HSUHK joins Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities to enhance quality of cross-disciplinary teaching and research in Asia

16 January 2024

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) has joined the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities (AALAU) to work with renowned liberal arts universities in Asia to enhance the quality of teaching and research in the region, and promote the development of cross-disciplinary liberal arts education.

Professor Simon S M Ho, President of HSUHK, expressed his enthusiasm for the University’s latest alliance, “As a University that adopts the liberal arts and science education practices, HSUHK is committed to nurturing young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, caring attitudes, moral values and social responsibility. Being able to join the AALAU is a testament to the fact that our unique ‘Liberal + Professional’ education model has been recognised by the international academic community. In the future, HSUHK will work with allied universities that uphold the same vision through exchanges and academic collaborations, and jointly respond to the ever-changing educational environment and development as we continue to promote liberal arts education.”

AALAU was established in 2017. With the addition of HSUHK, there are 30 members of the liberal arts universities in Asia. These universities include Lingnan University (Hong Kong); Yuanpei College of Peking University (Mainland China); East China Normal University (Mainland China), Northeast Normal University (Mainland China); Yonsei University (South Korea); Seoul National University (South Korea); Ewha Womans University (South Korea); Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan); Tunghai University (Taiwan); Waseda University (Japan), The College of Arts and Sciences of The University of Tokyo (Japan); Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education of Thammasat University (Thailand); Faculty of Humanities of Chiang Mai (Thailand); and Ahmedabad University (India). The goal of the Alliance is to allow members with similar characteristics and visions to jointly improve the quality of teaching, learning and research through mutual reference and exchange.