55th Anniversary

Established in 1965, the School of Journalism and Communication has the longest history of communication education and research in Hong Kong. The first Master of Philosophy programme was launched in 1977 by Professor Wilbur Schramm, one of the founding fathers of communication studies. It is also the earliest research degree programme in communication studies in Hong Kong.

We have a vibrant undergraduate programme and five professional-oriented master’s programmes with specialties in journalism, advertising, corporate communication, global communication, and new media. A doctoral programme was established in 1993. Since 2010, our doctoral students have won 40 top paper awards in major peer-reviewed conferences in the field – ICA, NCA, AEJMC, WAPOR, IAMCR.

In 2012, we established the Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research (C-Centre) to promote comparative communication research within Greater China and beyond. The Centre publishes two high quality academic Journals, Chinese Journal of Communication (indexed in SSCI), and Communication & Society (ICA affiliate journal and indexed in TSSCI). We are honored that Prof. Joseph Chan, the former Director of C-Centre, was elected as ICA fellow in 2014 and Prof. Jack Qiu, the current Director of C-Centre, was elected as ICA fellow in 2019.

The School has accomplished remarkable achievements in the past decades. In 2020, we will organize a series of activities to celebrate its 55 years of success in training quality professional communicators and researchers for the Hong Kong community, and advancing knowledge in various aspects of communication in Greater China and other cultures. 

The list of events in 2020 is as follows:


Communication Visiting Scholar Programme and Greater China Visiting Scholar Programme


International Conference – Inherit and Inspire: The Past, Present and Future of Chinese Communication Studies


55th Anniversary Public Talk

February – December

Communication Seminar Series