The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises seven departments: Education Studies, Geography, Government & International Studies, History, Physical Education, Social Work and Sociology. Our Faculty is the largest faculty in the Hong Kong Baptist University in terms of number of departments, teaching staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Upholding the whole person educational philosophy of the University, the Faculty is committed to nurturing student personal, intellectual and professional development with a liberal arts education. We emphasize global social science knowledge for whole person development. We also share a passion to inspire students to be creative and fulfilled builders of a fair global society and a strong University for the region.
The Faculty nurtures academic development through a number of centres, they are the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Centre for Child Development, Centre for China Urban and Regional Studies, Centre for Geo-Computation Studies, Centre for Global Sport and Recreation Studies, Centre for the Advancement of Social Sciences Research, Centre for Trauma Treatment and Well-being, Centre for Youth Research and Practice, CIE Wellness Promotion Centre, Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre, Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness, European Documentation Centre, Asian Energy Studies Centre, Modern History Research Centre,Centre for Learning Sciences, and Social Work Practice and Mental Health Centre.
Our staff are funded and fully engaged in cutting-edge research, often with students. Some of our recent and notable inquiries have addressed social and political (including accents on comparative analyses of China, gender, Christianity); urban and mobile China; social justice and equality; environmental change and health; youth and wellbeing; social and sports psychology. In addition to a range of popular undergraduate honors degrees offered our innovative professional degrees attract and serve educators, public administrators, social workers, urban planners, community organisers, and many others from across China and overseas.
Our Faculty logo, appearing as if an eye, suggests the Faculty keep pace with the ever-changing society by delivering quality education and research, and contributing to community advancement. The eyeball consists of the seven Social Sciences department abbreviations and shows the shared vision of the Faculty. The curves around the eyeball symbolize the aims of the Faculty to develop students' world vision in overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. The colours of blue and green lend a natural tone to the Faculty logo to reveal the harmony between the Faculty’s education and the global community.