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50th Anniversary of Department of Government and Public Administration


GPA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!


In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Government and Public Administration (GPA), we would like to take this opportunity to get together all of our Alumni alongside our honorable teachers.


We hope to strengthen these connections amongst us all and ignite the spirit of the GPA Department. We will celebrate the impact and achievement that we have made in the past, with our rich history and give appreciation to our Lecturers for their important contributions. We will treasure this golden opportunity to reunite Alumni from across the years.


Anniversary Message by Department Head


Carlos Lo p

On behalf of the GPA Department, I am very excited to announce the launch of this webpage for celebrating the GPA 50th Anniversary. First established in 1970, the GPA Department has started with a small team of teaching staff administering a humble undergraduate programme to graduate the first batch of 10 major students in 1974. After five decades of successive remarkable efforts from our predecessors, the GPA Department has grown from strength to strength into a highly institutionalized and well-known academic department, currently with 15 Teaching Staff, a Postgraduate research programme, two taught Master programmes, and an Undergraduate programme, with more than 140 students graduating every year at different degree levels. Widely known for their intellectual training in critical thinking, our talented graduates have spread their careers across the political arena, the public sector, the commercial industry, and the academic community with both impactful achievements and significant contributions. Most significantly, the GPA Department has acquired its international academic reputation in terms of research, teaching and societal impact.


Today, with GPA’s 50th Anniversary, it is apt for us to review the Department’s historic path of development to cherish every successful story and savor every outstanding achievement. In particular, we would like to take this milestone occasion to pay tribute to our most revered first generation of teachers, under the great leadership of Prof. S.S. Hsieh, the inaugural Head of the GPA Department, for committing their whole life to build GPA from scratch into an internationally highly competitive force in political science alongside public administration research and education. Their scholarly legacies and indefatigable spirit will live forever with us as the major source of academic inspiration to sustain our pursuit of international excellence.


As a GPA graduate, I am proud to see the growing impact of our extensive alumni network. A massive thanks and shout out go to the GPA Alumni Association’s active effort to connect all alumni together and keep them in close contact with the GPA Department. The strong sentiment of GPA affiliation amongst our graduates owes much to the fine tradition of a close and interactive teacher-student relationship, which is deeply embedded in the overall teaching and learning process. It is our aspiration to make use of this webpage as a connecting platform for all our alumni to reminisce about their memorable school days and share their special memories.


Let’s be proud of being a member of the GPA family and join our GPA 50th Anniversary with jubilation!


Professor Carlos LO Wing Hung
Head of Department of Government and Public Administration




Advisory Committee


Professor Peter N.S. LEE
Professor Byron S. J. WENG
Professor CHANG Chak-yan
Professor KUAN Hsin-chi
Professor WANG Shaoguang
Professor MA Shu Yun
Professor TANG Shui-yan
Professor Jeremiah WONG K.H.
Professor Paul LEE Siu Nam
Professor CHIU Chi-yue
Mr. LAU Fu Shing Jimmy
Mr. YEUNG Siu Fai Wilson


Organizing Committee


Professor Carlos LO
Mr. Ivan CHOY
Mr. Raymond NG
Mr. Joe POON
Ms. Louise CHAN
Ms. Eleanor HUI
Mr. Charles CHOW
Mr. LO Wing Hung
Mr. LAU Fu Shing Jimmy
Mr. Kenneth Ng


Anniversary Logos


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Join GPA 50th Anniversary Facebook Group


The 50th Anniversary Facebook Group is now available for alumni to get re-connected. Join the group now to participate in the “Class Photo Challenge” by tagging your classmates and uploading photos of your class.


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