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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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The Research Postgraduate Programme Orientation was taken place on 14 September 2023. As Orientation begins, Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of APSS, Dr Christian GREIFFENHAGEN, Associate Professor of APSS, and several colleagues welcome all new research postgraduate students who have just started their journey with us. As always, our colleagues look forward to helping our students achieve and succeed, and wish them all the very best during their time wit

15 Sep 2023

20230914 A Warm Welcome to our New Cohort of Research Postgraduate Students

  The Faculty Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2023 celebrates the remarkable contributions of dedicated faculty members in the areas of teaching, research and scholarly activities, and knowledge transfer. The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) team has received recognition in all three award categories.   Faculty Awards in Teaching:   Name and Post Title of the Award Winner

11 Sep 2023

20230911_Faculty Awards_2023

The closing ceremony of the Junior Researcher Mentoring Programme 2023 organised by Global Engagement Office (GEO) was successfully held on 18 August 2023. This programme provides secondary school students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a chosen research topic and to nurture their analytical and research skills between April and August 2023.   Our colleagues have been mentors for six individual projects, more details could b

4 Sep 2023

20230904 Junior Researcher Mentoring Programme 2023_Group Photo_1

APSS held the Undergraduate Programme (Ug) Orientation for 150+ freshmen who joined the APSS family in the new academic year on 24 August 2023. Prof. Eric CHUI, Head and Professor of APSS, and his colleagues warmly welcomed all freshmen. He emphasised the trend of interdisciplinary communication and global citizenship, and highlighted the impressive average HKDSE score of the newly launched BA (Hons) Scheme in Applied Social Sciences programme th

30 Aug 2023

20230830 Warm Welcome to APSS Freshmen 1

Commissioned by the Hong Kong Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied (PHAB) Association, a research team from APSS (including Prof. Eric CHUI, Dr Yammy CHAK, Dr Herrick WONG, and Dr Kong YAM) conducted an evaluation study on the service impact of the Hong Kong Jockey Club's "Project LEGEND". This initiative aimed to support the personal and career development of young individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Specifi

29 Aug 2023

20230826 A Successful Collaboration with the Hong Kong PHAB Association 1

The international conference "Make a Difference – Social Work Without Barriers" successfully took place in Hanoi, Vietnam on 1st and 2nd of August 2023. It was organised by the China and Global Development Network (CGDN) of the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University (VNU).   The event attract

16 Aug 2023

20230802 Vietnam Conference and MoU 1

The APSS Graduates Association Annual General Meeting is an essential event for the alumni. It allows graduates to come together, discuss and learn from each other's professional experiences. On 29 July 2023, Mr Johnny IP, Chairperson of the APSS Graduates Association, welcomed all new members and reported on its events and activities from last year, as well as issues that the Association has been facing. One of the event’s highlights was the sh

4 Aug 2023

APSS Graduates Association Annual General Meeting 2023

Prof. Eric CHUI, Head and Professor of APSS and Co-Director of the Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology (PReCIT), Prof. Ben KU, Professor of APSS and Director of China and Global Development Network, and Mr Peng WU, a PhD student of APSS visited Peking University and Tsinghua University on 4 July 2023 to discuss potential dual degree collaborations and exchange views on institutional development.   APSS delegates were warmly welco

13 Jul 2023

20230713 APSS Head and CGDN Director Visit PKU and THU for Collaboration

In collaboration with the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the Department of Sociology at Peking University, APSS hosted a US-China Forum on Social Problems and Social Welfare Responses in Comparative Perspective from 27 June to 29 June 2023.   The Forum featured two panels of presentations and discussions, one on 27 June 2023 and the other on 28 June 2023, respectively. The first panel, titled "S

4 Jul 2023

20230629 US-China Forum Panel Discussion 1

On 26 September 2023, APSS welcomed our inbound and outbound exchange students with a Mid-Autumn Festival gathering. Similar to last year, the gathering featured traditional lanterns, mooncakes, and discussions about the legends of these iconic objects.   Our outbound students led the discussions about the festive season and meaning behind Mid-Autumn Festival. They were also actively involved in listening to the inbound exchange students about t

28 Sep 2023

20230926 APSS Mid-Autumn Festival Gathering 1

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