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HKU Presidential Scholars Showcase Research Excellence at the Annual Symposium

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Over 300 HKU faculty members, students and graduates gathered at the HKU Presidential Scholars Symposium cum Award Presentation Ceremony on March 7, 2023, to celebrate the research excellence of our research postgraduate students and graduates.  

The HKU Presidential PhD Scholar Programme offers the most prestigious scholarship package to attract the brightest students from around the world to pursue PhD studies at HKU. At the Symposium, over 100 HKU Presidential Scholars of the 2021-22 cohort shared their research plan and interim findings on diverse topics in the form of a poster presentation, and engaged in enlightening discussions with their peers and faculty members across disciplines.


Prof Max Shen

Professor Max Shen, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)   and Dean of the Graduate School, said, “I am impressed by the vision and devotion shown by our research students. Their curiosity, innovation and passion are valuable qualities for young researchers. Capitalising on the professional guidance and development opportunities provided by the University, our graduates have not only achieved high academically but also further proceeded to become leaders across different fields.”




Prof Yi MAFollowing the poster presentation were the award presentation and the keynote speech delivered by Professor Yi Ma, Director and Chair Professor, HKU Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science and Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, titled “On Parsimony and Self-Consistency: From Artificial Intelligence to Autonomous Intelligence”.





Click the following links for further details of the Symposium:

•    Prizes obtained in 2022-23: List of Awardees
•    Best Poster Presenter Awards: List of Awardees
•    Li Ka Shing Prizes 2020-21: Video
•    Photos of the Ceremony: Photo Gallery

ProfessorXiangZhang Professor Xiang Zhang, President and Vice-Chancellor, delivering a speech before presenting the Research Postgraduate Student Innovation Award 2022-23.
ProfessorRosieYoung Professor Rosie Young Tse Tse, Chairperson, HKU Foundation, presenting the HKU Foundation Award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Students 2020-21 and the Li Ka Shing Prizes 2020-21.