WPE@HKBU operationalised by the Graduate Attributes
At Hong Kong Baptist University, we aim to educate our students into Whole Persons. This is operationalised into Graduate Attributes that you should attained by the time you graduate from HKBU
Whole Person Education @HKBU
At HKBU, students will learn how to be responsible global citizens of the 21st century; you will take care of your body, mind as well as soul; and you will become aware of your own culture and heritage, and respect those of the others. We will also provide the opportunity for students to meet lots of different people with diverse interests and talents so that you will know how to interact and work with others collaboratively.
A university-wide competition was held at the start of the 2011-2012 academic year in search of the best ideas to help the university community remember the 7 HKBU Graduate Attributes and how you represent WPE@HKBU. This website showcases the 4 winning entries which are now generally adopted by the University.
An education at HKBU aims at developing all aspects of the whole person. In particular, it aims to foster the following attributes among its graduates, who should:
Be responsible citizens with an international outlook and a sense of ethics and civility
Have up-to-date, in-depth knowledge of an academic specialty, as well as a broad range of cultural and general knowledge
Be independent, lifelong learners with an open mind and an inquiring spirit
Have the necessary information literacy and IT skills, as well as numerical and problem-solving skills, to function effectively in work and everyday life
Be able to think critically and creatively
Have trilingual and biliterate competence in English and Chinese, and the ability to articulate ideas clearly and coherently
Be ready to serve, lead and work in a team, and to pursue a healthy lifestyle
Reference: approved by HKBU Senate in October 2008
For the Graduate Attributes for Postgraduates, please visit the Graduate School website for more information.