The Centre for Liberal Arts and
Social Sciences (CLASS) is intended to be the key research hub within the
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Created first in 2006 under
the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, it was re-organized to come under
the College in 2010. The aim of CLASS is to promote research excellence in the
humanities and social sciences, and to foster inter-disciplinary and
collaborative research among faculty under the three Schools in the College.
CLASS also provides a platform for interaction with other Schools at NTU, as
well as researchers and scholars internationally.
A key focus of the Centre’s work has
been to provide an intellectual meeting ground for scholars, as well as to act
as a central organizational structure for workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Interdisciplinary perspectives from art and art history, economics, various
treatments of language and literature, history, politics, cognitive and
behavioral sciences, philosophy, and many others have been weaved into the
scholarship promoted by CLASS. CLASS endeavours to promote interdisciplinary
discourse among various disciplines within the College of Humanities, Arts and
Another core area of work for CLASS
is the building of international research connections in order to promote a
spirit of engagement. CLASS has hosted numerous activities which have
facilitated interactions between scholars at and outside of NTU. Many of
CLASS’s conferences, seminars, and workshops have led to fruitful
conversations, collaborative projects and joint publications.
You are most welcome to browse our
website and give us your comments and suggestions!
Yohanes Eko Riyanto (Associate Professor)
Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences