PhD student stories

Growing up in Brazil, Igor Felippe never dreamt he would one day graduate with a PhD in far-off Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Tiancheng Zhang

Meet Tiancheng Zhang

Tiancheng is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. He started his research from China during the Covid-19 pandemic, then entered New Zealand as part of the government’s border exception programme.

Meiqin comes from a small village in western China and had never flown on a plane before her research collaboration with the Three Brothers project.

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Diego is from Mexico and is studying for his PhD in Civil Engineering. Diego was awarded a Conacyt scholarship to study in New Zealand.

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PhD candidate Stephanie Segovia

Dr Stephanie Segovia

Canadian doctoral candidate Stephanie Segovia explains her research focus, why she picked the Liggins Institute and what she likes about life in Auckland.