The study of humanities is
in decline today in a society that is surrounded by
technological advances, and people are becoming increasingly
materialistic. To re-establish a balance of values,
the study of humanities must be elevated to play a
more decisive role in higher education. Our college
has been thus actively promoting a Campus of Humanities
since 1995. This Campus will consist of three colleges:
the current College of Liberal Arts and two other
as-yet-to-be-founded colleges, the College of Fine
Arts and the College of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
We would like to see the realization of this ideal
at the beginning of the 21st century so as to give
National Taiwan University a true humanistic perspective
that influence our society.
The College of Liberal Arts
enjoys the longest history among similar colleges
in the country. Our research ranges from traditional
humanities to foreign languages and, in recent years,
has extended to the fine arts, exhibiting a high level
of vitality and variety.
All-out efforts to improve
humanistic research and education, as well as to advance
values therein, are the main goals of the college.
Respect for academic freedom is of the utmost importance
for us. The calling of the College, the leading center
of humanistic studies in Taiwan, has the mission not
only of passing on worthy traditions, but also of
breaking new ground.