Research at the Common Core

"The order and connection of ideas is the same as the order and connection of things."

Baruch Spinoza

HKU Common Core has been actively engaged in research projects related to interdisciplinary education, collaborating across multiple faculties and cross-institutionally.

Under the Common Core Undergraduate Research Initiative, we also provide numerous opportunities for students to engage in interdisciplinary research as a co-curricular activity, earning one (1) or two (2) out-of-classroom academic credits.

Students, together with Faculty members, can also co-create a small research project course under the Common Core Research Seminar framework. These courses would entitle students to earn six (6) credits, and the course would count as one (1) of your six (6) mandatory Common Core courses for an undergraduate programme.

Common Core generates publications and other works on interdisciplinary education, and non-education related outputs related Common Core curriculum or co-curriculum projects. This includes peer-reviewed and professional journal articles, books, interviews, and other research works by faculty, partners, and students.

This series of interviews between Gray Kochhar-Lindgren—the Director of the Common Core@HKU—and the distinguished professors serving as External Examiners for the programme explores connections across disciplines, active learning strategies, the future of the University as an institution, and the relationships between campuses, cities, and the world.

The Distinguished Lecture Series was held in 2012-13 and consisted of five lectures delivered by world-renowned scholars to celebrate the full launch of the Common Core Curriculum. These lectures provided an overview of the role of the Common Core Curriculum in the undergraduate curriculum and an examination of some of the key issues in each of the Areas of Inquiry (AoIs).