Repurposing University Education: The Role of Liberal Arts Education in Asia

Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations


In the last decade or so, people have begun to question the value of university education when come to graduate employment and employability issues. In particular, some commentators even raise the question about the relevance and value of liberal arts education the contemporary society with increasing attention given to STEM subjects for career preparation of young people. This presentation sets out against the context of COVID-19 pandemic crisis to critically examine the role of liberal arts education in Asia, with particular reference to examine the value of liberal arts education in preparing responsible citizens for the challenging times. The critical reflections of the role of liberal arts education in Asia would offer us comparative insights when repurposing university education in the context with intensified pressure for vocationalizing higher education.
Period10 Jan 2023
Event titleCGHE Seminar
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational