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Sociology offers you a way of seeing yourself, your community and society more broadly, creatively and critically.

We are one of the leading sociology departments in the world, and we are consistently ranked among the top Sociology departments in Asia. The Department was ranked 25th in the world in 2023 (QS World University Rankings).

About us

Programmes

Prof Guy Abel

Professor

Dr Satoshi Araki

Assistant Professor

Dr Gordon Brett

Assistant Professor

Dr Cheris S C Chan

Associate Professor

Prof Tarani Chandola

Head, Department of Sociology

Prof Eric W C Fong

Chair Professor in Sociology
Associate Dean (T & L), Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Sinn Won Han

Assistant Professor

Dr Paul Joosse

Associate Professor

Dr Travis S K Kong

Associate Professor

Prof Karen A Joe Laidler

Professor

Prof Maggy S Y Lee

Professor

Dr Tom McDonald

Associate Professor

Prof David A Palmer

Professor

Dr Ioana Sendroiu

Assistant Professor

Dr Xiaoli Tian

Associate Professor

Dr Peng Wang

Associate Professor

Prof Ming Wen

Professor, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Duoduo Xu

Assistant Professor

Prof Hui Zheng

Professor

Prof Satoshi Araki secures a competitive grant from the Resona Foundation for Asia and Oceania.

Dr. Johanna von Pezold has been awarded the Best Thesis Award 2023 by the Hong Kong Sociological Association.

Pathways to Harm Reduction Drug Policy in Hong Kong and East & Southeast Asia: Principles, Process and Practices Annual Training 2023

Dr Ioana’s latest paper has been published in European Journal of Sociology

Tencent share the role of social research with HKU Sociology students

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