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Ph. D Study at The Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong Professor Ph. D Study at The Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong Professor Frederick K. S. Leung

Hong Kong: a unique fusion of East and West Hong Kong.Asia’s World City v Hong Kong: a unique fusion of East and West Hong Kong.Asia’s World City v Located at the crossroads of East and West, on the doorstep of Mainland China v Vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle v Cultural fusion and diversity v Instilled with the duality of a modern city’s vitality enhanced by a traditional society’s historical richness and colour 2

The University of Hong Kong “Sapientia et Virtus” (To Cultivate Wisdom and Virtue) v. The University of Hong Kong “Sapientia et Virtus” (To Cultivate Wisdom and Virtue) v. Established in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is an English speaking, international, and comprehensive university with 10 Faculties. HKU is a researchintensive university with top-class facilities. 3

An English Speaking International University The University of Hong Kong An English Speaking International University The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911 The University of Hong Kong Founded in 1911 The University of Hong Kong

The Oldest University in Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong The Oldest University in Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong

Best University in Asia Ranked 26 th in the World (3 rd in Asia) Best University in Asia Ranked 26 th in the World (3 rd in Asia) The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2013/14 Ranked 43 rd in the world (3 rd in Asia) Times Higher Education, 2013/14 The University of Hong Kong

An International University • Academics recruited from leading universities across the world (over 2, An International University • Academics recruited from leading universities across the world (over 2, 600 teaching and research staff with 55% from overseas) • Over 5, 000 international students; academic links with more than 400 overseas universities • Highest % of non-local Ph. D Students among universities in Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong

A Comprehensive University • Wide Range of Fields of Study Architecture Arts Business & A Comprehensive University • Wide Range of Fields of Study Architecture Arts Business & Economics Dentistry Education 10 Faculties 44 Academic Departments/ Schools The University of Hong Kong Engineering Law Medicine Science Social Sciences

A University with Top-class Facilities Examples: • Fully Wi-Fi campus • Top-class Libraries • A University with Top-class Facilities Examples: • Fully Wi-Fi campus • Top-class Libraries • Over 2. 85 M print volumes and 64, 453 periodicals; • Over 2. 90 M e-books, 55, 000 e-journals and 680 e-databases The University of Hong Kong

A Research-intensive University • Highest no. of international publications per staff among universities in A Research-intensive University • Highest no. of international publications per staff among universities in H. K. • Largest amount in research grants • Highest number of awards • Greatest number of Croucher Senior Research Fellows • Highest no. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academicians in Hong Kong • 4 State Key Laboratories (SKLs)*: – Emerging Infectious Diseases (2005) – Brain and Cognitive Sciences (2005) – Synthetic Chemistry (2010) – Liver Research (2010) The University of Hong Kong

Why pursue a Ph. D degree in HKU? • We place high value on Why pursue a Ph. D degree in HKU? • We place high value on our research postgraduate students - Research postgraduate students make up 12% of the total student population - Excellent facilities and support for research students • Our graduates have bright career prospects - Our graduates are employed in high-level positions in universities, government, business and industry in Hong Kong and around the world. The University of Hong Kong

Graduate House Graduate House

HKU Global Lounge on campus HKU Global Lounge on campus

Sports Facilities Flora Ho Sports Centre Stanley Ho Sports Centre Outdoor and indoor swimming Sports Facilities Flora Ho Sports Centre Stanley Ho Sports Centre Outdoor and indoor swimming pools Climbing wall Dance studio Fitness room & gym Badminton courts Squash courts Table tennis courts Tennis courts Weight training room Track & field facilities Areas for basketball, cricket, golf, handball, hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball, etc.

Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong 香港大學教育學院 Faculty of Education The University of Hong Kong 香港大學教育學院

The Faculty v Origins in a Department in the Faculty of Arts, founded in The Faculty v Origins in a Department in the Faculty of Arts, founded in 1917 v A School of Education was formed in 1976 v Developed into the Faculty in 1984 v. World No. 16 in 2013/14 (QS World University Ranking for Education) v The Faculty is a comprehensive education body, engaged in teaching, research, community work and professional service. 17

Faculty’s Vision The Faculty aspires vto lead the study and practice of education, vto Faculty’s Vision The Faculty aspires vto lead the study and practice of education, vto influence public policy and improve community life through education, and vto nurture graduates who are passionately committed to their professions. 18

Academic Staff The Faculty has more than 100 academic staff from all over the Academic Staff The Faculty has more than 100 academic staff from all over the world. European Countries 11% China 13% North American Countries 11% Hong Kong 56% Other Asian Countries 4% Australia & New Zealand 5% 19

Research v During three-year period § Over 1, 000 publications in journals, books, and Research v During three-year period § Over 1, 000 publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings; and also published teaching resources. § Strong record of attracting research grants from Quality Education Fund (QEF), Research Grants Council (RGC) and various other agencies. 20

