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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprises four Academies: the Academy of Chinese, History, Religion and Philosophy, the Academy of Geography, Sociology and International Studies, the Academy of Language and Culture and the Academy of Wellness and Human Development.


Daniel Lai

Professor Daniel Lai


Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Chair Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty Niche Research Area

The Faculty Niche Research Area has three central topics, Well-being, Value, and the Public Good. Colleagues in the Faculty conduct research relating to these topics separately, but also to the ways in which they are interrelated.


Five sub-themes:

  • Performance Studies

  • Chinese and Cross-Cultural Health Humanities

  • Creativity, Self, and Society

  • Minority Studies/Marginalised Populations Studies

  • Anthropocene Studies

Research Centres