Department of Government and Public Administration
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1970, the Department of Government and Public Administration has been committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service. Our faculty members are experts in their fields. In addition to their teaching duties, they participate in a wide range of scholarly, professional and community activities. The department is able to provide not only a rich curriculum but also an exciting place to learn and grow intellectually. It is one of the best of its kind in Hong Kong.


The Department offers degree programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate programme provides a well-rounded training in political science and public administration. It comprises a group of core courses which introduce the disciplines as well as a series of elective courses dealing with a wide range of contemporary topics in politics and public administration. The Department is strongly committed to fostering critical thinking in students, so that our graduates are able to put their skills to work effectively in their future careers and lives. And at the graduate level, the Department offers programmes focused on research that can lead to MPhil and PhD degrees.

Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Established in 1990, the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS) aims to promote multi-disciplinary research on social, economic and political development. HKIAPS is devoted to fostering academic exchange by organising regular public lectures, seminars and international conferences. The Institute also disseminates research findings to the public through the publication of research monographs and occasional papers.

The objectives of the HKIAPS are:


  1. To develop the CUHK into a research and academic centre of excellence in the interrelated study of Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Asia-Pacific region;
  2. To enable Hong Kong to better adjust to and make best use of the changes taking place in China and the Asia-Pacific region;
  3. To serve as a “think-tank” for the Hong Kong government, the Chinese government, and policymakers in public and private sectors;
  4. To broaden the intellectual horizon of the policymakers and to develop policy alternatives for the community.

European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on the Regulatory Governance

The study of regulation and regulatory governance is attracting an increasing attention in the field of political science. The Standing Group was founded in March 2005 by David Levi-Faur, Hebrew University, and Jacint Jordana, Pompeu Fabra University. The Standing Group’s founding members and those who joined it subsequently believe that the study of regulation and governance is increasingly important topic in the social sciences.


The aim of the Standing Group is to provide a platform and infrastructure for encouraging studies in this area and the creation of an institutional arena for mutual interaction and debate. We aim to bring together a broad range of scholars working on (various aspects) of “Regulatory Governance” in all parts of the world, including scholars from fields such as law, economics, sociology, criminology, (social) psychology and history for a fruitful exchange of ideas and knowledge on regulatory governance. However, as a Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the main focus of the group will be on the political aspects of regulation. We believe in openness and pluralism and intend to open the group not only for different disciplines but to different theoretical perspective and to a variety of methodological approaches.

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