Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Tunisia has always been an important crossroad of civilizations. From the ancient metropolis of Carthage to the Islamic centers in Kairouan, Mahdia, and Tunis, Tunisia continues to be a compelling destination for scholars and students alike.

Over the years, CGC Tunis has evolved into a dynamic hub for exploring HASS disciplines in this diverse cultural landscape. We've welcomed faculty and students from various fields, encompassing art history, political science, architecture, cinema studies, among other disciplines, fostering engaging debates and dialogues. 

As we continue our journey into the vibrant world of humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS), CGC Tunis remains committed to fostering an environment where scholars, students, and researchers can explore a multifaceted history, contemporary questions, and emerging challenges.

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