathematics and Technology) at the University of Oxford starting in October.

Dr Maggie Koong hopes the recipient can make a valuable contribution to local academic research and development.


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