Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Science (HSS) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen).
HSS is founded in 2014 and has been growing rapidly in recent years. Master of Arts programme in Translation and Interpreting Studies (MAT&I) started to enroll students in 2015 and Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in Translation in 2016. Subsequently, HSS offered Master of Arts programme in Simultaneous Interpreting (MASI), Master of Arts (MA) programme in Global Studies and Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in English Studies and Bachelor of Science (BSc) programme in Applied Psychology. In 2021, HSS will offer Ph.D. programme in Global Studies. In the near future, HSS will provide Ph.D. programme in Applied Psychology as well as various interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
HSS has two important missions for our university’s education. Besides offering unique and innovative education at the school level, HSS also provides university core courses for all undergraduates in multiple areas, including General Education, English Language Competency, Chinese Language Competency, Physical Education and Fitness, and Basic Competency in Information Technology Applications, which lay the foundation for the holistic education that all CUHK-Shenzhen students receive.
Now HSS has gradually built up a team of high-caliber faculty members. We recruit professors, senior experts and academics globally with the uniformly rigorous standards that apply to world-class universities, such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In recent years, young faculty members of HSS have made great achievements in scientific research programs and projects at the national, provincial and ministerial level.
At present, the total number of students in HSS reaches 743, including 514 undergraduates and 229 graduates. In 2020, 85% of the first batch of graduates from Bachelor of Arts (BA) programme in Translation chose to pursue further studies. Among them, 63% of the graduates will continue their studies for master degree in the top 50 universities of QS World University Rankings. 15% of the graduates obtained employment in various fields including translation, communications, Internet, education, finance, media, etc., and mainly in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
The year of 2020 is an extraordinary year when we have experienced the grave test of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century and witnessing rapid geopolitical changes, HSS keeps up with the time. The Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies (GCCS) is established by HSS in 2020. Guided by the philosophy of “studying the world, exploring the way forward, discovering and upholding the truth, and creating solutions for the well-being of people”, GCCS aims to create a think tank for the country’s policy research and global academic exchange platform with focus on both China and the globe to promote research on regional and national development strategies and to provide intellectual support and attract excellent academic talents from home and abroad. Upholding the founding purpose of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to inherit traditional Chinese culture, HSS will establish the Institute of Chinese Culture in 2021. The school will, as always, shoulder the important task of inheriting fine cultural traditions and promoting general education.
Here, I would like to thank all the faculty and students for their efforts. I believe that with joint efforts, HSS will embrace a better future! At the same time, I would like to encourage students to be modest and studious, to develop a global perspective and a sense of social responsibility, to make progress continuously, to constantly expand the boundaries of your knowledge, and to become citizens with global vision and competence to adapt to the development of globalization. In this way can we let the world hear China's voice and let the world know about the real China. I also sincerely welcome more outstanding international scholars to join HSS to build a better tomorrow.