Frequently Asked Questions

What is HARDI?

HARDI stands for Hawaii Accounting Research Doctoral Institute. HARDI is a Ph.D. student consortium that invites outstanding accounting researchers to teach excellent Ph.D. students to research topics relevant to the accounting profession.


What are the subject areas?

Hawai’i Accounting Research Doctoral Institute invites at least four well-known and outstanding researchers from the following areas:

  •  Financial (including international accounting)
  •  Managerial accounting
  •  Auditing
  •  Accounting information system and
  •  Experimental (or analytic) research in accounting

Each year, at least two professors will cover the financial accounting area to meet the high demand. Other areas of research will alternate from one year to another.


Who are the teaching faculty members?

You can find the information for the HARDI 2024 faculty members at

HARDI 2024 faculty members page


HARDI 2024 Schedule 

June 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2024

June 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2024

June 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2024

June 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2024


Which year Ph.D. students will benefit most from attending  HARDI?

Our program is designed for second and third-year Ph.D. students, most preferably the third-year student.


Will the University of Hawai’i provide funding for my stay in Hawai’i?

HARDI program is offered tuition-free to invited Ph.D. students. The University of Hawai’i does not provide any other funding to HARDI participants.


Will the University of Hawaii arrange my stay in Hawaii?

We strongly recommend students stay on campus at UHM Conference Housing or Lincoln HallUHM Conference Housing is a less expensive option managed by the Univerity of Hawaii at “Manoa Students Housing” services and will become available for reservation in December 2023. Lincoln Hall, managed by East-West Center Housing. The apartments can be reserved now, and HARDI-2024 participants can make reservations using the “HARDI Lincoln Calling Group.” Please know that Lincoln Hall has limited apartments and is high in demand. So, if you want to stay in Lincoln Hall, make your reservation as soon as possible.


I am an international student. Are there any requirements to attend HARDI?

International students will have to meet Graduate Division English proficiency and other requirements. When necessary, international students can use the HARDI’s acceptance/invitation letter to apply for B-1 visas.