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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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The highly anticipated International Conference on "Social Work Innovation: Theory and Practice in the New Development Stage" was held from 24 November to 25 November 2023 at Peking University, Beijing. The conference serves as a platform for scholars and experts to delve into various aspects of social work innovation.   After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference has made a vibrant return, attracting over a hundred abstracts from

27 Nov 2023

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APSS received funding from Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) for the project titled "Digital Social Capital: Its Formation and Deployment of an Indigenous Framework for Hong Kong Communities", led by Principal Investigator Prof. Ben KU Hok Bun, Professor of APSS.   PI: Prof. Ben KU Hok Bun, Professor of APSS Co-Is: Prof. Yuk Chung CHAN (former Professor of APSS), Dr Denny HO Kwok Leung (Senior Project Fellow of APSS and former Assoc

24 Nov 2023

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The third Consul General Talk Series was successfully held on 21 November 2023. It was hosted by the Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT), in collaboration with APSS and the Global Engagement Office. In the third Talk Series, Ms Israt Ara, the Consul General of Bangladesh in Hong Kong, gave a talk titled ‘Promoting partnership between Bangladesh and Hong Kong in ICT to create a knowledge-based economy’. Her talk featured

22 Nov 2023

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The APSS Entry Scholarship for Self-financed Taught Postgraduate Programmes is available to outstanding students admitted to taught postgraduate programmes at the master’s level. Awardees are nominated based on admission results and academic achievements. The scholarship offers one-off awards of varying amounts, ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$80,000. Congratulations to awarded students! Let’s hear what they have to say:  

22 Nov 2023

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Over 430 graduates from our Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes gathered on 10 November 2023 for the 29th Congregation of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS). Congratulations were extended to all graduates for completing their studies successfully in the 2022/23 academic year.   The atmosphere was filled with joy and pride as the FHSS and APSS community celebrated this significant milestone. Words of appreciation and encoura

14 Nov 2023

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Mr Nick Jingqiang ZENG, a Doctor of Social Work (DSW) student at APSS, has been awarded the Student Innovation Grand Award and Student Innovation (Postgraduate or above) Gold Award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2023.   Mr ZENG developed the winning project "Meditech", which utilises a smart pill box and a centralised management system to effectively remind elderly individuals to take their medications on time and in the correct dosage. The manageme

13 Nov 2023

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The 27th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2023, was held from 5 to 7 November 2023, at Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. The event was organised by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Asia Pacific Region, Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE), and the Philippines Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI).   The conference offered delegates a platform to inspire and share about their efforts to a

10 Nov 2023


The conference “Practice Research - The Process of Developing Social Capital by Social Workers’ Conference: Consolidation and Looking ahead” (實踐研究 - 社工建立社會資本的過程」: 總結與展望研討會) was successfully held on 3 November 2023. It brought together researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders who were involved in a three-year project, funded by the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF), titled “Evaluation as Learning Tools: Practice Research for the P

10 Nov 2023


PolyU Information Day was successfully held in-person on 21 October 2023. Three APSS Information Seminars were very well received by prospective students and their parents. Our staff were very grateful with their overwhelming interest in our Undergraduate programme – BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences (JS3250) and Taught Postgraduate Programmes. During the Information Day, prospective students asked our current staff and students questi

25 Oct 2023

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On 25 November 2023, the Peking University-PolyU China Social Work Research Centre (the Centre) hosted a salon titled "The Yes-and-No of DSW" (社會工作專業博士(DSW)的是與不是). This salon serves as a platform for scholars and experts to understand the vision and operations of the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programme.   Prof. Ben KU, DSW Programme Leader and Professor at APSS, introduced the aims and characteristics of DSW. He explained how the DSW programme

30 Nov 2023

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