Message from the Dean

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The Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes your interest to visit this homepage. The Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 of Hong Kong Baptist University is an important document providing directions for the future development of our Faculty. Faculty of Social Sciences has strived to develop our strategic focuses and leadership among colleagues and students aligning with the University’s strategic directions. The three Faculty niche research areas -- Populations and Well-being, Environmental and Urban Systems, and Learning, Praxis and Governance in Social and Global Development, represent the emphases of our Faculty’s scholarly strengths.


When you visit our website, you would be amazed with the diverse expertise identified among our 7 academic departments and 9 research centres in our Faculty. Each of our scholars are among the leaders of their own field. The vibrant and dynamic spirits of our students in different disciplines and programs are easily sensed when you witness their all-rounded achievements personally, academically, professionally, and their contributions to the community.


Via the continuous updates in the news and events provided in this website, I am sure that you will enjoy learning something new about our teaching, research, and contribution to and partnership with society each time you visit us. With your continuous support, Faculty of Social Sciences will strive to growth and lead the global social sciences arena.


Professor Daniel W.L. Lai


Dean & Chair Professor of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences