29 January, 2016
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Prof Cai Zongqi, Lee Wing Tat Chair Professor of Chinese Literature and Head of Department of Chinese, has been awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship by the Research Grants Council for the 2015/16 funding exercise.

Tenniel Tao Ming-yin, a Year 3 Translation student, won the 2nd runner-up in the Senior Section of the Modern Chinese Poetry Category in the 42nd Youth Literary Awards with his piece ”The Son of a Fishing Port”.

Sylvia You Shuya, a Year 4 accounting student who will embark on her career journey this summer, attributed her recent success in job search to the liberal arts education and colourful campus life of Lingnan.

Research and academic activities

Over 70 distinguished academics, practitioners, thought leaders, and policy makers gathered at Lingnan University on 22 January for an International Symposium to discuss innovations in health service delivery in the Asia-Pacific Region

Lingnan University hosted an International Workshop on Globalization, Education and Social Futures on 26 January, drawing distinguished scholars from the UK, Mainland China and Hong Kong, and local postgraduate students for academic discussion and exchange.

The Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the Distinguished Lecture by Ambassador Julian Ventura, Ambassador of Mexico to the People’s Republic of China on 29 January on the topic “Mexico-China Strategic Relations”.

Teaching and Learning

Lingnan welcomes 89 new incoming exchange students for the Spring 2016 semester.

Lingnan students shared their service-learning outcomes at the “Student Empowerment and Service-Learning” symposium held on 21 January with about 130 staff and students..

Award Presentation Ceremony of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce / Lingnan University Mainland Summer Internship Programmes 2015 and a briefing session for the 2016 Programmes were held on 25 January.

The Science Unit will stage the “Science Seminar Series” featuring three seminars from February to April on the various topics about biodiversity and climate change in Hong Kong and the South East Asia.

Campus Snapshots

Some 60 principals, vice principals and career guidance masters from 40 local secondary schools visited Lingnan to learn about the University’s liberal arts education and programme developments. They also visited student hostels to experience our vibrant campus life.

The Lingnan Marathon Team demonstrated the perseverance of Lingnanians again when they participated in this year’s Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. 


The Arts Festival 2016, to be held in March, savours a rich cornucopia of musical and cultural events on campus.

As the year of the Monkey is approaching, the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs presented a pack of exquisitely designed red packets to alumni and friends of Lingnan.

The freezing weather did not deter the enthusiasm of more than 30 alumni and their family members in joining the alumni reunion activity “Sha Tau Kok Farm Day Tour” on 24 January.


Lingnan’s Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) conducted six talks about Hong Kong and Macao culture at the Carmo Hall, Taipa, Macao from October to December 2015 in collaboration with the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) of the Macao SAR Government.

January issue of the Newsletter of the Office of Service-Learning is now published.

The Annual Report 2014/15 of Office of Service-Learning has published.

Lingnan Gardeners Newsletter No.14 is now published.

The Library has published Issue 10 of Library Matters newsletters.

Upcoming events

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