Department of Religion and Philosophy

Organization Profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Religion and Philosophy of Hong Kong Baptist University was founded in 1962. It offers a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Programme, and M.Phil. as well as Ph.D. programmes for postgraduate study in the fields of religious studies, philosophy and ethics. It also offers a self-financed M.A. in Ethics and Public Affairs (MAEPA) programme. The Department also runs a large number of General Education courses with good reputation. Our colleagues are also responsible for two research centres, namely, the Centre for Sino-Christian Studies and the Centre for Applied Ethics.

The Department has dedicated to the promotion of the teaching and research of religion, philosophy and ethics in Hong Kong for many years. We have developed a curriculum that encompasses both Chinese and Western religions, as well as including philosophical and social science studies aiming at enhancing our intellectual and cultural understandings of different religious and philosophical traditions, as well as major ethical schools of thought. Collectively, our colleagues demonstrate a threefold expertise in religious studies, philosophy and ethics. Such expertise is also reflected in their great diversities of research interests and the broad range of courses offered by our colleagues.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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