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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Department of Health Technology and Informatics

PhD Opportunities - Applications for PhD studentship start September 1st, 2020

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics welcomes applications from high potential candidates with academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2021/22.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded university in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China which has a long and proud history of providing internationally competitive professionally oriented education. The University has a strong team of academic staff with solid experience in supervising research postgraduate students, many of whom are internationally leading experts in their research areas.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Department of Health Technology and Informatics

The Department of Health Technology and Informatics is comprised of Medical Laboratory Science and Radiography – two well-established healthcare disciplines whose tertiary education has a long history of over 40 years in Hong Kong. The unique combination of these two healthcare disciplines in one department enables us to share expertise, complement each other and excel in both academic programmes and research.

We strive to excel in research in biomedical science, radiation science and medical imaging. We conduct both basic and translational research under four thematic areas:

  • Cancer
  • Metabolic and Ocular Disorders
  • Immunity and Infection
  • Haemodynamic and Vascular Disorders

Our research laboratories are equipped with advanced instruments for high-impact research work. In addition to working with researchers within the University, we also collaborate with top-notch scholars around the globe. We supervise research students by drawing expertise from within and outside the Department as appropriate.

Our PhD programme aims to provide rigorous training to students who aspire to become researchers or scholars capable of conducting independent and original research, and producing research findings that are relevant and significant to their chosen field of specialisation. The graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform investigative work of substance with rigour and wit.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Application Method

Applicants seeking admission to the PhD programme should identify and make contact with their intended PhD supervisors in the Department before submission of their applications via the HKPFS 2021/22. Information on the academic staff and research areas of the Department can be accessed via and respectively.

Please make an initial application online through the HKPFS Electronic System at to obtain an HKPFS Reference number by 1 December 2020 (12:00 noon Hong Kong Time) before submitting a full application to PolyU’s eAdmission system at on or before 2 December 2020 (11:59 p.m. Hong Kong time).

Please note that applicants applying for admission to the University through HKPFS will be considered concurrently for the Postgraduate Studentship awarded by the Department.

Further Information

  • Department Website:
  • University Website:
  • eProspectus:
  • eAdmission:
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