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— Message from the Dean —

Message from the Dean


Xitao Fan:Dean of HSS, Professor


Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS).


In CUHK-Shenzhen, we emphasize both time-tested traditions and modernity, and combine Chinese cultures with global perspectives. As our university motto (“博文约礼”) indicates, our university provides a comprehensive education to broaden our students’ intellectual horizon and capacity, and to help our students to grow to be socially responsible citizens with global perspectives.


HSS has two important missions for our university’s education. First, HSS provides university core courses for all university students in multiple areas, including general education, English language competency, Chinese language competency, physical education and fitness, basic competency in information technology (IT) applications, etc. These areas lay the foundation for the comprehensive education that all CUHK-Shenzhen students receive.


Beyond the foundational education that HSS provides to all students, HSS intends to become a school of excellence in humanities and social sciences, and to provide high-quality programmes in multiple areas at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At present, HSS offers high-quality master programmes: Master of Arts (MA) in Translation and Interpreting Studies (MAT&I), Master of Arts in Simultaneous Interpreting (MASI) and Master of Science in Applied Psychology. At the undergraduate level, HSS offers a high-quality Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in Translation. In the near future, HSS will start a series of new and interdisciplinary programs at both bachelor and master levels, including, for example, applied psychology, international affairs and international relations, internet and new media, urban studies, educational studies, sociological studies, and others.