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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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The “Healing Together – Building Positive School Mental Health in Post-COVID Hong Kong” project (the project) launched by the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) with the support from the funding of the Government’s Mental Health Project Funding Scheme - Phase 2 concluded on 6 July 2024. The project focused on creating a supportive and uplifting environment for students and teachers in Hong Kong's secondary schools in the wake of the pan

8 Jul 2024

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Congratulations to the following awardees in securing research funding from RGC in 2024/25 Exercise: Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) Principal Investigator Scheme Project Title Fund Awarded ($) Dr Hui

2 Jul 2024

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APSS organised four study tours aimed at broadening students' global horizons, facilitating cultural exchange, and fostering knowledge sharing with university students, non-governmental organisations, and local communities. These tours offered students a comprehensive learning experience, merging academic knowledge with cultural exploration, thereby deepening their understanding of social work, social policy, counselling, mental issue issues and

26 Jun 2024

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According to the 2024-2025 U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was the 67th in the Best Global Universities. For subject ranking, PolyU sat in #19th in Best Universities for Social Sciences and Public Health; and that PolyU ranked first in Hong Kong and is the best in Asia.   Find out more: Best Global Universities for Social Sciences and Public Health:

26 Jun 2024

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On 21 June 2024, the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) and Chiang Mai University (CMU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Thailand, solidifying our commitment to knowledge exchange, collaboration in service-learning programmes, student exchange initiatives, and joint research projects. The MoU marks a significant milestone for both institutions in establishing a close academic and research partnership.   On the same day, Pro

21 Jun 2024

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With the generous support from Lee Hysan Foundation and C.F. & Nancy Tao Foundation (the Foundations), Project “Happy Edward: Preventing Elder abuse and Supporting Abuse Victims” led by Prof. Elsie YAN of APSS produced a 35-minute short film “Bric-a-Brac” to raise public awareness of elder abuse.   The film premiered at the Hong Kong Art Centre on the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2024. It was well received by more than 300 audience

20 Jun 2024

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APSS is pleased to announce that eleven APSS students were selected as recipients of coveted HSBC Scholarships. A big congratulations from APSS to the winners for their achievements!   Awardee of HSBC Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong) Scholarship 2023/24 Selection criteria: This award prioritises individuals who have a clear career plan, relevant expertise, and a commitment to contributing to the growth and development of the GBA region. Award price

18 Jun 2024

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In a momentous event held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) and Columbia School of Social Work at Columbia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pave new ground in our collaborative partnership on 14 June 2024.   The ceremony was led by Prof. Eric CHUI, Chair Professor and Head of APSS, and Prof. Melissa BEGG, Dean of Social Work at the Columbia School of Social Work. Dist

18 Jun 2024

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The Departmental Best Teaching Award is a prestigious prize within our department that acknowledges and celebrates our fellow colleagues' exemplary commitment and dedication to teaching. In addition to celebrating award recipients’ exceptional contributions, the prize also serves to inspire others and promote a culture of excellence within our department. For the individual and team categories respectively, the following colleagues have won the

17 Jun 2024

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The APSS Graduate Association (APSSGA) organised a cuttlefish fishing night on 6 July 2024. This activity was held in Sai Kung, providing participants with a refreshing sea breeze and relaxing night during the hot summer days.  A total of 35 alumni, family members, and graduating students came together to participate in this activity. They enjoyed a fruitful evening of cuttlefish fishing, savouring delicious cuisine, and engaging in mutual sharin

9 Jul 2024


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