International Joint Supervision of PhD Students Scheme
Bidding for Provost’s Strategic Allocation of Centrally-funded RPg Places for 2023–24 Admission
(For CUHK Faculty Members)
Deadline: 17 February 2023, Friday
Internationalisation is a key priority in the University’s pursuit of research excellence. Research output from international collaboration tends to yield higher citation and greater impact. As part of CUHK’s internationalisation strategy underlined in the Strategic Plan (CUHK 2025), the University must enhance its global engagement to improve output, increase visibility, and demonstrate impact in order to stay competitive. This will in turn strengthen CUHK’s reputation and reinforce its position as a world-class university.
Joint supervision of PhD students is one of the most effective and efficient tools to drive and foster international research collaboration, in addition to bringing a highly valued learning opportunity to students. To encourage faculty members to engage in joint supervision of PhD students with their international peers, 15 PhD places have been earmarked for competitive bidding under the Provost’s Strategic Allocation of Centrally-funded Research Postgraduate (RPg) places for 2023–24 admission. Under which, the PhD students would be required to undertake research attachments of at least six months with the host supervisors at the partner institutions to support the joint research between their CUHK supervisors and their collaborators abroad.
Partners & Strategic Areas for Collaboration
The current round of bidding supports collaborative research projects with priority partners primarily in the four strategic research areas identified in CUHK 2025, which are China: Tradition and Modernity; Innovative Biomedicine; Information and Automation Technology; and Environment and Sustainability. Projects which do not fall within the four areas may also be considered.
The priority partners for the current round of application include:
While the current round of application will focus on the priority partners listed above, strong applications to work with other top-tier institutions1 will also be considered.
Programme Guidelines and Forms
Applicants can access the guidelines for applicants, application form and supervision report form from the following links:
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Olivia Kwok, Office of Academic Links, on 3943-1315 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. For example, those falling within the top 50 of the QS and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Last updated in December 2022