30 September, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Lingnan Highlights

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

Achievements

Lingnan’s Men’s Basketball Team won the 1st Runner-up against The City University of Hong Kong in the final of the AXA League Inter-universities Basketball Tournament 2016 held on 11 September.


 

A team of four Lingnan students  won the Silver Award and “Facebook Most-liked Award” in the Q-Mark Slogan King Poster Competition.

Insights

Prof Chen Hon-fai, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, received this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards in recognition of his ability to make theoretical concepts come to life for today’s students.

Assistant Professor of Teaching Martin Yick Ho-yin in the Department of Finance and Insurance shares how the unique Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)-Risk and Insurance Management Programme responds to social and economic needs.

When talking about India, one might think of its caste system, hygienic problems and crimes, with just a so-so impression. Ashlyn Lin Yuqi, a Year 4 psychology student of Lingnan who went to India to participate in a Service-Learning project, not only had no negative impression of India, but also got impressed by the determination of some local people who tried to change the society. She hopes that social inequality would finally disappear.

Research and academic activities

Master of Science in eBusiness and Supply Chain Management programme recently signed cooperation agreements with a number of industry partners.  Under the agreements, the industry partners will provide internship, seminar and project opportunities to the programme’s students to cultivate young talents in the industry.

The University has recently strengthened its global links with the establishment of a new inter-institutional agreement with Warsaw School of Economics in Poland.

Lingnan University’s Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies and the Hong Kong Management Association co-organised the public seminar “Harnessing the Power of Social Influence” on 23 September.

Teaching and Learning

Since 2001, the Integrated Learning Programme (ILP) has been a significant co-curricular programme at Lingnan to nurture students’ whole person development.  To celebrate the achievements and recall on many pleasant recollections of ILP, a 15th Anniversary Exhibition was held at the Fong Sum Wood Library between mid-August and mid-September.

Mr Yenson She, a Social Sciences graduate in 2008, shared his fruitful university life at Lingnan University and the University of Cambridge at the “Tuesdays with Mentors” dinner talk on 13 September. By sharing of his stories at university and at work, he encouraged students to conquer difficulties, march forward and accomplish their dreams courageously.

Lingnan students who participated in the Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme 2016 recited and shared the fruitful work and life experience they acquired during their internship in Shanghai at a sharing session on 20 September.

Campus Snapshots

The Student Services Centre (SSC) organised a local visit and Mid-Autumn Festival gatherings for non-local degree-seeking students in September.

Lingnan University Service Day 2016, an annual event co-organised by Golden Z Club, Lingnan University’s Wofoo Leaders’ Network, UNI-Y, Service Learning Student Association and Student Services Centre was held on 10 September with the aim to introduce to first year students the University’s motto “Education for Service”.

A delegation of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association paid a visit to Lingnan University on 12 September to learn about the latest development of the University as well as its funding needs.

Lingnan University received a generous donation of HK$1 million from CITIC Pacific Limited to establish the “CITIC Pacific Faculty of Business Scholarships” and “CITIC Pacific Overseas Exchange Scholarships”.

The 19th and 20th Seminars for Senior Administrators from the East Guangdong Region were held from 18 to 24 September and 25 September to 1 October respectively on the campus of Lingnan.

Lingnan University welcomed a delegation of senior administrators and students from Hunan Normal University on 23 September, who visited the University to learn about Lingnan’s liberal arts education and postgraduate study opportunities in Hong Kong.  

Lingnan University appointed five distinguished individuals as Honorary Court Members in recognition of their contributions to the University as former Council and/or Court members or to the community at large.

Upcoming events

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