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.

It is ranked 1st in Asia and 18th in the world for Arts and Humanities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2023, the only one Asian University to have made it into the top 30 this year among 250 universities worldwide.  It is also ranked 1st in Asia and Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2023, and 4th in Asia and 1st in Hong Kong in Arts and Humanities in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings 2024.  The QS World University Subject Rankings 2023 places the Linguistics, Modern Languages, and English Language and Literature subjects among the top 25 worldwide, with rankings of 12th, 24th, and 24th, respectively.  The Faculty of Arts’ presence amongst the best institutions in the world is evidence of its exceptional record in teaching and research.

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.