About 100 doctoral students, faculty and experts convened at the 14th APRU Doctoral Students Conference (DSC) hosted by Zhejiang University (ZJU) in Hangzhou, China.
|Presenters and guest speakers gather for a group photo. Photo by Zhejiang University.|
The conference commenced on 23 November with a welcome dinner and an introduction on APRU and ZJU. Associate Professor Min Li and Ms Tian Minjie of ZJU’s International Office led the overview on the host university and the conference proceedings. APRU Program Director, Ms Cheryl Torrado also gave an overview of APRU and the DSC.
On 24 November, Executive Vice-President Professor Yonghua Song and Professor Jiaping Wang, Dean Graduate School welcomed participants and guests at ZJU’s Zijingang Campus. This was followed by a dynamic engagement among doctoral students and keynote speakers led by respected senior academic leaders and industry experts. A seminar on academic publishing was also organised in partnership with Elsevier and gave students insights and practical tips on successful scholarly publishing.
|Keynote speakers share their experiences and expertise (from top clockwise): Alibaba Group’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr Jian Wang; Vice-President of Tsinghua University, Prof Yigong Shi; President of Victor and William Fung Foundation, and Immediate Past President, University of Hong Kong, Prof Lap-Chee Tsui.|