After the development for 85 years, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has become the global top university by virtue of its world-class scientific research and education. In the QS World University Rankings 2023, PolyU ranked as 65th in the world and ranked as 26th in the QS Asian University Rankings 2023. PolyU possesses many key disciplines, among which Hospitality and Tourism Management ranked as 1st in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (the first in Hong Kong), Civil Engineering ranked as 4th in the ARWU (the first in Hong Kong). Management ranked as 4th in the ARWU (the first in Hong Kong), Transportation Science & Technology ranked as 5th in the ARWU (the first in Hong Kong), and Art and Design QS ranked as 16th in the ARWU (the first in Hong Kong). PolyU possesses a strong academic team, among whom many professors/lecturers are international authoritative experts in the relevant research fields and can provide internationally competitive teaching and research guidance. It has first-class scientific research facilities including three joint laboratories of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, two state key laboratories, and two Hong Kong sub-centers of national engineering technology research centers.
Eastern Institute for Advanced Study (tentative name) is a new research-based university which is set with starting point and positioning and is under active construction. Eastern Institute for Advanced Study (EIAS) is during the construction period. Eastern Institute for Advanced Study is invested by Yu Renrong Education Foundation and supported by Zhejiang Provincial Government and Ningbo Municipal Government. It aims to be “high-level, innovative and international” and to build a teaching staff, management team, teaching and scientific research environment according to the world-class standards. It plans to establish four discipline groups of science, engineering, information and business as well as characteristic humanity and society discipline, emphasizing the simultaneous development of basic research and applied research, highlighting the cross-integration of disciplines, devoting itself to building a talent training system with international standards and characteristics of Eastern Institute for Advanced Study, and training top-notch innovative talents with “solid foundation, innovative ability, deep concern for the family and the country, and international vision”
In order to train top-notch and innovative talents in science and technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Eastern Institute for Advanced Study haveJoint PhD program signed the Joint PhD Program agreement since 2022. The PhD students under Joint PhD Program are trained by both parties and guided by dual tutors. After completing the learning requirements stipulated in the Joint PhD program and passing the dissertation defense, they will be awarded the PhD degree certificates issued by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the academic completion certificate issued by Eastern Institute for Advanced Study.
The enrollment fields of this program in 2023 are as follows:
Science: Mathematics, physics, chemistry, life science
Engineering (excluding information science and technology): Mechanical engineering, mechanics and aerospace engineering, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, energy science and engineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering
Information science and technology Electronic science and technology, computer science and technology, automation, information and communication engineering
The length of the Joint PhD Program is 4 years, including the first and second years for studying at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the third and fourth years for studying at Eastern Institute for Advanced Study. The enrollment quota in 2023 will be less than 25.
You should submit the following materials:
Interview and application on the official website: If you have passed the 1st round screening , you will be invited to attend the interview. And you will be invited to complete the formal application on the official website.
During the two-year study in Hong Kong, the PhD students under joint PhD Program will be entitled of the same amount of scholarship and grants as the PhD students of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
During your study at EIAS, EIAS will provide you with competitive scholarship and grants according to relevant national regulations so that you can concentrate on your study and research.
During the study at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the PhD students under Joint PhD program will bear registration fee, tuition fee, accommodation fee, visa, international travel expense and other expenses.
During the study at Eastern Institute for Advanced Study, the PhD students under Joint PhD program should pay accommodation fee and other related expenses according to the charging standard of Eastern Institute for Advanced Study.
You can learn more about the tutors through official website of Eastern Institute for Advanced Study. As the team of tutors of EIAS is expanding, you can contact the Admission Office of Eastern Institute for Advanced Study for more information. You need to choose your field, and choose your tutor. If you do not choose a tutor, EIAS will determine the tutor according to your research plan and interest.
Every tutor of EIAS has a cooperative tutor for the corresponding discipline of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the tutors of both sides will jointly guide the PhD students.
Information inquiry and contact information
Eastern Institute for Advanced Study
Official micro-blog: Eastern Institute for Advanced Study
Tel: 0574-5533 6701
Address: 8F, Building 2, Kaiyuan New Youth Plaza, No.568, Tongxin Road, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province
Zip code: 315200
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