Liberal Arts and Sciences Education for the 21st Century Knowledge Economy: A Case Study of Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands

  • Deirdre Klein BogEmail author
  • Marijk van der Wende
Part of the Higher Education in Asia: Quality, Excellence and Governance book series (HEAQEG)


This chapter describes how Amsterdam University College (AUC), a liberal arts and science honours college in The Netherlands, promotes internationalization and adopts a global approach in its curriculum and academic community. It shows how global learning outcomes and 21st century skills can be fostered to contribute to the international competiveness of higher education institutions and considers the implications for East Asia.


Foreign Language Digital Literacy Global City Computational Thinking 21st Century Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amsterdam University CollegeAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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