The Faculty of Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong held the Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Graduation Ceremony 2021-2022 on 25 November 2022. Professor Alan Chan, the Provost, presided at the Ceremony. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Louis Ng (85’, 89’, 99’ BA/MPhil/PhD in History), Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, delivered a speech on the occasion.
Dr. Louis Ng shared his insights into the societal role of humanities and how young humanities scholars should enhance their capabilities and vision. “Humanities can help us to face the profound global challenges and to identify solutions to problems and conflicts, so that we can build a better and sustainable society,” said Dr. Ng. “Human beings are facing unprecedented crises, and people are anxious…Humanities can enable us to think critically about the root causes of our problems. Humanities can also provide us with a better understanding of history, our world, our country, our community and ourselves.” He advised humanities scholars to enhance the capacity and vision by strengthening interdisciplinary collaboration and going global.
This year, there are a total of 1,070 graduates in Master's and Doctoral degree programmes of the Faculty of Arts, among them were 50 Doctor of Philosophy, 42 Master of Philosophy, 13 Master of Divinity, 6 Master of Fine Arts, 2 Master of Music, and 957 Master of Arts.