College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Two CLASS projects receive Public Policy Research funding in the first round of 2016/17

In the first round of bidding in 2016/17, three City University of Hong Kong projects received Public Policy Research (PPR) grants. Two of the three funded projects are led by faculty members of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). In 2015/16, HK$3.21 million was awarded to CLASS faculty members, accounting for 19% of the total PPR funding provided in this year. Overall, CLASS was ranked the first in Hong Kong in terms of the amount of PPR funding received in 2015/16.

First launched in 2005/06 by the Research Grants Council, the PPR scheme is now administered by the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to promote academic research in higher-education institutions with a clear relevance to public policy making.

Projects TitlePrincipal Investigator
An Experimental Study of National Identity Among Hong Kong YouthDr YE Shengquan Sam
(Department of Applied Social Sciences)
The ‘Citizen Satisfaction Assessment Tool’: Applying Expectancy Disconfirmation Theory to Public Services in Hong KongProfessor Richard Mark WALKER (Department of Public Policy)

Please join us in congratulating the grant recipients and their departments, and hoping that their implementation of the funded projects is successful! The College will continue to assist its faculty members in applying for external grants.