Vision and Mission


The Department of Social Sciences aims to be an international leader in social science research and education that empowers citizens with creative, critical, and transformational thinking skills, keen social and environmental awareness, and the confidence and empathy to serve actively to better local, national, and global societies and the natural environment.



We will maximize the synergy of our diversity of expertise and scholarship in multiple social science disciplines in the Hong Kong, Chinese, Asian, and global contexts to

  • Advance internationally-excellent social science and education research
  • Carry out the highest standard of teaching in the interdisciplinary social sciences and social science education
  • Inspire students to make use of scientific methods to actively engage in exploration and inquiry into social issues in multiple geographical contexts
  • Engage actively in research-grounded knowledge exchange and development with schooling, professional, non-governmental organization, business, and government communities