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B.Soc.Sc., MSW, MEd, PhD, JP, BBS. Former Vice-President (Student and Global Affairs) PolyU; Honorary Professor


Professor Angelina Yuen-Tsang was former Head of the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Vice President of PolyU responsible for global and student affairs from 2010 until her retirement in 2018.

Prof. Yuen is advisor and board member of numerous government organizations and charitable foundations in Hong Kong and in Mainland China. She is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Keswick Foundation of Hong Kong, Hon. President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association, Hon. Advisor of the Hong Kong Academy of Social Work, Executive Committee member of the All-China Federation of Women, Hon. Advisor of the China Association of Social Work Education and Visiting Professor of many universities in Mainland China. She has played a significant role in the development of social work education in the Chinese Mainland since the late 1980s, including the introduction of the first MSW programme in the country, which was a collaboration between PolyU and Peking University. She and was appointed Justice of Peace in 2002 and awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008 by the Hong Kong Government.

Prof. Yuen was President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) from 2008-2012 and is currently Ambassador of the President for the Asia region and recipient of the 2020 Eileen Younghusband Memorial Lecture Award. She is actively involved in fostering the development of social work and social work education in Hong Kong, Mainland China and in Asian countries, and is particularly keen in supporting capacity building programmes and fostering social work education standards in the region.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work & Social Administration), University of Hong Kong (1995)
  • Master in Education (Adult & Higher Education), University of Manchester, England (1983)
  • Master in Social Work (Community Development & Planning), University of Toronto, Canada (1978)
  • Bachelor in Social Sciences (Hons.) in Social Work & Sociology, University of Hong Kong (1975)

Professional Qualifications

Registered Social Worker


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