The Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (formerly known as Faculty of Social Sciences) started its operation on 5th August 1993 at Room 529 of the Administration Building of Telekom Training School in Semariang, Kuching, Sarawak. On 2nd October 1993, the faculty moved to UNIMAS temporary campus in Kota Samarahan. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities was one of the first two faculties to offer undergraduate academic programmes when UNIMAS started operation during the academic session of 1993/1994. At that time, the programmes of studies offered by the faculty were International Relation, Industrial and Labour Relations, Social Work, Communication Studies, Development Planning and Management, and Politics and Government. All these programmes were applied in nature in which graduates were equipped with both theory and practice to enable them to compete in the labour market. Staffed by only nine academic members, a total of 78 students were enrolled in the first batch on 9-10 August 1993. In the 1994/1995 academic session, a total of 78 students were offered to study in the faculty. However, the lack of facilities in UNIMAS temporary campus at Kota Samarahan had limited the student enrolments to 63 in 1995/1996 and 56 in 1996/1997. Nonetheless, in 1997/1998, the total number of student enrolments had reached to 270; and the number of academics increased to 17 In the 1997/98 academic session, about 70 new students were enrolled in the faculty. At that time, teaching and learning infrastructures were much better, and the faculty was able to increase its new student intakes by two folds, as compared to previous academic sessions, to 191 in 1998/1999 academic year, bringing to a total number of students enrolled in the faculty to 368 by the end of 1998. As of semester 2 of 2009/2010 academic session, the total number of active students enrolled in the faculty was 634. To date, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities had conferred a total of 2,399 graduates in Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees and 74 graduates in Masters degrees.

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Since 1993, the Faculty has grown bigger in human resources. As of now, there are 64 academicians & researchers, with 14 supporting staffs to strengthen the Faculty's core business and services. Without these people, the Faculty could not achieve what you see today.

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Life in Faculty

Campus and Student Life is dedicated to helping students, staff, and faculty experience university life at its fullest. We have a profound commitment to the diversity of our community and are focused on creating an environment where you can thrive. Through our wide array of programs and services, we provide opportunities and experiences that build community, help you grow personally and professionally, and create a place that you can call home now and throughout your life.

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Partners & Collaborations

Since 1993, the Faculty tries to strengthen the partners and collaboration with external stake-holders. This requires, reaching local stake-holders within & outside Borneo throughout Malaysia.

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FSS are encouraged to get involved in affiliates and social activities . At the faculty the students can get involved in the Social Sciences Association (PSS) and various co-curricular associations within campus. Apart from the exposure to experience managing and governing the association, students will be able participate in extra-co-curricular activities handled by PSS as well as respective programme students' associations.

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Community & Industry Engagement

We are committed in helping others in need. Our team consists of Academicians, Researchers and sometimes Students. Most of the activities includes community outreach programmes, social transformation programmes, cultural and heritage conservations, society development and ICT and much more.

The focus is to explore Borneo rich cultural and heritage in order to understand more about diversity of Borneo as well developing society without discriminating their social culture background.

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Memorandum of Understanding/Memorandum of Agreement with various agencies and institutes around the world to date.

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