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Business PhD student granted National Social Science Fund for young learners

20151118 - busLeah Li, PhD student of the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, School of Business, was awarded the National Social Science Fund for young learners by the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science of The People’s Republic of China. She received a funding of RMB200,000 to conduct collaborative research.

Leah will be partnering with an Associate Professor of Chongqing Normal University Peng Xiangjun to explore efficient ways of utilising resources in the cyber world. Their research aims to convince private enterprises and the government of the importance of providing infrastructural support for traditional service industries, and help shape future research into the Internet economy on the Chinese mainland.

Under the supervision of the National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, the National Social Science Fund covers a total of 23 areas of study, among which humanities and social sciences are both reputed for their excellence. There were over 27,000 nation-wide applicants competing for the Fund this year and 2,285 projects or research studies, or 8% of the applicants, were granted the Fund.

(Adapted from HKBU eNews, CPRO)