The Department of Media and Communication has announced that 17 young scholars from the Mainland and 1 from Taiwan will be invited to take residence, adding to the list of 113 “alumni” who have previously participated in the program.
They will come to the Department in two batches during Semester B, each for a month. During their residency these scholars will conduct research projects in collaboration with or under the supervision of COM faculty members. They will also attend seminars and interact with our Ph.D. students.
According to Dr. Shen Fei, the coordinator of the Young Scholars from the Mainland program, this year we received 91 applications from 65 universities and research institutions across China. As the exchange program is nationally so prominent as to attract very keen competition, “we have to make tough choices,” he said.
This program was launched in 2005-06 and has so far hosted 113 scholars, many of whom have become established figures in the field.
“We have built a very strong network of ties with scholars in China,” said Professor Lee Chin-Chuan, Head of the Department who initiated the Program, “They have been conducive to the Department’s outreach initiatives.”
The 18 scholars to be invited are: