Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.

The Faculty of Arts is an essential part of Hong Kong Baptist University, an institution that is firmly committed to being ”a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.”

Established in 1961, the Faculty of Arts currently consists of five departments (Chinese Language and Literature; English Language and Literature; Humanities and Creative Writing; Music; and Religion and Philosophy), a Translation programme, a Language Centre, four centres (for Applied Ethics; Chinese Cultural Heritage; Sino-Christian Studies; and Translation), and two institutes (the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and the Mr Simon Suen and Mrs Mary Suen Sino-Humanitas Institute).

Emphasizing the quality of the student experience, research excellence, and the development, recruitment, and retention of talent, the Faculty of Arts brings together first class scholars, teachers, and supporting staff. In keeping with the University’s mission, the Faculty of Arts is committed to delivering globally relevant and ethically aware teaching and research, with the aim of contributing to the common good. The Faculty of Arts makes a significant contribution to the University’s Creative Media/Practice research cluster and is fully engaged in the University’s ambitious Talent100 recruitment drive.

The Faculty of Arts pursues its endeavors in an environment that clearly reflects the University’s liberal arts mission. Our facilities include a three studio Electroacoustic Music Centre (EMC), a two-studio Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology (LIATe) of the highest international standard in 3D immersive audio and video, an Interpreting Laboratory offering support for training in consecutive and simultaneous modes of translation, a Phonology Laboratory and a Language Learning Oasis providing independent language learning resources. Our colleagues have been centrally involved in drawing up plans for the redevelopment, in the near future, of the Ho Sin Hang Campus, home to the Faculty of Arts. As a result of this project, our Faculty of Arts community can look forward to new purpose-built facilities and a fine variety of properly liberal arts-style spaces for creative practice, curricular and co-curricular learning, and community/global engagement.

There is much more to share with you. I sincerely hope that this brief message will have sparked an interest in further exploring our website. Please feel free to get in touch should you have any questions or any thoughts you might like to convey to us, for example, about possible collaboration.

Professor Mette Hjort
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Chair Professor in Humanities
Hong Kong Baptist University