CityU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) seeks to promote academic disciplines, enhance excellence in university education and contribute to the general welfare of society.
The 7th issue of CITY CLASS highlights the efforts of Professor Way KUO, University President, in the discussion of local, regional and global issues related to education in general and to higher education in particular. An excellent example of a Hong Kong educator who cares about student affairs, Prof Kuo has been directly involved in helping our students with special education needs on campus. Kiki HUNG, a student with a chronic condition, is one of many hard-working SEN students who received staunch support from Professor Kuo and our faculty. A story about her efforts and the impressive results that she has achieved is featured in this issue.
Over the past few months, the College has staged a number of events to foster communication among the university, secondary schools and local students. The Department of Asian and International Studies worked with Plan International Hong Kong to recruit local students to take part in the inaugural “Because I am a Girl” global campaign, which aims to create a dialogue and to inspire young participants to learn more about discrimination and inequality around the world. In addition to its coverage of these activities, this issue includes an interview with the head of the English Language Centre, who discusses how the centre’s facilities, services and activities have been designed to help students develop independent learning skills while offering variety to maintain their interest.
Hard copies of CITY CLASS are available at the College office. The e-version is accessible at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/class/magazine.