Annual Letter

Dear Communication Buddies,

Happy Chinese New Year!

Time flies. The School of Communication has entered its 50th year. Over the past half century, the alumni of the School of Communication have put its motto, “Truth is Virtue”, into practice in all its endeavours.The Department of Communication was founded by Professor Timothy Yu in 1968. As a pioneer in communication education in Hong Kong, it offered three programmes in journalism, broadcasting, and public relations and advertising, with film and television added in 1973. In 1991, the Department expanded into a School in size, quality and aspirations.

Last year, the School had a very meaningful year [2017 Major Events Review]. The year of 2018 will be even more brilliant! The School and its constituent units - Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies, and Department of Journalism (see the details below) - will organise a series of celebratory activities to mark its 50th anniversary, including publishing a commemorative book, Comm Buddies. We sincerely invite you to share your unforgettable stories with us.

We would like to express our gratitude to the School’s faculty, staff and students for their efforts over the past year. On behalf of the School, I wish you and your family prosperity and good health.

Prof. Huang Yu Mr. CK Lau
Professor Huang Yu
Dean, School of Communication
Mr CK Lau
Associate Dean, School of Communication



The School of Communication 50th Anniversary
Celebratory Academic Events & Projects Preview


Academy of Film Reunion Dinner

As the School of Communication entered into its 50th anniversary, the Academy of Film (AF) held its reunion dinner to kick off for the series of celebratory events throughout the year. More than 250 faculty, students, alumni, staff and friends from the film industry joined the reunion dinner, creating a lively atmosphere.


Distinguished Communication Alumni Award (DCAA) is now open for nominations

To celebrate the School's 50th anniversary and to show our recognition towards our alumni's professional achievements, the School will present the Award to honour distinguished alumni, representing different disciplines and decades, over the past 50 years.


Creativity + A.I.

The School is constructing the AI Media Research Laboratory and the VR & AR Workroom, expected to be in use in the new school year of 2018-19.

50th Anniversary Commemorative Book Comm Buddies and Digital Archive “COMM2gether”

Were you spending days and nights in Sing Tao Building to edit your grad project? Or were you rushing your paper in the CVA Building? Please share with us your interesting stories, which will be collected in our 50th anniversary commemorative book, Comm Buddies and “Comm2gether”, our first digital database for HKBU communication education, enabling students and the public to know more about our Comm buddies.

NOV 30

Gala Dinner

We are honoured by the presence of The Chief Executive the Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as our Officiating Guest-of-Honour to deliver the opening remarks and present the Chang Kuo-sin Award for Aspiring Young Communicators at the Gala Dinner. The DCAA will be also be presented. Tickets will be on sale starting in April.

NOV 7-9

Global University Students Film Festival

The film festival is open to all film students from countries and regions such as Asia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. A series of events will be held at the film festival, including master classes, talks, screenings, an award ceremony and story pitching sessions, to foster creativity and cultural exchange, promoting the development of film education.


Alumni Rooftop Garden Fundraising Campaign

The rooftop of the Communication and Visual Arts (CVA) Building will turn into a rooftop garden which will serve as an outdoor classroom, a leisure spot, as well as an open space for the exchange of ideas and generation of insights. We need your generous help and support!

APR 19-20

Department of Communication Studies’

Asian Advertising Scholar Forum

If you would like more information about the 50th anniversary events, please stay tuned for the news on the websites of the School, Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies (newly launched), and Department of Journalism.