The Common Core Turns 10!

For the past decade, HKU’s innovative Common Core programme has been taking all undergraduate students out of the comfort zone of their majors and into new horizons.

In 2012, HKU and all universities in Hong Kong switched from three-year to four-year undergraduate programmes. But HKU added an innovative twist with the launch of the Common Core, under which all students must take six courses alongside peers from outside their majors to explore common human experiences from a multidisciplinary perspective. As it enters its second decade, the programme rides a wave of success that includes the University Grants Committee’s Team Teaching Award 2019 and its continued progress in pushing at boundaries near and far.

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