General education is crucial
Extensive specialisation of university degrees during the past decades has come at the expense of a broad general education. This is particularly evident in a more limited awareness of context and paradigms (fundamental assumptions). There is hence much to be gained from more knowledge of fundamentals, insight into facts, and the skill to develop an educated opinion about them – in short, general education.
Improved independent judgment
For us to understand the world and take a successful position in it, according to AILAS two pillars in our development are important:
- Transmission of knowledge
- Learning to think independently
Independent judgement depends on knowledge, understanding, and creativity. By learning facts and the connections between the facts, it is possible to subsequently develop a grounded view of your own. Our teaching programmes encourage this by making use of the foundations within the Western tradition. These sources are interdisciplinary: they cover history, law, economics, and philosophy, but also natural sciences, art, and music.