Society of Fellows in the Humanities


Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of
Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that attracts exceptional, early-career, post-doctoral scholars from around the world to the University of Hong Kong. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, HKU offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The 2017-2020 Fellows come from Sciences Po Paris, Harvard University, Stanford University, University College London and ETH Zurich.

The 2018-2021 Fellows come from Princeton University, Yale University, Stockholm University, City University of New York and University of Wisconsin.

The 2019-2022 Fellows come from Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, University of Oxford and University of Chicago.

The 2020-2023 Fellows come from Yale University, Brown University, University of Oxford, Harvard University and University of Sydney.

They will be contributing to a vibrant research community and interacting with acclaimed scholars from across all humanities disciplines.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognised as one of the best in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. The Faculty contributes to knowledge development through outstanding scholarship and education. It provides a comprehensive, humanistic, and liberal research environment, a highly internationalised academic staff, and a strong culture- and language-based curriculum.

The Faculty is a recognised centre of research excellence in fields that include Asian Cinema, China Studies, Chinese Philosophy, Fine Arts, History, Law and Literature, Linguistics, and Post-colonial Literatures, and is active in fostering partnerships globally and exploring new means of facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.

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