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from Mainland China 

2019-20 HKPFS Awardee in Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies 

It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to undertake PhD study at HKBU as a recipient of the HKPFS scholarship. I have received the most valuable inspiration and guidance from my supervisors as well as great support and help from the department, the faculty, and the university. For me, HKBU is a research institute that creates space for minds to meet and builds strong bonds with other institutes all over the world so as to foster the most dynamic academic interaction. I am grateful to HKBU and HKPFS for the opportunity and generous support for me to pursue my academic dream.

GAO Yaxin

Yaxin GAO

from Mainland China 

2019-20 HKPFS Awardee in Physics

My research field is organic photovoltaic, focusing on utilizing solar energy, which is one of the most potential substitutions to traditional energy source. With the effort of researchers and entrepreneurs, organic photovoltaic could be a game-changer in commercialisation. HKBU provides so many opportunities for students to participate in scholar seminars and international conferences, allowing us to learn from notable scholars and get trained. Our professors are so great, humble and warm hearted. They supervise my academic progress and help me to sharpen my mind and get insight into this field.



from Spain

2019-20 HKPFS Awardee in Music

Choosing HKBU to study my PhD has allowed me to develop my research within a highly competent, world-class academic community at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Under the guidance of my supervisor and with the advice of other faculty members and peers, I have been able to produce high quality output that has been well received at international conferences and publications within my field (Music). With the generous support of the HKPFS, I have been able to focus exclusively on my academic career, while being free from any of the financial concerns that are usually associated with studying in a PhD programme.


Abdullah Al MAMUN 

from Bangladesh

2020/21 HKPFS Awardee in Chinese Medicine

I would like to express my gratitude to Research Grants Council and HKBU for selecting me as an HKPFS awardee, which gives me an excellent platform to work with world-class researchers, especially with my supervisor in a very well-equipped lab. I am also happy with my lab-mates because of their cordial cooperation, which makes my research work more enjoyable. The School of Chinese Medicine provides modern technologies and facilities for conducting cutting-edge research that attracted me immensely. Besides, the generous funding of HKPFS is pivotal for awardees to participate in various conferences to exchange ideas, extend our research collaborations, and purchase books and research-related materials to help maintain our study effectively. I believe HKPFS and HKBU will make me a more productive and efficient researcher.  

Md Shahid SARWAR

Xiaoqiao LI

from Mainland China

2019/20 HKPFS Awardee in Visual Arts

The Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) provides a diverse and open international academic environment and allows me to engage with creative practitioners, artists, and scholars from different parts of the world. It also provides researchers access to artist studios, fully-equipped art workshops and digital media research studios for their practical research. In addition, HKPFS offers extra funding for research purposes throughout the years of studies. I believe the excellent research environment, perhaps rare to find in other research institutions and universities worldwide, makes AVA an excellent choice— full of opportunities for researchers and students.