Coming Event

The Trump Effect: Right-Wing Populism and Elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany
Co-curricular Learning)

27 Apr 2017 (Thu)
2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Dr. Sliwinski Krzysztof (the third from right) has been awarded President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching (2017).
Seminar "Is the West Losing the War Against Radical Islam? The Work of French Language Algerian Writer Boualem Sansal", 23 March 2017. (Left to Right : Dr. Emilie Tran, Dr. Boualem Sansal, Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Dr. Tong Yui, Mrs. Servane Gandais)
European Studies Film Club - Labyrinth of Lies, 22 March 2017. Moderator: Dr. Siegbert Klee (Visiting Scholar, European Studies Programme, HKBU ; Representative of German Academic Exchange Serivce (DAAD))
European Studies Film Club - In the Land of the Deaf, 3 March 2017. Moderator: Ms. Céline Dias (Lecturer (French), European Studies Programme, HKBU).
GIS Mentoring Night, 16 March 2017
Students receiving the certificates of participation in the University of Kent-HKBU Global Learning Online Project (GLO) on the theme of Migration. From L to R: Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri, Shuman Chen, Li Tung Yui, Leung Yuki Yuk Ki, Ng Man Wan, Jiang Yiran, Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan.
Prof. Hans Werner Hess with European Studies (German) students at the Opening Ceremony of the European Studies Society Academic Week 13 February 2017. This year's focus country is the Netherlands.
Ms Kathleen Ferrier (second from left) Guest Speaker for the event City Politics at the Opening Ceremony of this year's ESS Academic Week 13 February 2017. Ms Lavinia Lai, External Vice President, ESS 21st Executive Committee Älysée, is standing to her left.
ESS Älysée Annual Dinner 23 January 2017. Dr. Emilie Tran, Course Coordinator for the European Studies Programme (French Stream), met European Studies alumni and the EDC Centre Executive during the event.
GIS Graduates at the HKBU 57th Commencement
French-Belgian writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt delivered a lectured titled Are Borders the Bulwark of Our Identities, or the Last Bastion of Our Illusions to a packed audience at HKBU on 8 November 2016. The event is organized by the HKBU Department of Government and International Studies, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.
GISS Academic Week 2016. Dr. Judith Clarke, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism HKBU, delivered a lecture on Media under the Civilian Government in Myanmar, 20 October.
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. Beatrice Cabau on 26 May 2016
Farewell dinner for Dr. Beatrice Cabau with European Studies (French Stream) Graduates and students on 20 May 2016
Why studying political science in Hong Kong ?
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.