Breaking down Barriers

Professor Julian Tanner is the new Director of the Common Core. He aims to carry forward its successes in building bridges between disciplines and teaching and research, and encouraging teaching innovation.

HKU’s Common Core was launched in 2012 to bring together undergraduate students from all faculties to engage in multidisciplinary emerging topics, ranging from climate change to nature-inspired innovations to Chinese cities to the human mind. Its 150-plus courses have also provided space for teachers to collaborate and innovate – among them, Professor Julian Tanner, the new Director of the Common Core.

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