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The “3rd Human City Design Award” jury awarded our project “House of Dreams” Grand Prize out of a hundred entries from twenty-two countries!
More than 20 scholars from Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, and Israel had made speeches in the conference. Meanwhile, more than 70 participants attended the roundtable and engaged in the discussion.
(3 & 6 Jan 2022)
This webinar involved about 3,000 people from Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, the United States, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Kazakhstan and other countries.
(27-28 November 2021)
Dr. Ku Hok-bun making a keynote speech at the forum
(7 Dec 2019)
Speaker (L) Prof. Michele Ford and
Discussant (R) Dr. Jenny Chan
(11 Oct 2019)
Dr. Joel Andreas (speaker, UR3), Dr. Yan Hairong (Convener, UL3), Dr. Kaxton Siu (UL2), Dr. Jenny Chan (LR2), Dr. Xian Yang (LR1) and attendees
(24 Sep 2019)
Dr. Samuel Lam (R6), honorable guests and
the vetting committee
Integration of Design, Social Work and other Social Science Disciplines; strive to promote cultural diversity and sustainable social work development
A catalyze to mobilize the developement of China social work
Call for international scholarly articles
The China and Global Development Network (CGDN) is one of the centres in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. CGDN (previously China Research and Development Network) was established in 2005 in light of the rapid social transformations of Mainland China in the post-reform era, to meet the urgent need for developing indigenous social work theories and practice models in response to the growing demand for professional social service. The Network was renamed CGDN in June 2021 to facilitate international partnership in social work and global social development, in view of the opportunities and challenges presented by the new geopolitical context.
The objective of CGDN is to become a leading academic centre for social development, social policy, and social work research and practice in Mainland China and the world. CGDN has been striving to provide outstanding capacity building programmes and engage in rigorous research with the Mainland China social work community. We have also extended our network to other countries along the New Silk Road to promote regional and international partnership in social work education, practice and research. To date, CGDN has facilitated: in Mainland China, the establishment of the Peking University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre and the Yunnan University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Design and Social Development Centre; globally, the collaboration with universities and social welfare agencies in Israel, Kazakhstan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Our projects are located in more than 19 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in Mainland China. Since 2016, we have also extended our social work training and projects to countries like Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Thailand. Since 2018, projects on social and solidarity economy have been extended from Mainland China to Taiwan and Thailand.
Projects and Training in Asia