Energetically creating synergies among language, culture and science in education and research, the Faculty strives to excel in applied language sciences and bilingual China studies. We are also rapidly advancing in the fields of speech therapy, language and cognitive neuroscience, and healthcare communication. Besides, the Faculty continues to play a significant role in enhancing students’ language ability, and their understanding of the nature and cultures of human beings.
10+ signifies the Faculty’s contributions and achievements beyond 10 years. Looking to the future, 10+ also signifies many more success stories to come.
Throughout the year, the Faculty will be celebrating its anniversary with a variety of events. We invite our students and alumni, colleagues, friends, partners and the local community to celebrate this special year with us.
In 2018, the Faculty will be celebrating its anniversary with a variety of events. We invite our students and alumni, colleagues, friends, partners and the local community to celebrate this special year with us.
contributions and achievements
* Excluding graduates from the School of Design (and its predecessor).
In addition to Chinese and English, the Faculty offers minor programmes and subjects in French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish to strengthen students’ multilingual and multicultural competencies.
FH is connected internationally. We have established joint research centres, partnerships and exchange programmes with leading universities/organisations in the world. This World Partners Map shows our connections at a glance.
The Faculty, in collaboration with eleven partner institutions, was granted the first Erasmus Mundus mobility programme in Hong Kong, which supported about 170 staff/student exchanges. In 2017, the Faculty was one of the two key members of a funded Erasmus+ programme hosted by Free University (Freie Universität) of Berlin.
The Faculty’s departments have a long history in language education. Our history as a formal department can be traced back to 1973. We focused on Chinese, English, Japanese and translation at the beginning, then gradually offering more languages including French, German, Korean and other European languages. In addition to serving the whole University, we also offer applied language sciences and bilingual China studies programmes that evolve along with societal needs. In 2008, the Faculty entered a new era when the Department of Chinese Culture was established and the Faculty renamed as the Faculty of Humanities. Over the years, the Faculty has established widely recognised professional and research centres. Recently, our research has expanded from language and cultural studies to related areas including speech therapy, language and cognitive neuroscience and healthcare communication.
(Sources of information: University Prospectus and Graduation Ceremony House Programmes, Administrative Notes, PolyU 65 Years of Education and Innovation commemorative album, Research Office)