The Center for Women's Studies (CWS) under Shantou University's College of Liberal Arts (CLA) was established in 2009. It aims to strengthen available resources for teaching and research within the university and to build a bridge between prominent scholars and domestic and international academic institutions by offering highly specialized and general liberal arts courses for students to develop critical thinking, analytical skills, and practical competencies. By reaching out and collaborating with the larger community, the CWS provides a platform for generating and sharing ideas and scholarship, empowering women in the pursuit of gender justice and social development.
To advance women's studies in the development of Shantou University and of Chinese higher education
To establish a cooperation platform for international and Hong Kong and Macau women in the development research fields
To build a team of teachers and students with strong capabilities and a global outlook, who will focus on innovative learning to contribute to women's pursuit of gender equality and social development