Liu Mingkun is passionate about mathematics


柳明坤同學熱愛數學

Date: 06 Aug 2015 (Thursday)

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Mathematics student receives scholarship to study in France

數學系學生獲獎學金赴法國升學

Liu Mingkun (Mathematics, Year 3) recently received a scholarship of 36,000 euros to pursue his studies in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program at École Polytechnique in France starting September 2015. Mingkun is the only tertiary student in Hong Kong who was selected this year.

Mingkun said “I am honoured to enter the Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my final year project’s supervisor Dr Ho Man-ho, Lecturer of the Department of Mathematics, who gave me valuable suggestions. I would like to thank Dr Li Yutian, Research Assistant Professor, and Dr Zeng Tieyong, Assistant Professor, as well for their time spent to discuss with me on my projects. My gratitude also extends to Professor Philippe G Ciarlet, City University of Hong Kong, who allowed me to sit in on his courses and helped me a lot in my application.”

École Polytechnique is among the most selective and prestigious establishments in France. Among its alumni are three former French presidents, three Nobel Prize winners, a Fields Medalist and so on.

The Ingénieur Polytechnicien Program is a four-year curriculum comprising high-level scientific education with emphasis on international exposure, interpersonal skill development, and leadership training. Upon completion of his studies in France, Mingkun plans to continue his PhD study in mathematics.

柳明坤同學(數學三年級)最近獲得法國巴黎綜合理工學院綜合理工課程取錄,可獲得36,000歐元獎學金。他是今年唯一獲該課程取錄的本港學生,並將於今年9月前往法國。

柳同學說﹕「我很榮幸獲得該課程取錄。我特別感謝我的畢業論文指導老師、數學系講師何文浩博士,給予我很多寶貴的意見。我亦感謝研究助理教授李玉田博士和助理教授曾鐵勇博士,花費寶貴的時間指導我的項目。此外,我感謝香港城市大學Philippe G Ciarlet教授讓我旁聽他的課堂和協助是次申請。」

巴黎綜合理工學院是法國最優秀和最具權威的大學之一,其知名的校友包括三位前法國總統、三位諾貝爾獎得獎者及一位菲爾茲獎得主等。

綜合理工課程是四年制課程,內容涵蓋高深科學教育,強調拓展國際視野、溝通技能和領袖訓練。完成課程後,柳同學預期繼續修讀數學博士學位。