The media has always played a vital role in our society. For the past 40 years, the School of Communication has nurtured over 7,000 communication professionals under our motto "Truth is Virtue" and the leadership of our Deans and Heads. As we expanded from a Department into a School, from providing three majors in the beginning – Journalism, Radio-Television and Public Relations – to founding the Department of Journalism, Department of Communication Studies, and Academy of Film, our achievements have been remarkable. The School of Communication is the cradle for local communication elites, and a destination of choice for further studies by students from Greater China.

1980 - 1989

Persevering against Tides of Change

Sing Tao Communication Centre, housing the Communication Department, completed and inaugurated as the academic building of the Communication Department. The Department also launched its first undergraduate programme – Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Communication.


  • The Au Shue Hung Centre for Film and Television named and inaugurated.

  • Dr. Lin Nian-tong became the 4th Head of the Department of Communication in the late 1980s.


  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication program launched. Over one hundred freshmen commenced their three-year degree studies.


  • Sing Tao Communication centre completed and inaugurated.


  • Miss Sally Aw Sian, Chairman of Sing Tao Newspaper, officiated at the Foundation Stone Day for the Sing Tao Communication Centre.

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