To achieve the Faculty’s mission on “to work strategically and sustainably to contribute trans-disciplinary and comparative knowledge on how society is changing, to deliver whole person education, and to serve community”, our faculty members are encouraged to take part in different consultancy projects/activities. We have been working closely with government, secondary schools, social service agents, and other organizations on a wide range of projects.  Below is a preview of some recent projects


“Hong Kong Children Health Index”

Commissioned by FrieslandCampina (Hong Kong) Ltd, the Center for the Advancement of Social Sciences Research conducted a survey to assess the health status of local children and establish the “Hong Kong Children Health Index” in April 2016.  The study considered respondents’ milk, cheese and yogurt consumption behavior in the past week and found that 95% of the surveyed children consumed less dairy than is recommended by the Department of Health...  (for more details, please click here)

Career and Life Adventure Planning Programme for Youth (2015-2020)

The Hong Kong Jockey Club resolved to donate HK$500 million to fund this five-year Project targeted to help 200,000 young people aged 15-21 plan their transition to fruitful employment. It is a comprehensive youth programme that not only covering students from the 50 network schools and 100 affiliate schools but also benefiting to out-of-school youth including school dropouts, hidden and non-engaged young people in the community setting.  ( click here for more information)

Project on Building Learning Community through a Transdisciplinary Multi-layered Approach

With the support of the University's Strategic Development Fund, the project on Building Learning Community through a­ Transdisciplinary Multilayered Approach aims to establish a multi-layered learning community consisting of academics and professionals, Social Sciences Faculty students, community members, and secondary school students. Participants at each layer are empowered to engage problems and issues and work collaboratively to bring about changes and improvements to the community.  More information about the project, please click ► Phase 1 Phase 2 ► Phase 3


“Life, Narrative and Everything Else…”

An sharing session entitled “Life, Narrative and Everything Else… (生活、敘事、點點滴滴)” was successfully organised by the Centre for Youth Research and Practice, HKBU and the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong on 31 January 2016 in Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Multi-purpose Hall. This event was the final part of a knowledge transfer project on “A Narrative Journey with Parents Whose Children Have Special Educational Needs (愛、敘、同行-家長支援小組)” sponsored by the Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO). It was well-attended by over 200 participants including social workers, students, teachers, SEN parents and their families. The Head of KTO, Ir Dr. Alfred Tan and the Associate Head of the Social Work Department, Dr. Shirley Hung were also there to support the ceremony. The project has produced a book related to this narrative journey and a documentary about the live experience of SEN parents.. 

Other recent projects  

Department Name of staff Description
Educatin Studies Dr. Anita Poon, Prof. Sandy Li Building Online Assessment Resources to Empower Both Frontline Professionals and Students: Connecting Reading and Writing across Key Stages 1 to 2” (Education Bureau)
Geography Dr. Ma Ngar Yin Stakeholders’ attitudes, and perceived drivers and barriers to electricity market reforms in Hong Kong (Greenpeace East Asia)


Dr. Kwong Chi Man  “Historical Study on the Tai Po Headquarters,” report submitted to the Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Hong Kong Government
Social Work Dr. Shirley Hung An Exploratory Study on Child Care Service for Low Income Families in Hong Kong for Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Sociology Dr. Odalia Wong Women Birth Survey for Kowloon Woman Federation of Association & Opinion Survey for The Hong Kong Federtion of Trade Unions