About the Department

Head of Department : Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan

The Department of Government and International Studies (GIS) was established at Hong Kong Baptist University in 1994. It 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. It offers a BSocSc (Hons) in Government and International Studies, and a BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies, including one year of study abroad, with two language streams (French and German).

The GIS Department 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.