History of the Faculty of Human Ecology
The Faculty of Human Ecology (FHE) was officially established on 1st April 1992 through the merger of the Department of Human Development Studies from the Faculty of Agriculture with the Department of Social Sciences from the Faculty of Educational Studies. Four departments were then established, namely, the Department of Family Development Studies, Department of Resource Management and Consumer Studies, Department of Community Nutrition and Health, and the Department of Social Development Studies.
As its name implies, the Faculty of Human Ecology focuses on human beings as the pillars of progress and development of a country. As a social science based faculty, its teaching and learning and research and professional services activities are aimed at enhancing the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
In response to the challenge of being part of a research university, FHE actively promotes research and publication activities. Although the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is its main source of research funds, other funding sources such as state governments, non-governmental organization (NGOs) and others are no less important. Research findings are shared and disseminated through presentations at seminars, conferences, workshops and, most importantly, through the publication of journals, books, etc.
Currently, FHE has five departments, i.e. the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Department of Resource Management and Consumer Studies, Department of Social and Development Sciences, Department of Music and the Department of Government and Civilization Studies. Faculty has two research groups namely Sustainable Consumption (SCoRE) and Family, Adolescent and Child (FACE).
Updated:: 08/12/2022 [aspah.kasim]