Coming Event

One Belt, One Road Strategy and the Role of China's Local Governments

28 Oct 2016

14:30 - 16:00

SOSC 45th Anniversary Fun Day

Prof. Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) University of Hong Kong (l.) delivered a lecture on political reform in Myanmar on 19 October 2016. Seen here with Miss Rita W.Y. Tam, GISS Academic Officer, Prof. Holliday’s lecture is one of the major events in this year’s Academic Week.
The 2016 GISS Academic Week kicked off on 17 October. This year’s subject is Myanmar’s Recent Political Development. Mr. Albert Oung (centre) Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, is the Guest of Honour at the Opening Ceremony.
GIS faculty members & staff; current & former students at the GISS Open Semester Dinner, 21 September 2016
Conference: '30 Years After the Single European Act'. Organized by the European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Association for European Studies and the Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU. The event is sponsored by the European Commission, Dept of GIS, Research Committee, School of Communication, Institute of Creativity and the Hung Hiu Shiu Charitable Foundation
GIS Department organized a farewell reception for Dr. Béatrice Cabau on 26 May 2016
GIS Graduates in May 2016
GIS Graduating Class of 2016 and Staff at the GISS Annual Dinner 8 Apr 2016
The 21st GISS Executive Committee 'NOVA' Inauguration Ceremony on 25 Jan 2016
GIS Seminar 'Turkey and the Syrian Crisis' on 20 Nov 2015. Mr. Kerim Balci, Turkish Review (Left), Dr. Fevzi Bilgin, Rethink Institute (Right) and Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head of Department (Mid.)
GIS Graduates at the HKBU 56th Commencement (Photo Credit: Mr. Marco Yau, GIS)
GISS Singapore Study Tour 2-7 June 2015. Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than and Ms Moe Thuzar of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) took this picture with HKBU students and staff
Farewell dinner for Dr. Béatrice Cabau with European Studies (French Stream) Graduates and students on 20 May 2016
At the conclusion of the Hong Kong Model European Union 2016 (22-23 Apr)
European Studies Society (ESS) 21st Executive Committee Älysée Inauguration Ceremony 11 Apr 2016
Jeremy Leung (European Studies, Year 2) captured the first prize at the 5th Inter-University German Speech Competition
Studying at GIS

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.