Responsive University

Cross Institutional General Education Course Sharing Project

The General Education Course Sharing Project connects 4 local universities to share selected General Education (GE) courses.
By opening up the GE classrooms, students in the 4 partner institutions can access credit-bearing GE courses which are not available in their own university.


Cross Institutional

Eligible students can take one GE course offered by other partner universities. This project presents precious opportunities for students to select courses that are not available at their home institutions and to enrol in the same course with friends studying in other partner universities.

Blended Learning Experience

All eleven cross-institutional GE courses are delivered in blended learning mode. Blended learning combines online digital materials with face-to-face sessions. This technology-enriched teaching method provides students with a new learning experience and an enjoyable learning journey.

Credit Bearing

Students may receive transfer credits from their home institutions for their studies at the host institutions, in accordance with the policy on credit transfer at their home institutions. The credits can be counted towards the Common Core / GE requirements at their home institutions.

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Limited Offer

The project runs from September 2018 until May 2019. It serves as a pilot scheme to experimenting a cross-institutional learning system. Being a pilot scheme, limited places are reserved for incoming students from each participating institution.


Eleven cross-institutional GE courses cover a wide range of topics under various Common Core / GE areas. They are delivered in a blended mode which encompasses both online learning and face-to-face activities.

All Courses
First Semester
Second Semester

About the Project

The University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), implements a project “The Responsive University: Appreciating Content Sharing in General Education” which is funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals.

The Project aims to create sharable quality course packages (online course vehicles supplemented with intensive face-to-face activities) and experiment a cross-institutional learning system which prepares the higher education sector for development of a transparent and trustworthy credit transfer mechanism. Arising from this joint project, the four institutions enter into an Agreement for Collaboration, under which eligible students in the participating institutions can enrol in one of the eleven designated Common Core / General Education courses respectively offered by other partner institutions.


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