Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences provides a robust platform for research on societies and cultures in China and in an inter-connected Asia, at The University of Hong Kong, and well networked with global academic partners. Key partners include Yale University, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Heidelberg University, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Needham Research Institute (Cambridge), National University of Singapore, Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, Academia Sinica, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The Institute offers two postgraduate programs, the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on the historical roots and the global reach of the Greater Bay region, medicine, science and technology in East Asia, inter-Asian hubs and mobilities, Asian religious connections, and business and economic history. Our teaching experts include members from not only the Institute but also the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences. The University’s and the Institute’s Distinguished Visiting Professors in the Humanities and Social Sciences from overseas universities will also participate in our programs. Students will be supervised by a member of the Institute’s academic staff or a qualified fellow engaged in research at the Institute.
From 2016 – 17, the Institute also offers two Common Core Courses to undergraduate students, including “Technology, Power, and Culture in the Global Age” and “Gender, Health, and Globalization”.