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Establishment of a Dual Degree Programme and Staff and Student Exchange with The University of Warsaw, Poland

8 Mar 2023


Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony (Standing from Left to Right: Dr Bartosz Pielinski, Prof. Geoffrey Shen, Prof. Ben Young, Dr Aleksander Dańda, Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Prof. Eric Chui, Dr Maria Theiss; Sitting from Left to Right: Prof. Daniel Przastek , Prof. David Shum)

A Group Photo of Poland Delegates and APSS Management Team (From Left to Right: Ms Beckie Li, Prof. Angie Yuen, Dr Qiaobing Wu, Dr Ben Ku, Prof. Eric Chui, Prof. Daniel Przastek, Dr Maria Theiss, Dr Bartosz Pielinski, Dr Raymond Tam, Dr Paul Khiatani)

Welcoming Lunch at Ju Yin House (From Left to Right: Ms Winnie Fung, Ms Beckie Li, Dr Ben Ku, Dr Maria Theiss, Dr Qiaobing Wu, Dr Bartosz Pielinski, Prof. Eric Chui, Prof. Angie Yuen, Prof. Daniel Przastek, Prof. David Shum, Dr Raymond Tam, Dr Paul Khiatani)

PolyU Library Tour

Meeting PolyU Senior Management (From Left to Right: Prof. Daniel Shek, Prof. Geoffrey Shen, Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Prof. Ben Young, Prof. David Shum, Dr Maria Theiss, Dr Bartosz Pielinski, Prof. Daniel Przastek, Prof. Eric Chui, Dr Qiaobing Wu)

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 programme, staff and student exchange, joint research activities, participation in seminar and academic meetings, exchange of academic materials, and special short-term academic programmes. 

Prof. David SHUM, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at PolyU, was invited to give the opening remarks. Prof. SHUM said, “Our Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and APSS have always been committed to nurturing professional service providers in the health and social sciences sectors. We strive to offer the best education for social and healthcare professionals, and we work towards innovative and impactful research that addresses complex social and health problems in society.”

Prof. Daniel PRZASTEK, Dean of the WNPiSM at UW, was delighted to see the strategic cooperation and collaboration between our two universities, especially the proposed dual-degree programme in the area of social policy.

Marking this special occasion, Dr Aleksander DAŃDA, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Hong Kong and Macau, was invited to give a congratulatory speech. Dr DAŃDA had high hopes that the partnership will facilitate students “to go into distant places, to see the differences with their own eyes and to understand the differences. By understanding, accept those different cultures.”

The MoU was signed by Prof. David SHUM and Prof. Daniel PRZASTEK. The signing was witnessed by Dr Aleksander DAŃDA, Prof. Kwok-yin WONG, Vice President (Education) of PolyU, and Prof. Ben YOUNG, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) of PolyU.

Prof. Eric CHUI, Head of APSS, exchanged a souvenir with Prof. PRZASTEK, as a token of appreciation. The signing ceremony ended with rapturous applause.

PolyU has always encouraged academic departments to strengthen cooperation and academic exchange with different world-leading universities. APSS looks forward to exploring further opportunities for collaboration with WNPiSM in different areas.


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