The Faculty aspires to attract talented young postgraduates for training to be scholars, outstanding researchers, and leading academics in Hong Kong, China and overseas. The Faculty provides opportunities for them to join research teams and work on novel research projects. They are encouraged to communicate their ideas and findings with peers, academics of the University, as well as with overseas researchers and scholars. Departments each year admit a number of students to the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes. Currently, there are around 280 research students. Many of their research findings contribute to international publications and to the formulation of public policies in promoting the well-being of the community.