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Dean's Message

Dean's Message

We live in extra-ordinary times and a world that is highly interconnected – world-wide problems such as global warming, environmental degradation, terrorism, inter-cultural conflicts, poverty, social divisions, and financial turbulence are affecting everyone of us in unprecedented ways.

How do we understand such challenges around us and appreciate the complex interactions between political, social, economic forces and human beings as individuals when the world is more and more globalized and increasingly knowledge driven? A broad based and multi-disciplinary approach to learning and thinking through the study of psychology, political science and sociology provides a useful key to unlock these complex issues.

The new generation of graduates, who will assume senior leadership and management roles in government, the corporate world, or the not-for-profit sector when multiple career paths are becoming more common, has to be versatile and innovative. They need a well-rounded education that combines theory and practice with academic rigor and the opportunities of learning by doing.

The School of Social Sciences offers a multi-disciplinary learning environment which allows students the flexibility to focus on one of our core disciplines – psychology, political science, or sociology, or multi-disciplinary tracks, double majors within Social Sciences and joint double majors as well as degree programmes with other Schools at the University including Accountancy, Business, Economics, Information System, and Law. We also welcome students from other Schools. Our graduates are equipped not only with broad-based academic knowledge but also analytical and practical skills acquired through internships and community projects.

We have the tradition of respecting students’ choices and exploration of their own journeys of intellectual discovery and learning under careful guidance by a dedicated team of outstanding professors who come from some of the world’s best universities and are leading experts in their fields of specializations.

I welcome you to explore further our cutting-edge research and the rich learning opportunities that we offer.

 

Professor James T H Tang
Dean
School of Social Sciences

 

Last updated on 05 Dec 2015 .