About China Research and Development Network


The China Research and Development Network (CRDN) is a research unit of the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2005, CRDN was established in light of the rapid social and cultural transformations in the post-reform mainland China, to respond to its growing demands for professional social welfare services and the urgent need for developing indigenous social work theories and practice models. The objective of CRDN is becoming the academic centre in China's social development, social policy, social work research and practice with leading position. Since its inception, the CRDN has continuously strived to provide outstanding education and training to mainland Chinese social work practitioners, while engaging in rigorous research as well as participating in some special projects. To date, CRDN has established three research centers in collaboration with Peking University, Yunnan University and Sun Yat-sen University with the aim of further cultivating  our activities and research in mainland China.

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    82 top experts in social work attended 2017 Disaster Social Work Theory and Practice Conference


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  • China-U.S. Conference on Social Work Collaboration in Education, Theories, and Practice

    Date: June 24 to 15, 2017

    Location: Peking University - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre 83, Mirror Spring Garden,Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing

    Organized by:

    Peking University - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University China Social Work Research Centre