The purpose of holistic education is to provide students with a free learning environment which could help them explore the meaning and values of life, inspire their learning and creative potential, and to attain a balanced personal development while becoming people with integrity. The goal of holistic education is to cultivate students to become good citizens with humanistic understanding/sentiment, technological aptness, interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking, and social awareness.

Holistic education emphasizes human's inner qualities and outer characteristics, wholeness of the body and interpersonal relationships. In view of this, when devising the development plan for holistic education, we aim to cultivate the 'wholeness of body, mind, and spirit' in students. In our preparation plans, we seek to formulate school education policy, establish core values, define vision, recreate holistic curriculum, foster healthy campus culture, improve campus environment, revitalize organizations, build a sustainable campus, and nurture high quality talents.

Service Scope of Center for Holistic Education
Promote annual activities themed around holistic education Plan and organize annual holistic education events to promote the concept of holistic education with an aim to help students get into good living, study and exercise habits as well as to equip them with core values and core capabilities.
Implement service learning programs
  1. Implement service learning program(I):enhance students'understanding of departments and strengthen the bond between teachers and students
  2. Implement service learning program(II)call forth a sense of campus awareness from students, build a friendly ambience on campus, and raise student's social awareness and willingness to serve others
  3. Implement service learning program(III):foster core capabilities through professional services; strengthen professional skills
Promote character education
  1. Hold holistic education committee meetings to promote character education, set out guidelines for moral education and specific implementation strategies.
  2. Convert university motto into core moral values and integrate them into formal curriculum, as well as informal curriculum.
  3. Promote a five-fold education combining moral, academic, physical, social, and art education to help students achieve a well-balanced development with equal emphasis on academic skills and moral values.
Construct digital student portfolio system
  1. Encourage students to engage in diversified learning as a way to equip themselves with language/IT skills, information, knowledge, basic values and core capacities.
  2. Set up a 'digital student learning portfolio system' to record the learning process of students at NTNU. For more information about the portfolio system, please visit: