About CGC

The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) is an Institute-level research centre of the Education University of Hong Kong. The Centre is committed to conducting interdisciplinary scholarly research and facilitating public discourse on governance issues and citizenship studies, including citizenship education. It is dedicated to creating an active research platform whereby the themes of Governance and Citizenship can be brought together within an interactive and mutually reinforcing framework to pioneer a new research agenda that contributes towards theory building in "Governance and Citizenship" as a holistic concept.

In December 2008, Dr Tam Wah Ching has generously donated HK$2.5 million to the Hong Kong Institute of Education in the form of  "Wah Ching Education and Research Development Fund", to support activities of the Centre.

The Centre promotes interdisciplinary dialogue; facilitates intellectual debate and public discourse; and builds regional and international research networks. It aims to contribute towards quality academic output, to be disseminated both locally and internationally, via academic and curriculum publications, as well as the public media. Its research outputs help to inform curriculum and pedagogy design and thus learning improvements in schools. The Centre is active in developing partnership with other research bodies, the education community, and civil society organizations. 

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News and Upcoming Events 


Seminar: The Transformation of Citizenship in Post-handover Hong Kong

Presented by Dr. Ying XIA  

1pm to 2pm, Thursday 12 January 2017 at Room B4-LP-08, EdUHK


Hong Kong & Macao SAR Youth: Identity, Citizenship Education and Civic Participation 2016 Conference   

17 December 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong 

Press Release





About Ethnic Minority

Time for Action: Improving Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Students

Presented by Professor Kerry Kennedy at the seminar on 11 December 2015  

Receptivity and Responsibility: Are Mainstream Schools Prepared for Hong Kong's Ethnic Minority Students?  

Jointly organised by CCPL and Hong Kong Unison with the participation of CERC


Recent Publication 


Book: The Politics of Policing in Greater China

Authors: Professor Lo Sonny Shiu Hing

Published by Palgrave Macmillan            Please click here.


Why Hong Kong schools provide an ideal platform for discussion of independence, and other contentious issues              

Authors: Professor Kerry Kennedy

Published by South China Morning Post, 19 August 2016    Please click here. 


Professor Kerry Kennedy, Senior Research Fellow, gave a keynote address at the Marshall Cavendish Conference in Singapore.

Please click HERE to read the resentation material .

Marshall Cavenish Conference in Singapore, 2016


Identity, Citizenship Education and Civic Participation 2016 Conference

17 December 2016, The Education University of Hong Kong

About this Conference

The overall objective of this conference is to provide academic and professional platforms for discussing and exchanging views on the relationships between identity formation, citizenship education and civic participation of Hong Kong and Macao youth after sovereignty return to China.

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Debates on National Education


Recent Publications





作者:  莫慕貞、甘國臻

2016年3月4日刊登於明報    全文 請按此


Discontent runs deep: Hong Kong faces a real risk of losing its alienated youth

Authors: Magdalena Mok and Kerry Kennedy

Published by South China Morning Post, 24 February 2016    Please click here. 


‘Out of School’ Ethnic Minority Young People in Hong Kong

Authors: Miron Kumar Bhowmik and Kerry J Kennedy

Published by Springer in 2016.