The College of Interdisciplinary and Experiential Learning (CIEL) has been set up to develop and oversee the delivery of the SUSS Core Curriculum for all programmes in the university. Drawing on the expertise of its multidisciplinary faculty and specialists, CIEL harnesses interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives, and experiential learning to prepare our graduates for complex and dynamic futures, allowing them to embrace volatility and capitalize on disruption so as to contribute to the betterment of the world we live in.
CIEL believes in the value and importance of learning in real-world contexts and the reciprocal relationship between theory and practice. To provide students with opportunities for applied learning and to appreciate the theory-practice link, CIEL is committed to creating an ecosystem of lifelong learning pathways and opportunities where knowledge, skills, values and experiences are acquired and co-created with the community. The formation of sustainable learning networks with local and global communities including industry, university, government and non-governmental organizations are vital in this vision, and establishing these shared learning journeys is a core emphasis in CIEL.
The two departments under CIEL are Core Learning and Experiential Learning.