Ph. D & MPhil Ø Research Foci • • • 21 Comparative Education Curriculum Ph. D & MPhil Ø Research Foci • • • 21 Comparative Education Curriculum Studies Early Childhood Education in China Educational Leadership and Administration Educational Policy Educational Psychology and Psychology of Classrooms Guidance and Counseling Higher Education Policy and Practice Information Management

 • Information Technology in Education and Computer Mediated Learning • Mathematics and Science • Information Technology in Education and Computer Mediated Learning • Mathematics and Science Education • Sciences of Learning • Sociology of Education • Special Education • Speech, Hearing and Communication Sciences • Teaching Chinese Language and Literature • Teaching English and Chinese as Second Languages 22

Ph. D Studies in HKU The University of Hong Kong Ph. D Studies in HKU The University of Hong Kong

Ph. D Studies in HKU Admission Requirement Bachelor’s degree (1 st class Hons), or Ph. D Studies in HKU Admission Requirement Bachelor’s degree (1 st class Hons), or Bachelor’s degree (Hons) plus taught Master’s deg, or Bachelor’s degree (Hons) plus MPhil from a good University Study Period: 4 years (3 years for students with MPhil) Fees: HK$42, 100 per year Tuition fee amounts to only 20% of the actual cost of education 80% of the cost is paid by the HKSAR Government

Scholarships, Awards and Grants The University of Hong Kong Scholarships, Awards and Grants The University of Hong Kong

Scholarships, Awards and Grants Hong Kong Ph. D Fellowships (HKPF) Available for selected full-time Scholarships, Awards and Grants Hong Kong Ph. D Fellowships (HKPF) Available for selected full-time Ph. D candidates with outstanding academic performance and research ability / potential HKPF is worth HK$240, 000 (US$30, 760) per year plus conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10, 000 per year Online Application: www. hku. hk/gradsch/apply

Scholarships, Awards and Grants University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF) Available for selected full-time Ph. D Scholarships, Awards and Grants University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF) Available for selected full-time Ph. D candidates with excellent academic record UPF is worth HK$70, 000 on-top of the Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS is not less than HK$13, 600 per month) – Total US$23, 170 per year HKPF applications to HKU are automatically considered for UPF. Separate applications are not required.

Scholarships, Awards and Grants Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) For every qualified full-time candidate Not less Scholarships, Awards and Grants Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) For every qualified full-time candidate Not less than HK$13, 600 per month i. e. , US$20, 920 per year (100 hours of services /year) Financial Support for Conference Attendance / Travel Conference support once or travel support once PLUS other university scholarships, and scholarships, awards and prizes set up at Department and Faculty levels

Application The University of Hong Kong Application The University of Hong Kong

Application Deadlines Hong Kong Ph. D Fellowships (HKPF)* - Initial application to RGC: December Application Deadlines Hong Kong Ph. D Fellowships (HKPF)* - Initial application to RGC: December 1, 2014 noon - Full Application to HKU: December 1, 2014 *HKPF applications automatically considered for University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF). Postgraduate Scholarships - Main Round Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 - Clearing Round Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 Online Application: www. hku. hk/gradsch/apply For applications to the Faculty of Education, please submit your CV and preliminary research proposal to the Office of Research (Email: [email protected] hk) before submitting your application online, at http: //www. hku. hk/gradsch/online

Application Supporting Documents Research Statement or Research Proposal Transcript Certificate of degree qualification Two Application Supporting Documents Research Statement or Research Proposal Transcript Certificate of degree qualification Two recommendation letters TOEFL or IELTS test report (for applicants from institutions outside HK where the language of instruction and examination is not entirely in English) GMAT/GRE score report (for admission to Faculty of Business & Economics) Research plan and Vision statement (for HKPF and UPF) Detailed requirements at www. hku. hk/gradsch/apply

Application TOEFL / IELTS Test Report TOEFL (taken within 2 years) Arts Faculty* – Application TOEFL / IELTS Test Report TOEFL (taken within 2 years) Arts Faculty* – 550 or above, AND TWE score of 4 or above Other Faculties^ – 550 or above *Except the School of Chinese and Centre of Buddhist Studies ^Including the School of Chinese and Centre of Buddhist Studies OR IELTS (taken within 2 years) Arts Faculty – Band 7 with no subtest < 5. 5 Other Faculties – Band 6 with no subtest < 5. 5

For students in mathematics education • If you want to study under Professor Frederick For students in mathematics education • If you want to study under Professor Frederick K. S. Leung, please contact him at [email protected] hk • Home-page: http: //www. hku. hk/curric/fleung • See also: http: //www. mathunion. org/icmi/activities/awar ds/the-hans-freudenthal-medal-for-2013/ 33

Thank you very much for your attention! Remember: Deadline for applications of Hong Kong Thank you very much for your attention! Remember: Deadline for applications of Hong Kong Ph. D Fellowships (HKPF) University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF), and Main Round of Postgraduate Scholarships: December 1, 2014 www. hku. hk/gradsch/apply http: //web. edu. hk/research. php 34

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