Monash University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) established a PhD exchange programme in 2017. The programme aims to provide our PhD students with opportunities to access research expertise, resources and infrastructure at both institutions.
The programme will be administered by the Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (FMNHS) and The CUHK Faculty of Medicine. The faculties share both common and complementary research strengths and capabilities and a strong focus on translational research outcomes.
The programme aims to provide benefits to both institutions that we are better able to harness together, namely:
- build new collaborative partnerships between our researchers that addresses world-relevant and strategically important problems which will open new research translation opportunities between Australia and China;
- Support and strengthen research excellence at each institution;
- Meet industry and government demand for universities to produce STEM graduates with a global perspective and able to be researcher/clinicians;
- Access external funding for large scale research projects;
- Build sustainable health research capacity by attracting high quality PhD’s, Post Docs and academic leaders into strategic research themes.
- Regenerative Medicine through Monash’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and CUHK Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
- Biomedical Engineering through the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and CUHK Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine.
Projects for prospective PhD students
Each project will be supervised by a Monash main supervisor and a CUHK co-supervisor.
- Studying Sarcopenia in man and zebrafish
- Effect of age-related epigenetic changes in neural stem/progenitor cells upon remyelination of the brain
- Engineering of a hydrogel system to recruit pro-regenerative T cells at sites of tissue injury
- Mechanisms regulating germline progenitor cell identity and fate
- Tunable stiffness of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering (FULL)
- Effect of mechanical properties of the cell on the intracellular delivery of nanoparticles
- Robotic system for walking assistance
- DNA-silicon based nanostructures for biomedical applications (FULL)
Please click here to view available projects and contact details at CUHK.
PhD scholarships and travel allowance
Exceptional PhD candidates will be granted RTP Stipend (formerly Australian Postgraduate Award), 2017 rate A$26,682 p.a. for three years, with a possible 6 month extension. In addition, a travel allowance of $5,000 will be provided to contribute to costs associated with the candidates travel to and from CUHK.