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.
Dr. Kenneth Chan Ka-lok
, associate professor at the Department of Government and International Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, was elected member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council on 9 September 2012, as a representative of Hong Kong island. Chairman of the Civic
Party since 2011 and now 44, Dr. Chan received more than 70,000 votes, the highest number of votes in a single geographical constituency in the 2012 legislative election.