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Programme Overview

Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Hons) in Global Development and Sustainability

(from 2022-23 Intake)


The Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Hons) in Global Development and Sustainability trains global skills through a multi-campus experience and a multi-disciplinary curriculum. Students learn to apply creative and critical thinking to global development and sustainability challenges through analysing cultural, economic, political, historical, environmental and social systems. By interacting within a small diverse cohort and by studying abroad in two or more continents, students learn to effectively communicate across varied cultural backgrounds and professional areas. Advanced coursework and a senior capstone, guided by academic advisers and professional mentors, enable students to address central human problems while critically considering future consequences, both locally and globally.


  • ONE Degree with Multi-campus and Multi-country Learning Experience in at least TWO different continents
  • Interdisciplinary studies with specific professional study areas
  • Required courses taught by Chair Professors and faculty members with Teaching Excellence Awards across all Faculties
  • Worldwide network of prestigious partner universities and visiting partners such as Fudan University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, National Taiwan University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Waseda University and Yonsei University
  • Mentorship by distinguished and committed Hong Kong and global leaders such as The Honourable Bernard Charnwut Chan GBS JP, Dr. Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen JP and Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang GBS JP


Programme Aims

The Global Liberal Arts Programme (GLAP) aims to:

  • Assist students in developing their intellectual and personal abilities by immersing them in a rich array of cross-disciplinary perspectives and deep reading and critical reflection of knowledge; 
  • Expose them to a wide range of peoples and perspectives to enable them to view the world from various competing perspectives by enhancing their cross-cultural knowledge and how to deal with respect and sensitivity towards other cultures and societies;
  • Provide opportunities for students to work in a team and collaboratively to effectively address the many challenges with reason, evidence and civility; and
  • Given Hong Kong's unique position as the gateway between East and West, assist students in better understanding and appreciating the importance of international cooperation, global stability and mutual respect between nations and citizens.

Through the GLAP, students will acquire a broad spectrum of inter-disciplinary knowledge with global and regional perspectives. Together with the multi-campus experience gained through exchange programmes across continents, students of the GLAP will have a strong international outlook coupled with excellent intellectual, problem-solving, communication and critical thinking skills.


Programme videos available:

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