About Us

About Us


The Faculty of Arts is one of the flagship faculties of the University of Hong Kong and one of the finest humanities faculties in the region and internationally. It was founded in 1912, when the University opened, and it has been a focus of academic life on campus ever since, building on its traditions to meet successive educational and intellectual challenges.

The University of Hong Kong ranked 31st in the world in Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2020, one of only four Asian Universities to have made it into the top 40 in this year's exercise which ranked 500 universities worldwide.  The University's overall ranking in the Arts & Humanities is 16th in the latest QS World Unviersity Subject Rankings in 2019.  The Faculty made the global toop 30 in two subjects: Linguistics (11th) and Modern Languages (23rd). 

The Faculty comprises four Schools and two Centres:

The Faculty attracts and nurtures outstanding scholars and students from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching, research and knowledge exchange.  It provides a comprehensive, humanistic and liberal research environment, and its strengths include world-class expertise in China-West studies, a highly internationalized academic staff, and a strong culture- and language-based curriculum.

Teachers in the Faculty are committed to excellence in research, which feeds into the broad, liberal education they provide to students and the community. Arts graduates emerge with analytical, linguistic, critical and creative skills, all necessary for leadership and success in professional and life endeavours. Over the past century, the Faculty’s graduates have made significant contributions in government, the arts, business and other fields in Hong Kong, the region and internationally.

The Faculty also strives to extend its research and learning into the wider community. It aims to provide lifelong learning opportunities and to reinforce the artistic, social and educational values of the arts and humanities. In turn, it has received significant support from public and private sources for its work.