The Opening Ceremony of this year's ESS Academic Week, 5 February 2018, with the presence of the Consul General of Portugal in Macau and Hong Kong Mr. Vitor Sereno, Vice-Consul (Trade) Ms. Maria João Bonifácio, the Director of IPOR (Instituto Portugues do Oriente) Mr. João Laurentino Neves, teaching staff of European Studies Programme and the 22th Executive Committee of the ESS.
GIS Head of Department, Prof Jean-Pierre Cabestan, with some of the GIS graduates on the occasion of HKBU 58th Commencement, 10 November 2017.
Special Seminar "Catalonia Crisis: What are the Options Now?" on 25 October 2017 (Ms. Isabel Fueyo Sánchez, Dr. Antonio Alcoholado Feltstrom, Dr. Kenneth Chan, Mr. Martin Juaristi Garamendi).
Seminar "Transformative Leadership : Fifth Republic France from de Gaulle to Macron" on 27 September 2017 (Dr. Roland Vogt, Dr. Kenneth Chan).
A well-attended GISS Semester Opening Dinner held in Ho Sin Hang Campus 25 September 2017.
Conference: 'Twenty Years After: Hong Kong's Changes and Future under China's Rule', 21-22 September 2017. Organized by Department of Government and International Studies, HKBU and the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).
Book launch for "E-Portfolios in Higher Education", 28 August 2017 (Left to Right : Dr. Albert Chau (Vice President, Teaching & Learning), Ms. Céline Dias (Lecturer, European Studies (French Stream)), Prof. Atara Sivan (Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences), Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri (Course Coordinator, European Studies (German Stream)), Prof. Cheung Siu Yin (Department of Physical Education; Chair TDG Panel), Dr. Lisa Deng (Assistant Professor, Department of Education)). ( Interview with Dr. Tushar Chaudhuri)
GIS Majors Graduation Photograph Taking Session, 1 June 2017.
Dr. Edmund Cheng's article "Street Politics in a Hybrid Regime" received the 2016 Gordon White Prize for the most original article published in The China Quarterly. Dr. Cheng is an assistant professor at the Department Government and International Studies.
Dr. Kang Yi (left), Assistant Professor of the Department of Government and International Studies, partakes in the cross-disciplinary research "Investigating Hong Kong Students' Critical News Literacy in the Age of Social Media", which awarded a grant from the Public Policy Research Fund of the Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government.
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.
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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, 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.