As the youngest faculty of Humanities in Hong Kong, the Faculty of Humanities (FH) is full of energy to create synergy among language, culture, and science. Our effort is fast gaining international recognition. FH is ranked among top 200 in the world, and top 30 in Asia, in the sub-category of "Arts and Humanities,” according to the 2010 world university ranking published by QS.com on behalf of the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). The above ranking represents an improvement of over 160 positions in the past two years for FH, achieved with great efforts from both staff and students. The Faculty is also recognized internationally through our strong academic links; including a joint research centre with Peking University, and exchange programmes with leading universities in the Chinese mainland, Europe, Japan and the Americas.
At PolyU, FH serves two groups of students, those studying in the academic programmes of the FH Departments (namely, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, Department of Chinese Culture and Department of English); and other students taking subjects offered by the two Centres (namely, the English Language Centre and the General Education Centre). The total number of students enrolled in FH academic programmes solely is over 1,700 for 2009/10 academic year. All units in the Faculty work to help students to enhance their general education, to improve their language competence in both English and Chinese, to deepen their understanding in Chinese culture, as well as to progress and develop in different aspects of life.