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Frontier Research and Breakthrough
Feb 2017
Professor Jian Lu, Dean of Graduate Studies, extends a warm welcome to the new students at the Taught Postgraduate Student Orientation.

Snapshots from Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

The Chow Yei Ching Graduate School of Studies (SGS) has been striving for excellence in postgraduate education and ensuring consistency and high standards across the University. During the admission exercise in 2016, more than 3,600 students were admitted. There has been a steady growth in the number of research degree students of around 8% per annum over the past few years.

The University is committed to internationalization in education and dedicated to enhancing the international mix of our students. Recent statistics show that 18% of our research students are international students, coming from over 50 countries across 6 continents. In the 2016 round of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, we have achieved a record high of overall success rate of 67.7%. Every year, SGS participates in various promotional events around the world in order to attract international students to pursue further studies in Hong Kong. To advance CityU’s efforts in internationalization, SGS has participated in the QS World Grad School Tour in 11 countries across North America, Europe and Asia in 2016.

In 2016, the University took a great leap forward in its collaboration with key mainland universities by signing new agreements with 9 prestigious universities offering joint PhD programmes, such as Fudan University, Nanjing University and Zhejiang University. Other existing partner universities include University of Science and Technology of China and Shanghai Jiaotong University. The collaboration scheme aims at strengthening our links with the partner institution, capitalising on both institutions’ research strength as well as facilitating research collaboration, and nurturing outstanding PhD students.

With an aim to expand our global outreach, the University has been an international member of the U.S. based Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) since 2013. CGS is an organization in the United States dedicated solely to the mission of advancing and improving graduate education and research for over 50 years. By joining CGS, the University had the opportunity to engage with an active community of institutions and organizations that support graduate education, increase its visibility in the graduate community, access to the information and best practices, professional development and networking opportunities, and access to studies of key interest and benefit to graduate education.

SGS will maintain its commitment to providing an environment conducive to learning for postgraduate students, with a principal role to facilitate their educational experience.