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 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 Mr. Mark Chen, GISS Academic Officer, presents souvenir to Dr. Brad Williams, Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian & International Studies City University of HK (left), who delivered a lecture titled “Australia-Japan Security Partnership and Its Impact on Asia Pacific Region,” 7 October. The lecture is an event of the 2015 GISS Academic Week The 21<sup>st</sup> GISS Executive Committee 'NOVA' Inauguration Ceremony on 25 Jan 2016 GIS Graduates at the HKBU 56th Commencement. (Photo Credit: Mr. Marco Yau, GIS) 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 Jeremy Leung (European Studies, Year 2) captured the first prize at the 5th Inter-University German Speech Competition

Coming Event

Developments in the South China Sea: Intensified Strategic Competition over an International Trouble Water

Seminar Series - China and the China Seas : Chinese Maritime Policy and Geopolitical Situation in the Maritime Spaces of East Asia - Part 6

Date: 17 Feb 2016 (Wed)
Time: 17:00 - 19:00

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Email: gis@hkbu.edu.hk

Tel: 3411-5669

Fax: 3411-5799

Recent Op-eds :

  • Śliwiński, K. (January 19, 2016). "EUROPP – “The European Commission’s rule of law review in Poland risks fueling Euroscepticism”, European Politics and Policy, the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • Recent Staff Publications :

  • Jean-Pierre Cabestan. "Lien Chan", in Kerry Brown ed. Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, vol. 4, Great Barrington, MA, Berkshire Publishing Group, 2016, pp. 322-327.

  • Śliwiński, K. (2016). 'Moving Beyond the European Union's Weakness as a Cyber-security Agent', Contemporary Security Policy, 2014, 35, 3, In Smith, M. A. (ed.) European Security. Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic and Security Studies, (468–86). Routledge.
  • 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.