Welcome Meeting for all Year I and Year II newly admitted students of GIS & ES on 1 September 2015 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 GIS Department organized a farewell reception for Prof. Michael DeGolyer on 22 May 2015, who is going to retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year GIS alumni and staff at the GISS annual dinner, 15 April 2015 Dr. Fredrick F. Chien (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China) delivered a lecture for the 'World Eminent Persons Programme' organized by the Department of GIS, HKBU and sponsored by the Lee Hyson Foundation Following the delivery of the lecture 'State Collapse and the Rise of the ISIS in Syria and Iraq' on 9 December 2014, Prof. Gokhan Bacik of Ipek University, Turkey, had dinner with GIS Department faculty members and representatives of the Anatolia Cultural and Dialogue Centre The 2015 GISS Academic Week kicked off on 5 October. This year’s subject is Australia-Asia relations. Ms Phoebe Smith (sixth from left), Consul (Political & Economic), Australian Consulate-General, is the Guest of Honor at the Opening Ceremony Global Social Sciences Conference - Political Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective, 5-6 June, 2014 GISS 20th Executive Committee (POLIGON) inauguration ceremony, 3 Feb 2015 GIS graduates in the HKBU 55<sup>th</sup> commencement Lai Sze-fat (Rightmost)(European Studies - French Stream, Graduate) was among the first awardees of the 'Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme', launched by the HKSAR Government in November 2014 Six European Studies (German Stream) students received scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service to attend summer language courses in Germany Two French Stream (European Studies) graduates: Elaine LAM (2014) and Alexandra Wai Chu SETO (2008) were awarded the Alexandre Yersin Scholarship to pursue their studies in France French Stream (European Studies) students joined the intensive training module with Philippe Guinet, creator of the Association Les Passeurs de Mots, which has been developing workshops and trainings on the orality of the French language for over 15 years 'Human Library' - the partnership between Service Civil International (SCI) and the European Studies Student Society (ESS) French Stream students (European Studies) invited to the reception for awarding scholarship from the Joint Programme Hong Kong Legion d’Honneur Chapter Club and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

Coming Event

Michael Balcon and Twentieth Century British Cinema : Art, Industry and National Culture

(Seminar Series: Culture and Politics in European Cinema)

Date: 9 Oct 2015 (Fri)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

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Email: gis@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411-5669

Fax: 3411-5799

Recent Op-eds :

  • Pourzitakis Efstratios (August 28, 2015), "Greece's Groundhog Day", Carnegie Europe.
  • Pourzitakis Efstratios (July 28, 2015), "The Energy Security Dilemma of Turkish Stream", Carnegie Europe.
  • 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 and in the Master of Public Administration.


    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.