Prof. Alistair Cole

Head of Department






A Word of Welcome from the Head of Department

Welcome to the Department of Government and International Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University.

We represent a dynamic community of researchers, academic and teaching staff who produce scholarship on international relations and Europe, Chinese and Hong Kong politics. Members of our department have expertise and research interests in these three cross-cutting thematic areas, which underpin an overarching narrative on comparative forms of regional integration; intra- and inter-state relationships, civil society in authoritarian or semi-democratic contexts and the changing bases of political legitimacy. Our belief in research-led teaching, and our extensive international networks, combine to promote a student-focussed approach which is designed to guarantee a whole person education, in line with the philosophy of the University itself.

I welcome you all to GIS.