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The Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) research and development work emphasizes academic rigor, professional relevance and social relevance. The Department fosters multi-disciplinary research to expand the scope of disciplines, enrich research capacity and deliver a more comprehensive approach to promote advance knowledge transfer for professional improvement and policy formulation. The projects we engage in, contributes to educational development to the community and the profession.

The Department’s faculties have been recognized for their scholarship with the award of various competitive peer reviewed grants, including grants from the Research Grants Council; General Research Fund; Public Policy Research Grant and Strategic Public Policy Research Grant (Hong Kong); Australian Research Council (Discovery & Linkage Grant Scheme); National Natural Science Foundation of China; Ministry of Education Academic Research Grants Scheme (Singapore); Central Policy Unit Research Grants (Hong Kong); and the Rockefeller Foundation (New York), among others.

PROJECT INVESTIGATOR / COORDINATOR
PROJECT TITLE
FUNDING SOURCE
Dr Alex He Jingwei
Public Attitudes towards Social Policy in Urban China: Sub-national Variation, Local Welfare Regimes and Implications for Policy Reforms 中國大陸城鎮居民對社會政策之態度研究:區域分化,地方福利體制,及其對政策改革之影響
RGC: General Research Fund($620,000)
Dr Alfred Wu Muluan
Savings and assets for the poor: An intervention study in Hong Kong 貧困人士的儲蓄與資產:一項在香港的干預性研究
RGC: General Research Fund($546,994)
Dr Fox Hu Zhiyong
Advancing China’s Urbanization Inside Out: Urban Redevelopments in Chinese Cities Amidst Accelerated Urban Transition 中國由內向外的城市化 : 快速轉型中的中國城市更新
Collaborative Research Fund($406,367)
Dr Lee Siu Yau
Vocational Education and Training for Youth Development
HK Private Fund($654,718)
Prof Chou Kee Lee
Investment Pattern and Performance of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Members: A Historical Administrative Record Analysis 強制性公積金計劃成員的投資模式與投資回報表現:分析成員過往的投資記錄
CENTRAL POLICY UNIT: PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SCHEME ($336,390)
Prof Chou Kee Lee
Promotion of Volunteerism among Hong Kong Retirees: An Intervention Study 提升香港退休人仕參與自願服務的程度:介入研究
CENTRAL POLICY UNIT: PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SCHEME ($712,307)
Prof Woo Chi Keung
Price Elasticities of Electricity and Gas Demands by End-use Customer Class in Hong Kong 香港電力和燃氣終端用戶類的需求價格彈性
RGC: GENERAL RESEARCH FUND ($254,000)
Dr Fox Hu Zhiyong
The Uneven Growth of a Knowledge-based Economy and Income Equality in Chinese Cities 中国城市知识型经济的非均衡增长与收入差异
RGC: EARLY CAREER SCHEME ($409,408)
Dr Lee Siu Yau
Nation Building, Beliefs about Group Malleability and Inter-group Relations in Hong Kong 不同民族論述對香港群際關係的影響
RGC: EARLY CAREER SCHEME ($417,500)
Dr Kelvin Cheung Chi Kin
Educational Investment, Family Process, Parental Expectation and the Connection Between Poverty and Educational Inequality (2015-2017)
RGC: Early Career Scheme(HKD 659,408)
Dr Alex Chan Lih Shing
A Panel Study of Media Effects on Hong Kong Youth’s Political Participation 媒介效果下香港青年對政治參與的長期追蹤研究
CENTRAL POLICY UNIT: PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SCHEME($667,175)
Dr Lina Vyas
Impact of Family Friendly Policies: A Panel Study in Hong Kong 香港家庭友善僱傭措施的影響:一項追蹤小組研究
CENTRAL POLICY UNIT: PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SCHEME ($448,945)
Prof Chou Kee Lee
How to Increase the Demand for Annuity in Hong Kong: A Study of Middle-Aged Adults 如何增加香港中年人對年金的需求
CENTRAL POLICY UNIT: PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH SCHEME ($767,917)
Prof Chou Kee Lee
Poverty in Old Age: New Measurement 長者貧窮:新的量度
HSSPFS ($920,000)
Prof Chou Kee Lee
Combating in-work Poverty in Hong Kong
RGC: GENERAL RESEARCH FUND ($968,000)