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Diversify Academic Atmosphere: An EdUHK Lecturer’s odysseys of knowledge
Diversify Academic Atmosphere: An EdUHK Lecturer’s odysseys of knowledge

Diversify Academic Atmosphere: An EdUHK Lecturer’s odysseys of knowledge

We are delighted to welcome two colleges to the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, including Lecturer Mr Tommy Kwan, and Post-doctoral Fellow Dr Stuti Rawat. First, we will introduce to you, Mr Tommy Kwan. Before joining the Department of Asian and Policy Studies Tommy obtained his bachelor’s […]

APS faculty published article on UN Sustainable Development Goals
APS faculty published article on UN Sustainable Development Goals

APS faculty published article on UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Assistant Professor Kris Hartley in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong recently published an article in the International Review of Public Policy entitled “The Epistemics of Policymaking: from Technocracy to Critical Pragmatism in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” The article examines epistemological tensions inherent in the UN […]

Job Vancacy: Research Assistant I (Ref:  RAI/APS/0820)
Job Vancacy: Research Assistant I (Ref: RAI/APS/0820)

Job Vancacy: Research Assistant I (Ref: RAI/APS/0820)

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Research Assistant I (Ref: RAI/APS/0820) Department of Asian and Policy Studies The appointee will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and primarily be responsible for the coordination and administrative work of the project, and any other related tasks as assigned. The initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months with the […]

APS Alumni Sharing Sessions on job hunting and Research Postgraduate Studies
APS Alumni Sharing Sessions on job hunting and Research Postgraduate Studies

APS Alumni Sharing Sessions on job hunting and Research Postgraduate Studies

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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies has arranged two sharing sessions of outstanding master alumni in September. These events are intended to bring valuable experience and inspirations for your academic training and career development. The first session will focus on job hunting and professional career while the second session will concentrate on MPhil/PhD studies. […]

APS faculty published article about ‘Smart Water Management’ (SWM)
APS faculty published article about ‘Smart Water Management’ (SWM)

APS faculty published article about ‘Smart Water Management’ (SWM)

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Assistant Professor Kris Hartley at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of the Education University of Hong Kong recently has published an article in the journal Water International entitled “The moral hazards of smart water management.” The article discusses the concept of ‘Smart Water Management’ from a critical perspective that focuses on the folly […]

[Online Seminar] National Security Law: the way forward for civil society
[Online Seminar] National Security Law: the way forward for civil society

[Online Seminar] National Security Law: the way forward for civil society

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Dear Colleagues and Students, You are cordially invited to participate in the seminar entitled “National Security Law: The way forward for civil society” co-organised by the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School and the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. Details are as […]

Dr Kris Hartley published an op-ed for Policy Forum
Dr Kris Hartley published an op-ed for Policy Forum

Dr Kris Hartley published an op-ed for Policy Forum

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July 2020 Dr Kris Hartley, Assistant Professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, has published an op-ed for Policy Forum: “Smart cities in a post-pandemic world”. He said that technology neither provides a conclusive fix for unsustainable behaviour nor excuses humanity from an inconvenient reckoning about the perils of greed and exploitation. Read […]

APS Departmental Seminar: National Security Law (NSL) and Academic Freedom
APS Departmental Seminar: National Security Law (NSL) and Academic Freedom

APS Departmental Seminar: National Security Law (NSL) and Academic Freedom

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July 2020 Dear colleagues and students, You are cordially invited to attend the following Departmental Seminar co-organised by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of The Education University of Hong Kong and Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. Departmental Seminar: National Security Law (NSL) and Academic Freedom Date 19 July 2020 (Sunday) […]

New Journal co-edited by APS Faculty published
New Journal co-edited by APS Faculty published

New Journal co-edited by APS Faculty published

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Policy and Society, an international peer-reviewed journal, co-edited by Professor Darryl Jarvis, has just released issue 3 on States and COVID-19 Policy Making. The special issue includes articles addressing state policy responses to COVID-19 for countries such as China, Israel, Turkey, Canada, Sweden, South Korea, The USA, Singapore, and an article on Hong Kong’s COVID […]

APS wins three external competitive grants from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council
APS wins three external competitive grants from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council

APS wins three external competitive grants from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council

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On July 2 2020, the Research Grants Council has announced the results of General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong’s flagship research funding scheme in the higher education sector. Three projects submitted by researchers of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies were funded. In total, the Department has secured HK$1.6 million in this round of […]

