chapter  4
Configuring Interdisciplinarity: The Common Core at the University of Hong Kong
ByGray Kochhar-Lindgren
Pages 13

By activating the dynamic space of the inter-, the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Common Core ( provides a generative ref lective platform for the practice of interdisciplinary creativity for all of its undergraduate students. Given the forces of globalization, technology, migration, and digitization that are so powerfully shaping the contemporary university, such a reconfiguring of interdisciplinarity enables students to prepare more fully for the knowledge and experience economy, to make connections between their majors and other areas of learning, and to begin to think about the meaning of ethics in the context of extremely complex dilemmas.