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Resumption of Reception Counter Services (w.e.f. 18 February 2021)

The reception counter of the Faculty of Humanities will resume service during normal office hours from 18 February 2021, i.e. from 8:45am to 1:00pm and from 2:00pm to 5:35pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays). Nonetheless, in order to minimise contact between people, you are strongly encouraged to contact us by phone at 3400 8212 or 3400 8216 / email: if you need assistance. You are advised to wear a mask if you come to the office in person. The opening hours of the counter may be subject to change according to the development of the novel coronavirus epidemic. Please stay tuned for our updates.  

16 Feb, 2021

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Faculty Dean Prof. Li Ping Appointed as Senior Editor

Our Faculty Dean, Prof. Li Ping, has been appointed as Senior Editor for Cognitive Science, the official journal of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes articles in all areas of cognitive science, covering such topics as knowledge representation, inference, memory processes, learning, problem solving, planning, perception, natural language understanding, connectionism, brain theory, motor control, intentional systems, and other areas of interdisciplinary concern.

22 Jan, 2021

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PolyU Team Won AACL Best Paper

The collaborative paper "Comparing Probabilistic, Distributional and Transformer-Based Models on Logical Metonymy Interpretation" written by a team of scholars from Aix-Marseille University, University of Pisa and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been selected as the 2020 AACL best paper. The PolyU authors are Dr Emmanuele Chersoni (Postdoctoral Fellow of CBS) and Prof. Huang Chu-Ren (Chair Professor of CBS). AACL is the Asian Chapter of ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics). ACL is generally considered as the top conference in computational linguistics, and its three regional chapters (AACL in Asia, EACL in Europe, and NAACL in North America) are generally considered to be of comparable quality but smaller in scale.

1 Dec, 2020

Achievements Faculty of Humanities


Prof. William S-Y Wang's Interview in the New Issue of Excel x Impact

Prof. William S-Y. Wang, Chair Professor of Language and Cognitive Sciences (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies), was interviewed by the PolyU's magazine Excel x Impact in its new issue. Read the full story here:

9 Nov, 2020

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FH MOOC Announced as 2020 edX Prize Finalist

FH MOOC “Success: Practical Thinking Skills” (Project Leader: Dr Jack Chun) is a finalist for the fifth annual edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning. The edX Prize celebrates the contributions and innovations of teachers in the edX community, and amplifies the powerful role that online education at scale plays in the transformation of education today. Results of the 2020 edX Prize will be announced in early December. For more details:

2 Nov, 2020

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Update Profile to Stay Connected amidst Distancing

Dear PolyU alumni, how have you been? Started a new job? Completed another degree? Please update your profile online to stay connected with your alma mater. You will receive latest news of the University, as well as exclusive events, benefits and services offered to alumni.  Act now!

5 Oct, 2020

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Faculty Member Dr Andrew Morrall on the Winning Team of the UGC Teaching Award 2020

Dr Andrew Morrall of our English Language Centre is a member of the inter-institutional AIE-AR (Academic Integrity and Ethics – Augmented Reality) team which has received the UGC Teaching Award (Teams) this year. The winning team is led by HKBU and consists of members from EdUHK, CUHK and PolyU.  The team has been working on the project “Reinforcing the Importance of Academic Integrity and Ethics in Students through Blended Learning – A Deployment of Augmented Reality Applications” since 2015. It introduces a second-generation synthesis of situated learning in collaborative settings, delivered using Augmented Reality, to present case-based scenarios engaging students in making decisions related to the critical yet abstract area of Academic Integrity and Ethics. 12 trails have been set and the project has benefitted some 10,000 students. 

29 Sep, 2020

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Success Practical Thinking Skills Selected as Class Central Best Online Courses of All Time

Our MOOC “Success: Practical Thinking Skills” (Project Leader: Dr Jack Chun(CBS)) has been selected by Class Central as one of its Best Online Courses of All Time (2020). The selected courses are the highest rated MOOCs of all-time from top universities around the world, based on thousands of reviews written by learners. Check out the online course here:

21 Sep, 2020

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New Faculty Brochure is Out Now

Our new Faculty Brochure which gives you a glimpse of the Faculty is now available online. Check out what we have to offer you:

1 Sep, 2020

Publication Faculty of Humanities

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CBS Receives 2020 Eurasia Foundation (from Asia) Grant

The teaching team of CBS1B03 East Asia: Towards a Global Community with Cultural Diversity (Dr Sun-A KIM [Principal Investigator], Ms Sin Ae SIM, Dr Hae Min HAN, and Dr Reijiro AOYAMA) has recently received a grant of USD12,500 from Eurasia Foundation (from Asia), formerly known as One Asia Foundation. The teaching team has received the grant eight times since 2012, totalling over HKD1,400,000. The grant will be used to invite guest speakers and organise activities for students to better understand and experience East Asian societies and cultures.

26 Aug, 2020

News Faculty of Humanities

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