Journal co-edited by APS faculty ranked 22nd in Political Science and 11th in Public Administration and Policy
Journal co-edited by APS faculty ranked 22nd in Political Science and 11th in Public Administration and Policy

Journal co-edited by APS faculty ranked 22nd in Political Science and 11th in Public Administration and Policy

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June 2020 The Department of Asian and Policy Studies is pleased to announce that the journal Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research, co-edited by Professor Darryl S.L. Jarvis, has recently been ranked 22nd out 180 journals in Political Science and 11th out of 48 journals in Public Administration and Policy. The Web […]

APS faculty publish article about Hong Kong COVID-19 response
APS faculty publish article about Hong Kong COVID-19 response

APS faculty publish article about Hong Kong COVID-19 response

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Two faculty members at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies – Assistant Professor Kris Hartley and Professor Darryl S.L. Jarvis – recently published a peer-reviewed article in the journal Policy and Society entitled “Policymaking in a low-trust state: legitimacy, state capacity, and responses to COVID-19 in Hong Kong.” The article explores the relatively successful […]

Research Chair Professor at APS speaks at the online seminar hosted by TransitCenter
Research Chair Professor at APS speaks at the online seminar hosted by TransitCenter

Research Chair Professor at APS speaks at the online seminar hosted by TransitCenter

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Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung, Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), speaks at the online seminar hosted by TransitCenter on “Transit and COVID-19: The Hong Kong Story” on 17 June 2020. With the experience from the SARS epidemic, Hong Kong was one of the cities to respond […]

Dr Alex He appointed as associate editor of leading SSCI journal
Dr Alex He appointed as associate editor of leading SSCI journal

Dr Alex He appointed as associate editor of leading SSCI journal

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June 2020 Dr Alex He Jingwei, Associate Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, was recently appointed as the Associate Editor (Asia) of Policy & Society, a leading international journal in public policy. Published by Routledge of the Taylor & Francis Publishing Group, Policy & Society is the open full […]

Pre-internship workshop for students in the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management Programme
Pre-internship workshop for students in the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management Programme

Pre-internship workshop for students in the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management Programme

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June 2020 We had the pleasure to have Piya Muqit, CEO of Open Data Hong Kong to conduct a pre-internship workshop for our students in the Bachelor of Policy Science and Management programme. Piya is the former Head of Policy in UNICEF (UK) and Executive Director of Justice Centre Hong Kong. She spent two hours […]

APS faculty members awarded The EdUHK President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance
APS faculty members awarded The EdUHK President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance

APS faculty members awarded The EdUHK President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance

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May 2020 The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) announced the result of the President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance 2019/20 on 22 May 2020. Two faculty members of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) have been conferred with this prestigious awarded in the domains of teaching and research, respectively. This year, a total […]

APS Scholar receives Public Policy Research Fund
APS Scholar receives Public Policy Research Fund

APS Scholar receives Public Policy Research Fund

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May 2020 Professor Woo Chi-keung at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Education University of Hong Kong has been awarded HK$ 586,040 under the Research Funding Scheme 2020-2021 of the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, Hong Kong SAR Government for his project of Performance-based Regulation of Mass Transit Railway’s Reliability Performance.

New Book Published by APS Scholar

New Book Published by APS Scholar

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May 2020 He Jingwei Alex, Associate Head with Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Michael Mintrom, Professor of Public Sector Management at Monash University (Australia), Dayashankar Maurya, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, have recently published a new book titled Policy Entrepreneurship: An Asian Perspective. Published by Routledge […]

Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/APS/0520)
Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/APS/0520)

Job Vacancy: Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/APS/0520)

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Assistant Professor (Ref: AsstProf/APS/0520) Department of Asian and Policy Studies The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) is a research intensive Department that prides itself on policy driven research focused on Asia. The Department’s faculty are engaged in research addressing education, health, ageing, housing, urban and social policy, governance and comparative political-economy. The Department […]

Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) cordially invites you to attend the online seminar entitled “Crisis Governance, Chinese Style: Distinctive Features of China’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” which hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University (Thailand). Details are as below: Date: 5 May 2020 (Tuesday) Time: 14:00 pm to 17:00 […]

Price elasticities of retail energy demands in the United States: New evidence from a panel of monthly data for 2001–2016
Price elasticities of retail energy demands in the United States: New evidence from a panel of monthly data for 2001–2016

Price elasticities of retail energy demands in the United States: New evidence from a panel of monthly data for 2001–2016

