4th Asia-Pacific Model European Union co-organized by GIS / EAP and the University of Canterbury. Project coordinator Dr. Sliwinski Krzysztof. Exercise co-financed by European Union, Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Canterbury.
Wang Yunan (European Studies, Year 2) (third from left) and Chan Shing-yeuk (Government and International Studies, Year 2) (second from right) awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships 2018.
Staff and students participated in the GISS Korea Study Tour, 26-30 May 2018.
Dr. Emilie Tran, Assistant Professor of GIS and Course Coordinator for the European Studies Programme (French Stream), participates at the RTHK Radio 3 current affairs programme "Backchat" on 25 May 2018 to talk about the European Studies Programme (French Stream) as well as French in Hong Kong. (Listen the episode)
GIS Majors Graduation Photo Session, 25 May 2018.
Seminar "Brexit: What Will It Mean for the European Economies?", featuring Dr. Frances Ruane, Board Member, Institute of International and European Affairs, 4 May 2018. (From left to right: Mr. Peter Ryan, Consul General of Ireland; Dr. Frances Ruane; Ms Carmen Cano De Lasala, Head of Office European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau; Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of Department, Dept. of GIS)
Members of the GISS 23rd Executive Committee 'IGNITE' at the annual dinner 20 April 2018.
GIS professors and staff with past and present students at the GISS 23rd Executive Committee ‘IGNITE’ annual dinner 20 April 2018.
Film Show "Die Arier" (The Aryans) and discussion with the film director Mo Asumang on 28 March 2018. Co-organized by Goethe Institut and Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre.
Seminar "Marie Darrieussecq, A Feminine Writing Style and Vision of the World", 23 March 2018.
GIS Mentoring Night, 13 March 2018
Winona Lai (European Studies - French Stream, Year 4) captured the first prize at the ninth Pearl River Delta Inter-University French Speech Competition on 10 March 2018, which was jointly organised by HKBU and Consulate General of France.
The Opening Ceremony of this year's ESS Academic Week, 5 February 2018, with the presence of the Consul General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong Mr. Vitor Sereno, Vice-Consul (Trade) Ms. Maria João Bonifácio, the Director of IPOR (Instituto Portugues do Oriente) Mr. João Laurentino Neves, teaching staff of European Studies Programme and the 22th Executive Committee of the ESS.
GIS Head of Department, Prof Jean-Pierre Cabestan, with some of the GIS graduates on the occasion of HKBU 58th Commencement, 10 November 2017.
Special Seminar "Catalonia Crisis: What are the Options Now?" on 25 October 2017 (Ms. Isabel Fueyo Sánchez, Dr. Antonio Alcoholado Feltstrom, Dr. Kenneth Chan, Mr. Martin Juaristi Garamendi).
Seminar "Transformative Leadership : Fifth Republic France from de Gaulle to Macron" on 27 September 2017 (Dr. Roland Vogt, Dr. Kenneth Chan).
A well-attended GISS Semester Opening Dinner held in Ho Sin Hang Campus 25 September 2017.
Conference: 'Twenty Years After: Hong Kong's Changes and Future under China's Rule', 21-22 September 2017. Organized by Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU and the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).
Book launch for "E-Portfolios in Higher Education", 28 August 2017 (Left to Right : Dr. Albert Chau (Vice President, Teaching & Learning), Ms. Céline Dias (Lecturer, European Studies (French Stream)), Prof. Atara Sivan (Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences), Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri (Course Coordinator, European Studies (German Stream)), Prof. Cheung Siu Yin (Department of Physical Education; Chair TDG Panel), Dr. Lisa Deng (Assistant Professor, Department of Education)). ( Interview with Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri)
Dr. Edmund Cheng's article "Street Politics in a Hybrid Regime" received the 2016 Gordon White Prize for the most original article published in The China Quarterly. Dr. Cheng is an assistant professor at the Department Government and International Studies.
Dr. Kang Yi (left), Assistant Professor of the Department of Government and International Studies, partakes in the cross-disciplinary research "Investigating Hong Kong Students' Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media", which awarded a grant from the Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government.
Dr. Sliwinski Krzysztof (the third from right) has been awarded President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (2017).
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GIS trains students to the different aspects of political science, with a strong emphasis on international relations and comparative politics, and in European Studies, using a multi-disciplinary approach.


In addition to the department itself, GIS also contributes to teaching in the China Studies programme, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts in Global Society and Master of Social Sciences (Contemporary China Studies).


Research by staff of the GIS Department covers Hong Kong and Chinese politics, European politics and European integration, social movements and protest, political transitions and democratization, international relations, and economic and cultural relations between China and Europe.