Three HKBU academics have been elected to the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. The elected Fellows are: Professor Kathleen Ahrens, Head of the Language Centre; Professor Eva Man, Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing; and Professor Johnny Poon, Head of the Department of Music.

Including the above three academics, there are currently nine HKBU scholars among the 49 Fellows of the Academy.

The Academy, set up among local tertiary institutions, aims to foster and advance knowledge of the Humanities in Hong Kong, and to support and promote scholarship and research in the Arts and Humanities.