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The Faculty of Arts forms a unique component of HKBU research, encompassing a wide scope of impact-driven scholarly approaches and creative practices. With its focus on the contributions of art and culture to society, the Faculty offers an especially rich environment for comparative, cross-cultural teaching and research of global relevance, as it engages in a liberal arts education that is truly liberating, nurturing individuals with the knowledge, freedom of vision, and creative skills they need to function as effective members of their communities. Through a research-based synthesis of theoretical and applied approaches, and by combining learning with service, we inspire students and scholars alike to channel their imaginations into artistic creation and critical thought.


Established in 1961, the Faculty of Arts features six departments (Chinese Language and Literature; English Language and Literature; Humanities and Creative Writing; Religion and Philosophy; and Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies and a Language Centre serving the entire university), four research 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).


Faculty of Arts researchers pursue impactful endeavours in an environment that clearly reflects the University’s liberal arts mission of inquiry, internationalisation, and innovation. Facilities include 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.


Building upon its emphasis on creative writing, the Faculty is also playing a decisive role in the development of the Creative Media & Practice (CMP) research cluster. One of three new University-wide interdisciplinary clusters, CMP will house state-of-the-art facilities where arts researchers can collaborate with colleagues who specialise in film, music, visual arts and other areas to produce innovative media projects.

Albert Chau

Dr Albert CHAU

Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) and Acting Dean of Arts

Faculty Niche Research Area

Well-being, Value, and the Public Good





Research Centres/Institutes