Researcher in Sports & Cultural Policy, Department of Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University

Tobias Zuser is a researcher in the field of cultural policy, cultural studies, creative industries and sporting culture in Hong Kong and China. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University and received his MPhil in Cultural Studies from Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Originally trained in the field of Culture, Sports, and Event Management in Austria, Tobias has worked for more than three years as an arts and event manager in Berlin and Beijing before returning to academia. Based on his experience as a practitioner, his essay “How the Cultural Sector Works in China” was published in a bilingual handbook by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) in 2011.

Tobias appears regularly on Hong Kong’s public radio channel – RTHK 3 – as commentator on Hong Kong and Chinese football. He is also a member of the “Football Collective”, a critical research circle based in the UK, and a contributor to the Asian Pacific Policy Forum.


  • –present
    Researcher in Sports & Cultural Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • –present
    Visiting Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society


  • 2017 
    Hong Kong Baptist University, PhD in Humanities & Creative Writing (Cultural Studies)
  • 2014 
    Lingnan University, MPhil in Cultural Studies
  • 2009 
    University of Applied Sciences , BA in Sports, Culture, and Event Management


  • 2015
    On the Finding, Producing, and Losing of Creative Space: Hong Kong's Hidden Agenda, Politics and Aesthetics of Creativity: City, Culture, and Space in East Asia
  • 2011
    How the Cultural Sector Works in China, Europe-China Cultural Compass: Orientation for Cultural Cooperation between China and Europe
  • 2010
    Kulturpolitik und -finanzierung in der Volksrepublik China im internationalen Vergleich, Kufstein Congress on Sports and Culture 2009: Sustainable Event Management – Lessons Learnt and Prospects

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Hong Kong PhD Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong


Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, Research Grants Council