Global Social Sciences Conference - Political Reconciliation in Comparative Perspective, 5-6 June, 2014 GIS students join the team of developing free smartphone app for locating friendly restaurants with barrier-free facilities Current students and alumni at the Government and International Studies Annual Dinner 8 April 2014 Inauguration Ceremony for the 19th GISS Executive Committee, 3 March 2014 GIS graduates in the HKBU 54th commencement The Government and International Studies Society (GISS) organized a visit to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS), 25 January 2013 Vietnam Study Tour, organized by the Government and International Studies Society (GISS), January 2012 Malaysia Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society, January 2013 Thailand Study Tour, organized by the GIS Student Society (GISS), January 2014 Lunch meeting with Prof. Deborah Davis, SOSC's first Scholar-in-Residence, May 2013 GIS students together with team members from other programmes clinched five awards at 'Hong Kong Model United Nations Conference 2014' Joscelin Yeung (GIS Year 2 student) named the Best Delegate of the UNICEF committee at the 2014 Asian International Model United Nations Conference held at Peking University, Beijing European Studies student wins third prize at interuniversity German speech competition 2013 '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 European Studies students volunteering for the Karen Kids in Thailand Year 4  students of German Stream (European Studies) visited factories in Shenzhen to learn about the situation of manufacturers for the German / European consumer markets

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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 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.