29 April, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Lingnan Highlights

Lingnan University Fundraising Dinner 2016 held on 21 April raised over $3.3 million to support student development, with Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government and Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited as guest speaker, who delivered a talk on the topic “Opportunities and Challenges for MTR in Years Ahead”.

Lingnan University established the “Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme” with the generous donation of HK$14.83 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Launching ceremony of the Programme was held on 29 April at the University’s campus.

Achievements

The Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016 was held on 11 April to present a total of 597 awards and scholarships totaling over HK$11.6 million to about 400 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.

The road to academic success of Lingnan’s MPhil student Emile Chan Chun-nam, who received the University’s Outstanding Student Award this year, is an extraordinary one.  With unsatisfactory public examination results, Emile started from scratch, identified his personal goal, overcame obstacles one after the other, and is now aiming far and high for his intellectual pursuit.

Prof Avinash Dixit, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the Department of Economics, received the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the Republic of India this year.

Year 4 Finance and Insurance student Harry Fok won the Champion of Treasury Markets Association (TMA) Challenge 2016 organised by the Treasury Markets Association on 15 January.

Sean Tsoi To-yan, a Year 3 student of the Department of Translation won the 2nd Prize in the 2nd Hong Kong Regional Final of the 6th Cross-Strait Interpreting Contest.

Lingnan University Rowing Team turns out 2nd runner-up in Mixed 4 x 500m relay in the 16th Hong Kong Universities Indoor Rowing Championships (CityU Station) held on 24 March.

A team of six Lingnan students called “Ling-IN” was selected as the top five teams in the Project Campus 2016 competition organised by Cosmopolitan HK, with the award presentation ceremony held on 14 April.

Lingnan University’s Chinese Debate Team demonstrated its critical thinking ability, strong acumen on social affairs and excellent debating skills, and won the Champion in the Hong Kong Inter-collegiate Debate Competition 2016 held on April 16.

Lingnan University’s Karate Team won the Overall Champion in the 26th Hong Kong Joint University Karate Tournament held on 17 April, beating the other nine tertiary institutions.

Lingnan University received the Triple Gold Award in the Website Stream of the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2016 jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Insights

In recent months the United States has been sending out warships on a number of freedom-of-navigation patrols in the South China Sea, and China’s response has been to build up its military presence.  Why is this happening, and what are the consequences if both sides continue to assert themselves?  Prof Zhang Baohui, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies shares with us his insight on the current situation.

With their global vision and the passion to serve the community, a group of Lingnan students endeavour to materialise their plan to establish a social enterprise to improve livelihood of people living under poverty in the developing world.

Research and academic activities

Lingnan University established the China Economic Research Programme with the generous donation of HK$8 million from the Ho Iu Kwong Charity Foundation for fostering economic development of Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Teaching and Learning

Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Professionals & Senior Executives Association continue to join hands in organising the sixth Leadership Mentoring Programme this year.

Campus Snapshots

Members of the University Grants Committee visited Lingnan University on 21 April.  They met with the University’s senior management, faculty members and students for a thorough understanding of the achievements of and opportunities faced by Lingnan in its education endeavours, as well as the University’s latest development.

To strengthen its ties with the local community, the University arranged a campus visit for members of the Tuen Mun District Council on 26 April.

A six-member delegation from the University of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, accompanied by Mr Fahd Mohammad A Mnikhr, Vice Consul, Royal Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Hong Kong, visited Lingnan University on 5 April.

Publications

Asian economies today command much attention from scholars and practitioners.  Yet they continue to face crises and challenges: external shocks due to globalization, regional strife and conflicts, pressure for greater democracy, upgrading innovative capabilities amid slower growth, and environmental protection, just to name a few.  How Asian firms cope with these challenges and rise above them will make a difference in their growth prospect.

You can learn more about the least developments and events of the University through newsletters published by different academic and administrative departments.

Upcoming events

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