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Even as we receive public recognition for our many great achievements, APSS remains focused on pursuing excellence and promoting education and research for social responsibility, leadership, and care.

Prof Eric CHUI

Professor and Head

Department of Applied Social Sciences


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Ms Wing Kiu LAU (BA (Hons) in Social Work) is selected as the most outstanding student. This award is a testament not only to her outstanding academic accomplishments during her studies in APSS but also to her strong leadership ability, active involvement in extra-curricular activities, substantial community service and exemplary personal merit. Wing Kiu has aptly demonstrated numerous qualities that make this award well-deserved.   On her achi

5 Dec 2022


As part of the University’s 85th Anniversary celebratory events, PolyU hosted the “Forum on Integrating I&T into GBA and the National System cum Launch Ceremony of Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT)” on 24 November 2022. About 300 guests, staff members, students, alumni, and leaders from I&T, finance, and academia attended this grand occasion and exchanged views on how Hong Kong can proactively integrate into the Nation

28 Nov 2022

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The Research Grants Council (RGC) held an award presentation ceremony on 7 Nov 2022 to honour 87 academics from the eight University Grants Committee (UGC)-funded universities for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to the higher education sector. Prof. CHAN was awarded the RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme for his project “Family Polyvictimization and Social Policy Responses in East Asian Societies”.  Prof. C

28 Nov 2022

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On 22 November 2022, in celebration of the 85th Anniversary of PolyU, APSS successfully held the Alumni Reunion Luncheon at Hotel ICON. During the Luncheon, our APSS alumni and students, current staff, and former colleagues, shared many great conversations and old memories with one another.   It was a great honor to have Prof. David SHUM, Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, kick off the Luncheon by delivering his opening remarks. Prof.

25 Nov 2022

APSS Alumni Reunion Luncheon

On 16 November, HKCSS presented the 2022 commendation for age-friendly measures (長者友善措施致意行動), and Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) received the Age-friendly Gold Star Award (長者友善金星獎) and the Digital Connection Special Award (數碼連繫特別獎). The Age-friendly Gold Star Award recognizes IAA for taking full account of the principles of age-friendliness and caring for the needs of the older adults in implementation of policies, measures, and services, as we

23 Nov 2022

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To promote the current engagements of APSS research centres to our Research Postgraduate (RPg) and Doctor of Social Work (DSW) students, the Department successfully organised two workshops on 28 September and 28 October 2022. The first workshop was opened by Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of APSS and Co-Director of the Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT) at PolyU. Prof. CHUI talked about the missions and activities of PReCIT, a

9 Nov 2022

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APSS held a luncheon discussion with student ambassadors and administrative colleagues who have supported wholeheartedly the PolyU Undergraduate Info Day 2022. Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of APSS; Dr Kong YAM and Dr Raymond TAM, Co-Programme Leaders of BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences; and Dr Rita CHEUNG, Assistant Programme Leader of BA (Hons) in Social Work, attended the luncheon on behalf of the department. They received various positive

24 Oct 2022

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Fifteen students received the APSS Scholarship for Outstanding Students – Taught Postgraduate Programme (the Scholarship) in recognition of their stellar academic performance and solid commitment to the betterment of society. The scholarship offers HK$5,000 to selected current and final year self-financed taught postgraduate students who have completed half of the required credits of their programmes and attained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

21 Oct 2022

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APSS has received a total of HK$1.33 million in donations from the Hong Kong Buddhist Association Primary School Head Council to implement a school-based mindfulness curriculum in eight primary schools and mindfulness groups for students with special educational needs. The principal investigator Dr Herman LO, Associate Professor of APSS, attended the cheque presentation ceremony on 19 August 2022. Also in attendance at the event were the three pr

10 Oct 2022

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APSS always strives to establish mutually enriching collaborations with universities worldwide in order to provide overseas exchange opportunities for our students.  We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Fudan University, China, for student and staff exchange for five years. In addition, APSS has also renewed student exchange agreements with the University of Calgary, Canada, and JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland. We ho

6 Dec 2022

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