30 October, 2015
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Two Lingnan students were selected as the first batch of “Global Scholars” under Global Liberal Arts Alliance’s Global Scholar Programme.

A teacher-student partnership from the Department of Economics was awarded a €300,000-Euro research grant to initiate a two-year research project which aims to alleviate poverty among North Ethiopian farmers.

(Video snapshots of the event)


Lingnan University conferred honorary fellowships upon three distinguished individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.

Lingnan University will confer honorary doctorates upon three distinguished individuals in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and contributions at its 46th Congregation to be held at the Chan Tak Tai Auditorium on campus on 17 November.

Achievements

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, Lingnan was ranked between 9 and 16 in Asia in the subject of philosophy.

Ten Lingnan students who received the Shanghai and Commercial Bank Scholarship attended the Shanghai Commercial Bank Scholars Reception held on 12 October.

Research and academic activities

The past month is a fruitful one that witnessed encouraging development in the University’s effort to extend its international exchange and research links.

Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Education, Ningbo Digital Library and Lingnan University Fong Sum Wood Library co-organised the first-ever “Ningbo-Hong Kong Symposium on Digital Libraries and Innovative Services”.

Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre co-organised the “Belt and Road Initiative” and Hong Kong-Macau Developmental Opportunities seminar, with active participation by Lingnan scholars.

Prof Wei Shangjin, Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, delivered a lecture on the topic “A Smarter Future: Education, Skills, and Growth in Asia” at the Distinguished Lecture Series organised by the Department of Economics, Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre and MSc in International Banking and Finance.

Department of Visual Studies is now staging an art exhibition on “Resonating with Creative Minds” from 22 October to 27 November at the Fong Sum Wood Library to mark the 10th anniversary of its Artist-in-Residence programme.

Teaching and Learning

To equip Risk and Insurance Management undergraduate students with better industry exposure and enhance their relevant skill-sets for future career challenges, the AR Mentorship Programme 2015-16 was kicked off with strong support from the insurance industry.

Starting from the 2016 intake, Faculty of Arts will implement a Hybrid Admission Model and a student-design major scheme to provide greater flexibility and freedom for the students in planning their studies.

The University was invited by Google Hong Kong Limited to join their Google Ignite Programme which will train final year students as new digital marketing talents.

A group of Lingnan students from the Service-Learning course on “Family, Gender and Society” participated in the pre-production stage of the drama performance “A Kitchen of Her Own”. The performance was staged at the Chan Tak Tai Auditorium on 12 October.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the inauguration of Service-Learning at Lingnan.  To celebrate the fruits of Service-Learning and further promote this pedagogical tool, the University will organize a series of symposiums focusing on faculty, community, students and regional partnership respectively.

Campus Snapshots

The art exhibition AFFINITY, co-organised by Art Dreamers Hong Kong and Lingnan University Chaplain’s Office, was held from 25 September to 6 October, featuring artworks by 20 local artists from Art Dreamers Hong Kong.

Nature Day Camp for children was held on 18 October in Tai Po Tree Top Cottage, with 15 members of Lingnan University Alumni Volunteer Team shared the happiness of the children.

The annual Info Day was held on 24 October this year to introduce to students, teachers, parents and the general public features of Lingnan’s liberal art education, as well as admission information of its undergraduate programmes in 2015/16.

The sixth “Walking with Lingnanians” Fundraising Walkathon drew a record-breaking participation of over 1,300 Lingnanians, with HK$2.8 million raised in support of the University’s whole-person development programmes.

Popular veteran actor Mr Woo Kai-sau (Woo Fung), who was conferred Honorary Fellowship by Lingnan University in early October, was invited to attend the University Assembly with the topic “Woo Fung: Hong Kong Legend”.

Festive atmosphere filled the campus of Lingnan University as the International Day 2015 was held on 28 October.

Publications

Office of Service-Learning Faculty Newsletter 2015 Vol l3. Issue 1 has been published.

The 48th Volume of Cultural Studies@Lingnan is now published.

The Centre for English and Addition Languages’ Newsletter October 2015 issue is now published.

Lingnan Gardeners’ Newsletter No. 11 is now published.

Upcoming events

More information on upcoming activities available at http://www.ln.edu.hk/events