The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises 7 departments:

Upholding the whole person educational philosophy of the University, the Faculty is committed to nurturing student personal, intellectual and professional development with a liberal arts education. We emphasize global social science knowledge for whole person development. We also share a passion to inspire students to be creative and fulfilled builders of a fair global society and a strong University for the region.


Our staff are funded and fully engaged in cutting-edge research, often with students. Some of our recent and notable inquiries have addressed:


  • social and political (including accents on comparative analyses of China, gender, Christianity)
  • urban and mobile China
  • social justice and equality
  • environmental change and health
  • youth and wellbeing
  • social and sports psychology


In addition to a range of popular undergraduate honors degrees offered our innovative professional degrees attract and serve educators, public administrators, social workers, urban planners, community organisers, and many others from across China and overseas.





Faculty Logo

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Our logo, appearing as if an eye, suggests the Faculty keep pace with the ever-changing society by delivering quality education and research, and contributing to community advancement. The eyeball consists of the seven Social Sciences department abbreviations and shows the shared vision of the Faculty. The curves around the eyeball symbolize the aims of the Faculty to develop students' world vision in overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities. The colours of blue and green lend a natural tone to the Faculty logo to reveal the harmony between the Faculty's education and the global community.