International Conference on General Education and Core Curriculum

January 19-20, 2008

Columbia University

The objective of this international conference was to understand the development of the core curriculum in general education in the United States and East Asia and share the experiences of institutions of higher learning in those places in selecting, implementing and studying Eastern and Western classics in the general education core curriculum.  Professor Cheung Chan Fai, Director of the RCGE, attended the conference where he gave a talk entitled “Introducing Classics Back to General Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong”, describing the design of the foundation program that is compulsory of all first year students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.