The Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) of PolyU will cooperate with the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) to enhance the quality of social work education and nurture future generations of social workers around the world.


Under the agreement signed this month, APSS and IASSW will launch an online learning platform on IASSW Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training for international users.


Witnessed by Prof. Kwok-yin Wong, Vice President (Education) of PolyU, Prof. Ben Young, Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) and Dr Varoshini Nadesam, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Community Development, University of Johannesburg, the agreement was signed by Prof. Eric Chui, Head of APSS, and Prof. Annamaria Campanini, President of IASSW.


Prof. Young applauded the agreement which would enable APSS to positively contribute to the international community of social work educators as well as to build global networks for its students and academic staff. Prof. Campanini also expressed her delight in celebrating this important moment of cooperation between the two parties.