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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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  The Outstanding APSS Alumni Award is a prestigious honour that recognises the remarkable achievements and contributions of alumni from the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS). This award serves as a testament to the exceptional leadership, commitment, and dedication of APSS alumni who have made significant impact in their professional fields and communities. Ms Tung Ching Yvonne CHAK is currently the Director of Hong Kong Christian Ser

2 Jun 2023

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On 27 May 2023, a memorable celebration was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The event commenced with an engaging Fun Lecture on the significance of former staff and community involvement. The Lecture was delivered by a panel of distinguished speakers, including Eric CHUI, Head of APSS, and Helen YU, Jenny HUI, Teresa TSIEN, all former colleagues of AP

31 May 2023

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Prof. Eric CHUI, Head and Professor of APSS and Co-Director of the Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT), visited Prime Minister’s Office and government agencies in Bangladesh on 10 May 2023 to exchange views and to discuss potential research collaborations and institutional development between APSS, PReCIT and Bangladesh under Belt and Road Initiative. Prof. CHUI was warmly welcomed by Mr. Doyananda Debnath, Joint Secreta

16 May 2023

APSS Delegates Visited Bangladesh Government Agencies

The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with universities in Asia. The MoUs set the stage for collaborative academic research, joint publications, staff and student exchange, and related opportunities.     The first MoU was signed between APSS and the Faculty of Social Administration at Thammasat University (TU) in Thailand. Dr. Ben KU, Ass

10 May 2023

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The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) held a signing ceremony on 3 May 2023 to mark the beginning of a significant joint initiative.  APSS and IASSW will work together to provide a global online learning platform on IASSW Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training for international users. The collaboration ai

4 May 2023

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On 15 April 2023, as part of the APSS 50th Anniversary series of celebratory events, the APSS Graduates Association (APSSGA) successfully organised a Movie Screening and Fundraising event. The event, which also included a ‘Director Sharing Session’, was held at THX Premiere Elements. Over 200 APSS alumni, students, and colleagues came together to watch the award-winning movie “A Light Never Goes Out”. The director, Ms Anastasia TSANG, joined us a

18 Apr 2023

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On 12 April 2023, the Global Engagement Office (GEO) collaborated with APSS to host the PolyU Taster Programme 2023 for Secondary School Students at the PolyU Campus. The Joint Programme Leaders of the BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences, Dr Kong YAM and Dr Raymond TAM, presented the key features and curriculum structure of this undergraduate programme to 34 Secondary 4 and 5 students.   During the small group sharing session, members of

14 Apr 2023

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The 11th Lam Woo Distinguished Social Work Awards Ceremony and Social Work-Stations Building and Social Work High-Quality Development Symposium, jointly hosted by the Department of Sociology of Peking University, the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Peking University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre, was successfully held on 2 April 2023. Nearly 4,000 expe

6 Apr 2023

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For the third International Scholar Talk Series in the academic year 2022-23, Prof. Ka Tat TSANG, Professor of Social Work at the University of Toronto, delivered an online talk entitled “SSLD: An Intervention System for the Post-Professional Era” on 17 March 2023. This International Scholar Talk Series is one of the initiatives to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of APSS. During his presentation, Prof. TSANG introduced how the post-professional co

29 Mar 2023

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Taiwan Study Trip (from 27 April to 2 May 2023) A group of five students from the BA (Hons) Social Work and MA (Hons) Social Work programme were led by Dr Angel LAI, Assistant Professor of APSS, on a study trip to Taiwan between 27 April and 2 May 2023. The trip aimed to create research impact based on a GRF-funded project – “School Ethnic-Racial Socialization, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Health in Context: Indigenous Adolescents in Taiwa

5 Jun 2023

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