In 2017, Lingnan University will celebrate its 50th anniversary of re-establishment in Hong Kong. In recent years, Lingnan has made significant achievements in different aspects. Among others, Lingnan was named by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia” in 2015. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia 2016, Lingnan has jumped by 33 places and is ranked 109th. These accomplishments are a good recognition of our mission of providing quality liberal arts education to students and our efforts in striving for academic excellence.
The University offers integrated and balanced programmes of study in Arts, Business and Social Sciences at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Apart from courses in the respective disciplines, all programmes incorporate free elective and language courses, as well as the Core Curriculum which provides students with a broad and balanced foundation through an exposure to a wide range of cross-disciplinary subjects. Students may also register for one or two Minor Programme(s) in addition to a Major Programme.
The Science Unit, established as part of the Core Curriculum and General Education Office in 2014, takes the lead in offering courses in the “Science, Technology and Society” cluster of the Core Curriculum that are designed for non-science undergraduate students at the University. The Science Unit intends to increase understanding and awareness of science at the University through courses, formal and informal public lectures, and engagement with the campus and local community.
Hostel life is a core element of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. With a full residential campus, Lingnan offers affordable accommodation for all its undergraduate students in ten hostels. The integrated living and learning environment on campus enables the University’s small student population to receive more personalised attention from faculty and other staff, and better prepares them for their subsequent careers and endeavours.
On top of hostel experience, students are provided with a wide range of opportunities to broaden their horizons, enrich their cultural understanding and enhance their interpersonal skills. This is done in large part by engaging in several vibrant and enriching activities including the First Year Experience Programme (FYEP), Student Exchange Programmes, mentoring programmes, community service projects, and internships. Apart from fulfilling their curricular requirements, all students are also required to satisfy specific aspects of the Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) and the Service-Learning programmes.