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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) Policy cordially invites you to attend the seminar entitled “Price elasticities of retail energy demands in the United States: New evidence from a panel of monthly data for 2001–2016”. Details are as below: Date: 29 April 2020 (Wednesday) Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Venue: Online (via […]

Back to school AGAIN: A Thai Civil Servant’s odyssey of knowledge
Back to school AGAIN: A Thai Civil Servant’s odyssey of knowledge

Back to school AGAIN: A Thai Civil Servant’s odyssey of knowledge

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With increasing worldwide and complex social challenges, the demand for talent in public policy and management soars. It is not uncommon for senior bureaucrats or rising stars from the civil service to be despatched for overseas study, or for some, to be lured by excellence of the institutes and attractive offer. Nitikon Jirathitikankit (Nitikon), our […]

Welcoming Remarks by Programme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management
Welcoming Remarks by Programme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management

Welcoming Remarks by Programme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management

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Dr Kris Hartley, the Programme Leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management, welcome students to join the programme. Welcome to the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Policy Science and Management. We appreciate your interest in our program. I think we can all agree that these are important times in the field [...]
Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20: Crisis Management (Edited Version)
Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20: Crisis Management (Edited Version)

Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20: Crisis Management (Edited Version)

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The Webinar of Policy Dialogue Series co-hosted by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong and the Division of Public Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been successfully held on 28 March 2020. Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung (Research Chair Professor of Public Administration with [...]
[Final Call] Master of Public Policy and Management at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK
[Final Call] Master of Public Policy and Management at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

[Final Call] Master of Public Policy and Management at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, EdUHK

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With the increased worldwide and complex social challenges, the demand for trained talent in public policy and management is increasing from many sectors. The Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) Programme is designed to train students in readiness for managerial and leading roles in policy analysis and professional policy practice. Various experiential learning experiences […]

New book published by APS staff
New book published by APS staff

New book published by APS staff

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Dr Kris Hartley, assistant professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, has published a new edited volume with Routledge Press entitled “Governing Cities: Asia’s Urban Transformation”, with co-editors Prof Glen Kuecker (DePauw University, USA), Prof Michael Waschak (USA), Dr Jun Jie Woo (Singapore), and Dr Charles Chao Rong Phua (Singapore Management University). The […]

[6 March] Enhancing the Theoretical and Practical Impact of Policy Research
[6 March] Enhancing the Theoretical and Practical Impact of Policy Research

[6 March] Enhancing the Theoretical and Practical Impact of Policy Research

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The Division of Public Policy, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, invites you to a virtual dialogue on Enhancing the Theoretical and Practical Impact of Policy Research. Designed for active researchers, including PhD students, working on policy related topics, the Dialogue session will be led by: Dialogue Chair, Professor Wu Xun, Head, Division […]

Dr Xiao Hanyu interviewed by Ming Pao
Dr Xiao Hanyu interviewed by Ming Pao

Dr Xiao Hanyu interviewed by Ming Pao

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Dr Xiao Hanyu, assistant professor at APS, was interviewed by Ming Pao. He pointed out the abilities young people should have to participate in politics and introduced the four characteristics of the Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) Programme. Details: https://jupas.mingpao.com/postgrad/%E9%9D%92%E5%B9%B4%E4%B8%8D%E5%86%8D%E6%94%BF%E6%B2%BB%E5%86%B7%E6%84%9F-%E7%A0%94%E5%85%AC%E5%85%B1%E6%94%BF%E7%AD%96%E9%80%A0%E6%99%82%E5%8B%A2/

Dr Siu-yau Lee interviewed by Al Jazeera
Dr Siu-yau Lee interviewed by Al Jazeera

Dr Siu-yau Lee interviewed by Al Jazeera

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Dr Siuyau Lee, associate professor and programme leader of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Greater China Studies, was interviewed by Al Jazeera, recognises the lack of autonomy of the HKSAR Government is not only the political issue but also the public health issues. For the news report, please visit: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/hong-kong-virus-rekindles-animosities-china-200210041705903.html

Assistant Professor at APS delivered presentation at the United Nations Tenth World Urban Forum
Assistant Professor at APS delivered presentation at the United Nations Tenth World Urban Forum

Assistant Professor at APS delivered presentation at the United Nations Tenth World Urban Forum

