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About Us

About UsNA

  College of Humanities and Social Sciences, established in 1984 as the fourth academic college at National Tsing Hua University, focuses on academic excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration across humanities and social sciences research domains.

  Our mission is to foster future leaders in the field of humanities and social sciences, emphasizing a balance between theory and practice, humanism and technology, and social responsibility. We encourage global thinking, teamwork, and a passionate, responsible, and dependable approach to life.

  College of Humanities and Social Sciences currently possesses thirteen academic departments: Department of Chinese Literature (includes M.A., Ph.D.), Department of Foreign Languages and Literature (includes M.A.), Interdisciplinary Program of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of History (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Linguistics (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Sociology (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Anthropology (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Philosophy (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Taiwan Literature (M.A. and Ph.D.), Institute of Sinophone Studies(M.A.), Master's Degree Program of Taiwan Studies for in-service Teachers, International Master’s Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Master's Program in Chinese Language and Culture.

  To promote interdisciplinary research and learning collaborations, the College hosts six research centers: Center for Asia-Pacific/Culture Studies, Center on Gender and Society Studies, Center for Philosophy in Practice, Center for World Austronesia and Indigenous Peoples, Research Center for Literary Thoughts and Discourses, and Research Center for Underwater Archaeology and Heritage.


Educational Goals

In accordance with “National Tsing-Hua University: Vision and Mission”, our educational goals are:

1. Evaluate students' cognitive, affective, and conative faculties to explore their correlations with cultural traditions and societal issues. We encourage proposing solutions for coexistence and progress.

2. Utilize humanities and social sciences knowledge to nurture interdisciplinary talents, contributing to innovative life and cultural experiences, demonstrating a keen awareness of social trends, and guiding organizational development.

3. Cultivate talents with insights into humanities and social sciences to influence and advocate sustainable development goals in technology and industry.


Core Abilities

To achieve our educational goals, we aim for students to possess the following core abilities:

1. Enhance proficiency in textual analysis and field investigations, while fostering the ability to engage in dialogue with tradition, self, and diverse cultures.

2. Develop interdisciplinary perspectives and capabilities for effective action beyond academic disciplinary boundaries.

3. Actively engage in public issues, demonstrating observational, reflective, and implementation skills in global and public contexts.