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SJTU Opens Joint PhD Program with paired Seed Funding with University of Melbourne

July 17, 2020      Author:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has signed an agreement with The University of Melbourne (UoM) to launch its combined program of seed funding and joint PhD.

Applications for the SJTU-UoM Joint PhD Projects with paired Seed Funding program are now open. Up to five supervisor "pairs" - a pair being one academic from SJTU and one from the UoM – will each receive financial support for their research collaboration and for two joint PhD candidates in 2021. These candidates will spend at least 12 months in each host institution and be eligible to graduate with a jointly awarded degree recognised by two testarmus, one from each university.

"It is the first time that Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) combines the funding of joint research with a partner university directly with co-supervision of PhD students. We hope this new initiative will provide more opportunities for students from both sides to enhance their training with global vision", shared by Professor Lisa X. XU, the Vice-President of SJTU for Graduate Education and International Affairs.

"The University of Melbourne (UoM) is committed to strengthening its research ties in China and collaborating on projects that deliver benefits for both universities, " UoM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Jim McCluskey said, "this new joint PhD program will provide opportunities to address many shared challenges to our environment resulting from climate change; the governance of our institutions, our health and wellbeing, and the many engineering and natural sciences questions that we share. "

Pro Vice-Chancellor Graduate and International Research at UoM, Professor Justin Zobel, added that the program will benefit researchers and graduate researchers from both institutions.

"Candidates will gain invaluable experience and skills from their hosts, whether it is UoM or SJTU. The program will help grow the network of researchers with experience and understanding of both the Australian and Chinese research landscapes."

Applications for the SJTU-UoM Joint PhD Projects with paired Seed Funding program are open until 17 August. Applications can be made here: https://sites.research.unimelb.edu.au/research-funding/internal/uom-sjtu-joint-phd-projects-with-paired-seed-funding