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Dr Kris Hartley, assistant professor at the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, delivered a presentation titled “Global Goals, Global Cities: Achieving the SDGs through Collective Local Action” at the United Nations Tenth World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi UAE on 10 February 2020. His address was based on his recent policy report about the [...]
Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies joins research team on people’s perception on- and preventive behavior against the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies joins research team on people’s perception on- and preventive behavior against the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies joins research team on people’s perception on- and preventive behavior against the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Since early January, the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan to the rest of China has triggered a grave public health crisis. The steady increase of infected cases in Hong Kong, Taiwan and overseas has intensified global concern. In order to gauge Chinese people’s perception and individual behaviors against the epidemic, an [...]
EdUHK Students win First Prize in National Mock Mayor Competition
EdUHK Students win First Prize in National Mock Mayor Competition

EdUHK Students win First Prize in National Mock Mayor Competition

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A team of students of the Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Greater China Studies (BGCS) programme won the first prize in the Ninth National Universities Mock Mayor Competition in November 2019. Organized by the Chinese Academy of Management and the Central University of Finance and Economics, […]

2019 International Public Policy Workshop held in Hong Kong
2019 International Public Policy Workshop held in Hong Kong

2019 International Public Policy Workshop held in Hong Kong

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Twenty-five international scholars participated in an authors’ workshop on The Future of Policy Sciences. Organized by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), the two-day workshop held between November 14 and 15 provided international participants the opportunity to engage with local scholars and explore the future of policy sciences both as an intellectual enterprise but also as [...]
[Postponement of Second Policy Dialogue Series] Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20 Featuring Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung
[Postponement of Second Policy Dialogue Series] Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20 Featuring Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung

[Postponement of Second Policy Dialogue Series] Policy Dialogue Series 2019/20 Featuring Professor Anthony B.L. Cheung

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Last year, the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), EdUHK and the Division of Public Policy (PPOL), HKUST, co-organised the Policy Dialogue Series featuring Professor Anthony Cheung, Research Chair Professor of Public Administration and former Secretary for Transport and Housing in Hong Kong. In the 2019-20 academic year, they will cooperate again to hold […]

International Experts to speak on Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong
International Experts to speak on Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong

International Experts to speak on Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong

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Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) and Justice Centre co-hosted the “Academic Workshop: Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong” from 9 November to 11 November. With the support from Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, the workshop seeks to draw […]

[Venue Changed] Academic Workshop: Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion
[Venue Changed] Academic Workshop: Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion

[Venue Changed] Academic Workshop: Confronting Inequality and Social Exclusion

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The three-day workshop is co-hosted by the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong and Justice Centre Hong Kong (“Justice Centre”). It is sponsored by The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the UNESCO Chair in Regional Education Development and Lifelong Learning, The Education University of Hong Kong. The […]

APS Seminar: Applications of Machine Learning to Infrorm Policy-Making for Urban Sustainability
APS Seminar: Applications of Machine Learning to Infrorm Policy-Making for Urban Sustainability

APS Seminar: Applications of Machine Learning to Infrorm Policy-Making for Urban Sustainability

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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) cordially invites you to attend the seminar entitled “Applications of Machine Learning to Inform Policy-Making for Urban Sustainability”. Date 8 November 2019 (Friday) Time 10:00 am – 11:30 am Venue Room B2-LP-23, Tai Po Campus, EdUHK Speaker Professor Sybil Derrible Medium English Enrollment https://anonmachg2.eduhk.hk/machform/view.php?id=29665397 Abstract: Machine Learning (ML) […]

New book published by APS staff
New book published by APS staff

New book published by APS staff

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Professor Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Head, Department of Asian and Policy Studies and Professor Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, have published a new book, titled “Transformations in Higher Education Governance in Asia: Policy, Politics and Progress”. This book documents experimentation with various policy […]

New article published by APS staff
New article published by APS staff

New article published by APS staff

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2019 September Professor Darryl S.L. Jarvis, Head, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, together with Professor Toby Carroll (City University of Hong Kong ) and Professor Judith Clifton (Jean Monnet Chair at the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, University of Cantabria, Spain) have recently co-guest edited a special issue of the journal Globalizations  The special […]

APS staff awarded the 8th Szeto Wah Good Teacher Award
APS staff awarded the 8th Szeto Wah Good Teacher Award

APS staff awarded the 8th Szeto Wah Good Teacher Award

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Congratulations to Dr Isabella Ng Fung-sheung, Assistant Professor and Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), who won a “Good Teacher Award” under the eighth “Good Students, Good Teachers Commendation Scheme” organised by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU). Set up by Mr Szeto Wah Education Fund […]