RPg Programme 


With a strong commitment to be the leading institution in the region, the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has actively worked to create a multidisciplinary and intellectually inspiring environment to train competent social workers, conduct high-quality research, and accumulate professional knowledge. Built upon a dynamic and robust research culture, the SWSA Department has clustered its research activities into seven major research themes:

  • Families and children
  • Ageing and gerontology
  • Population Health and mental health
  • Social policy, planning and community building
  • Youth issues
  • China studies
  • Poverty
Some other topics of interests are:
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Expressive Art and Dance-movement therapies
  • Newly arrived immigrants
  • Social work education
  • Demographic studies
  • Life and death education
  • Labour migration and social protection


Our projects are state-of-the-art endeavors designed to address significant public concerns, with an emphasis on timely action and social relevance to our community in Hong Kong and in the region at large. As one of the top universities in the region, HKU provides a backdrop for a larger vision of promoting knowledge exchange. Our mission shows that we are not just being tucked away in the ivory tower, but are also rolling up our sleeves and working in the community for the betterment of our society.
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