The Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) has the goal of giving all our students the opportunity to make an original discovery while at City University. The DEC is the academic blueprint described in CityU's Academic Development Proposal 2012-15 that was endorsed by the UGC, which has oversight of Hong Kong's government-funded universities. The second phase of the DEC - full-scale implementation with all students graduating having completed a DEC project - was endorsed by the UGC in CityU's Academic Development Proposal 2016-19; we refer to this second phase as DEC 2.0. The DEC's emphasis on discovery, innovation, and creativity lies at the heart of our academic strategy and four-year curriculum for teaching and learning, advanced scholarship, knowledge transfer, and community-related activities at City University.
The University believes that the DEC will nurture the creativity of our students and enable them to acquire the attributes of ideal CityU graduates. The DEC will
City University's professional education is distinguished by its commitment to
The slogan Discover&Innovate@CityU® captures the core competencies we seek to nurture in our students:
Discovering knowledge that is new to:
CityU teachers are making discovery/innovation/creativity a focus in their course delivery to provide a foundation and/or opportunity for every student to make his or her original discovery/discoveries.