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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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All incoming exchange students, local and non-local students were invited to join a Chinese Character Ink Rubbing workshop organised by APSS Student Exchange and International Affairs on 16 March 2023. In addition to having fun, it was a great opportunity to learn the traditional art and also to get to know each other. Special thanks go to Miss Nancy SONG, our Year 3 undergraduate student (majoring in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship),

21 Mar 2023

20230321 Ink Rubbing Workshop

We are honoured to have Dr Maria THEISS, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at University of Warsaw (UW), to deliver a talk amid her hectic three-day visit to PolyU.  The talk, entitled “Who should receive what and why?": Citizens' perceptions of deservingness and distributive justice in a multilayered welfare context”, was held face-to face for the first time in the International Scholar Talk Series

15 Mar 2023

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Faculty of Political Science and International Studies (WNPiSM) at The University of Warsaw (UW) on 8th March 2023.  The aim of the MoU is to foster a strategic cooperation and collaboration between Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at PolyU and WNPiSM at UW. The partnership includes the establishment of a dual degree programm

8 Mar 2023

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Dr Ben KU, Associate Professor of APSS and Director of the China and Global Development Network (CGDN), and Ms Kan YIP, Assistant Director (Development and Partnership) of the CGDN, visited Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Almaty, Kazakhstan on 21st February 2023, to exchange views and to discuss opportunities of developing a mutually beneficial collaboration. They were warmly received by the Rector of KazNU, Dr Zhanseit TUIMEBAYEV a

6 Mar 2023

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of APSS, Dr Siu Wai LIT, Principal Clinical Associate of APSS, hosted a face-to-face workshop on Narrative Therapy on 25 February 2023.   This workshop targeted helping professionals who were new to Narrative Therapy, and those who wanted to explore the application of Narrative Therapy in their workplace.   With approximately 60 APSS students and alumni in attendance, the workshop provided attendees with a p

27 Feb 2023

20230225 Narrative Therapy Workshop Group Photo 1

APSS is very proud to announce that a team of APSS year 3 students, including Brandon Chiu Yeung CHAN, Wellesley Chun Yui LEUNG and James Tsz For LO, from the BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (SPSE) programme won the Stage One award (HKD 20,000) of the PolyU Micro Fund 2022-23 Cohort 1. The team has subsequently been admitted to the HKSTP Ideation Programme (HKD 100,000).   The student team took the initiative to kick start

22 Feb 2023

20230222 SPSE PolyU Micro FundHKSTP Ideation Programme HoD

Prof. Sylvia CHEN (Associate Dean of FHSS, Associate Director of Mental Health Research Centre and Professor of APSS) and Dr Angel LAI (Assistant Professor of APSS) have received support for their project under Phase 2 of the Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme (the Funding Scheme) coordinated by the Advisory Committee on Mental Health to develop innovative social services programmes for improving the mental well-being of adolescents and sch

21 Feb 2023

20230221 Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme of Health Bureau

This book is dedicated to late Dr. David Ip whom Herbary would be nowhere near who he is today without. Dr Herbary CHEUNG, Research Assistant Professor of APSS, and a Research Associate at Institut de Recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC) in France, has recently published a sole-authored book titled Engendering Migration Journey: Identity, Ethnicity and Gender of Thai Migrant Women in Hong Kong. This book draws on ethnographic

16 Feb 2023

20230216 Herbary Cheung

In collaboration with several social enterprises and start-ups, APSS implemented the Social Enterprise Puzzle Challenge on 14 and 15 March, 2023. Around 150 university students and staff members participated in this Challenge. Students from APSS guided visitors through the stories of social enterprises and start-ups. Visitors were also invited to play a puzzle game, which aimed at introducing two business model development toolkits for social ent

23 Mar 2023

20230321 Social Enterprise Puzzle Challenge 1

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