Message From Department Head

Professor KAO Lang

Head and Professor,
Department of Social Science

The establishment of the Department of Social Science in 2016 was a major milestone in our institution’s U-title bid. With the successful acquisition of university title in 2018, HSUHK will not only attach importance to business management, but will also actively develop the social sciences.

The Department of Social Science currently has two programmes — one in Asian Studies, and one in Culture and Creative Industries. A defining feature of both programmes is their emphasis on interdisciplinary learning as a means of cultivating a broad world view and professional expertise, which is what Hong Kong needs for its future development.

The faculty members of the Department of Social Science are from different fields, including sociology, political studies, philosophy, psychology, culture and the arts. Our instructors are enthusiastic educators and conscientious researchers with a strong sense of responsibility who are actively helping our students receive the best possible humanities education.

The Department of Social Science website is a newly established platform that, in addition to providing the latest news on the department, also gives instructors and students a space for interacting, learning, and holding activities. At the same time, outside parties can also visit the website to learn about the department.

I firmly believe that the combined efforts of faculty members and students will make the website a lively place with strong interactions and functionality, and these will prove useful for students in their everyday lives as well as their academic careers.

Let’s all be active participants and create a website that is uniquely ours!