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Our Vision and Commitments

Vision and Commitments
Vision and Commitments

Our Mission

“All entities move and nothing remains still.” - Heraclitus

Our mission is to challenge you, and to give you the space and support to thrive!

Our Liberal Arts and Science programme is designed to empower you to forge your own path, develop your own identity, and find your position in a constantly changing world.

Our Commitments

“No random actions, none not based on underlying principles.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

- Pluralist Education

We encourage our students to critically examine the opinions, ideas, and approaches of their instructors, their peers, and themselves. We teach students to integrate various—and even conflicting—lines of reasoning.

This sensibility manifests in what one of our students has described as “focused flexibility”: that is, pursuing learning goals with purpose, whilst being able to adapt to unexpected outcomes using insights and methods from different academic disciplines.

- Singular Community

We aspire to create a rich and diverse community for our students and staff members. To achieve this, we believe that real diversity is much more than ensuring that a range of minorities are represented in our staff and student body and tolerating differences.

True diversity necessitates compassion and inclusion; respecting differences and using those differences to create a stronger team. A strong team encourages all of its members to expand their horizons and collectively cross cultural, ideological, religious and other boundaries.

Last modified:25 February 2019 12.43 p.m.