在澳門大學校領導與人文學院領導的直接關懷與支持下，原「中國文化研究中心」（Research Center for Chinese Culture）于 2012 年 1 月正式改組並更名爲「南國人文研究中心」（Research Centre for Humanities in South China）。
With the generous support of the University of Macau and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, in January 2012 the former Research Center for Chinese Culture was reorganized and renamed the Research Centre for Humanities in South China.
The Research Centre for Humanities in South China continue the outstanding academic work of the former Research Center for Chinese Culture by devoting itself to the publication of academic journals and monograph series, the conduct of research projects related to the humanities, and the hosting of academic lectures and conferences.
We believe that this newly re-organized research center can develop into a high quality academic center promoting research and publication in the humanities. We are confident that, with the promotion of the existing South China Journal of Humanities and the South China Forum in Humanities, as well as the forthcoming South China Monographs Series in Humanities, the Research Centre for Humanities in South China will become a leader in the promotion of humanities research within the region and beyond.