College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Vision and Mission


In keeping with CityU’s mission, CLASS builds and sustains a reputation as a leading centre for the study of humanities and social sciences in Asia.

Mission statement

CLASS actively cultivates multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration, promotes knowledge production, encourages community service and involvement, and engages with academic, professional, and policy-related debates, at local, national and international levels. Through these activities CLASS challenges staff and students to be creative and responsive to local, national, and international needs and aspirations.

Strategic Goals

  • To help students develop a capacity for independent thinking, critical analysis, self-awareness and social awareness, nurture a keen sense of individual and social responsibility, and build respect for cultural diversity.
  • To take CLASS to the next level of excellence in research activities including world class research outputs and grant capture.
  • To promote knowledge transfer and community engagement.