Professor Angelina YUEN, BBS, JP
Vice President (Student and Global Affairs)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P.R.C.
Prof. Angelina Yuen is Vice President (Student and Global Affairs) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Prof. Yuen obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Hong Kong, a Master in Social Work from University of Toronto, a Master in Education from University of Manchester, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Social Work and Social Administration) from HKU. Prof.Yuen joined PolyU in 1986, and taught at the Department of Applied Social Sciences.
Prof. Yuen extensively participates in various social activities in Hong Kong. She was President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association (2000-2004), and has served as a board member of numerous Government commissions, NGOs and charitable foundations. She was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2002 and received the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2008.
Prof. Yuen has been actively involved in the development of the social work profession in the Chinese mainland since the late 1980s. She holds many honorary positions in the Chinese mainland and is Executive Committee member of the All-China Federation of Women, Council member of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Advisor of the China Social Workers’ Association, and etc.
In the international arena, Prof. Yuen is a key player in international social development. She was elected President (2008-2012) of the International Association of Schools of Social Work. She has initiated numerous capacity building programmes for social work professionals in many developing countries.