Welcome to the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies! Uniquely situated in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, Hong Kong, the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies provides an ideal vantage point for students to engage in innovative and multi-disciplinary scholarship addressing social, economic, political, geographical and educational issues, as well as their implications and challenges for policy-making and changes in local, national and global contexts.
Drawing on a community of established and emerging scholars whose research interests cover (1) gender, youth and social transformation, (2) urban, environment and sustainability, (3) business, personal finance education, and entrepreneurship, as well as (4) public governance and public policy, the department strives to equip students to be life-long learners, to develop technical, analytical and critical skills necessary to meet the societal and public needs, and to be agents of change contributing to the betterment of Hong Kong and the global community.
We are at the forefront of offering various undergraduate and master programmes in the social sciences and policy studies. We invite you to explore our web page and join us in our intellectual journey of exploring the frontiers of social and policy sciences.
Dr HU Zhiyong Fox
Acting Head & Associate Professor
The Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies aims to be an international leader in social science research and policy studies that empowers citizens with creative, critical, and transformational thinking skills, keen social, spatial 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 and policy disciplines to
Advance social science and policy research that is both globally significant and locally relevant
Carry out the highest standard of teaching in the interdisciplinary social sciences and policy studies
Inspire students to make use of scientific methods to actively engage in exploration and inquiry into social and policy issues in multiple geographical contexts
Engage actively in research-grounded knowledge exchange and transfer with schooling, professional, non-governmental organization, business, and government communities
The Education University of Hong Kong
10, Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong