HKUST PPOL Newsletter Fall 2023

44 Student Achievements and Events In this academic year (2022-23), three PhD students of PPOL have been awarded RedBird PhD Awards, in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements and demonstrated research accomplishments; each awardee receives a cash prize of HK$ 20,000: PPOL Research Postgraduate Students Received RedBird PhD Award and AIS Best Research Merit Award About the RedBird Academic Excellence Award The Fok Ying Tung Graduate School of HKUST issue the RedBird PhD Academic Excellence Award in recognition of existing PhD students for their outstanding academic performance and research capacity; awardees need to demonstrate academic and research achievements such as journal article publication records, patents filed, research awards, and honors received. One PPOL MPhil student has been awarded the AIS Best Research Merit Award 2022-23 (MPhil category) to honour her policy research on using company and government contract data to examine the relationship between the innovation performance of small and medium-sized companies in China and the Chinese government smart city projects, the awardee receives a cash prize of HK$5,000: Dr. Marie Noel Loullie Bernal-Garrido (Doctoral Graduate 2023) Mr. Alvin Li (Year 3 PhD student) Miss Xiaotong Li (Year 3 PhD student) About the IPO Best Research Award The IPO Best Research Award was established in 2011 with the support of the Provost’s Office to recognize outstanding achievements by research postgraduate students who made the most original and influential research achievements from their study, which was carried out mainly at HKUST. The key objective of the Best Research Award is to foster the overall quality of research education in the University. The Award has the PhD and the MPhil categories. Miss Xiaohui Jiang (2022 MPhil graduate) Congratulations to Marie, Alvin, and Xiaotong! Congratulations to Xiaohui!