31 May, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Achievements

Lingnan University has recently announced the results of the Teaching Excellence Awards Scheme 2015/16.  The Scheme is established to recognise and reward distinguished teachers of the University who have demonstrated outstanding performance in teaching.

The Faculty of Business has extended its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for another five years.

Insights

From serving as Member of the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board to serving as Member of the Administrative Appeals Board, Prof Lin Ping from the Department of Economics can be regarded as an expert on legal issues regarding market competition. Recently, he was appointed to the Panel of Economic Consultants of the Hong Kong Competition Commission. During a conversation with Prof Lin, he shared his research interests in competition laws as well as the development of competition policy research at Lingnan.

Flora Chen’s admission to Columbia University exhilarated the professors at the Department of Visual Studies, who witnessed another graduate with courageous willingness to define her own values and carve out her own life.

Research and academic activities

A public lecture themed “The Nature of Modernity” by Prof Liah Greenfeld, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the Department of Sociology & Social Policy was held on 11 May to trace the features of modern experience in Western society.

Lingnan University’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) is one of the four gerontology research institutes in Hong Kong commissioned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to conduct research to assess the current age-friendliness in society and identify appropriate directions of action under its Age-friendly City Project.

The 4th Higher Education Research Association Conference co-organised by Lingnan University and The University of Hong Kong was held on 27 and 28 May, which attracted researchers from Germany, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Mainland China and Hong Kong to share their latest observations and valuable insights on higher education development.

Teaching and Learning

The Faculty of Arts will introduce a new Interdisciplinary Major in Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy starting from the 2016-17 academic year.  This will provide a more challenging interdisciplinary study for outstanding students of the Faculty of Arts.

Starting from the 2016-17 academic year, the Department of Applied Psychology of Lingnan University will offer a new Master of Science in Work and Organszational Psychology Programme.

Campus Snapshots

Sponsored by the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, 34 Lingnan students will participate in an 8-week internship in Shanghai this summer.

To celebrate the graduation of the University’s taught master programmes students, the University’s Division of Graduate Studies organised a graduation dinner on 12 May at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel.

The “Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme 2016”, co-organised by Lingnan University and the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, arranged 30 Lingnan students to take up summer internship at prominent corporations in Shanghai for seven weeks from late May.

Over 370 graduating students, staff and guests of Lingnan attended the Dinner for Graduating Students 2016 on 19 May to reminisce about graduating students’ memorable campus life over the past few years.


 

A delegation of the Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association visited the University on 19 May.  Apart from understanding the latest development of Lingnan, views were also exchanged with the delegation on how to strengthen student internship and research activities.

The Lingnan Education Organization Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony cum Dinner was held on 25 May, with certificates of appointment presented to 54 student ambassadors.

Publications

After two and half years of in-depth study, Prof Preet Hiradhar, Assistant Professor of Department of English of Lingnan University published the second edition of the book Critical Reading and Writing in the Digital Age together with Prof Andrew Goatly, Honorary Professor of Department of English.

The April 2016 issue of the “Accelerating Research and Impact” Newsletter was published, featuring the University’s research achievements and fine examples of research and knowledge transfer projects conducted by Lingnan scholars with impact to the society and positive contributions to people’s well-being.

Upcoming events

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