As a leading academic department in social work, behavioural sciences, social policy and social development in Asia, we strive to build impactful knowledge and practice to create a better world through promoting social justice and interdisciplinary collaboration, empowering vulnerable populations and improving the quality of life for all.


To cultivate leadership and commitment to promote justice, equity, social development, sustainability and multicultural inclusion with high levels of integrity and professionalism

To produce graduates with competence to serve individuals, families and communities through evidence-informed practice, strategic research, policy advocacy, social innovation and entrepreneurship

To foster a pluralistic, inspiring and creative research environment for nurturing state-of-the-art research, blending east-west practices and integrating art and science of clinical and policy studies

To empower the community and social service organizations through collaboration and knowledge exchange