The annual “Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme”, a philanthropic initiative of Dr Tin Ka Ping to promote liberal arts education in Mainland China with the support of the “Tin Ka Ping Education Fund”, was held from 22 to 26 November.
Dr Yuen Pong-yiu, Director of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, officiated the kick-off ceremony. A total of 11 scholars and senior administrators from Harbin Normal University, Hunan University, Jiaying University, Jilin Normal University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing Normal University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, Shaanxi Normal University, Sichuan Normal University, South China Normal University and Xinjiang University participated in the programme. They sat in a tutorial class, met with students, professors, heads and representatives of academic departments and administrative units to gain a better understanding of the University’s liberal arts education.
President Leonard K Cheng delivered a speech at the Seminar on “Liberal Arts Education of Lingnan University” to share his insight and experience in implementing liberal arts education at Lingnan. A total of 34 local secondary school principals and representatives, a delegation of 41 representatives from Mainland secondary schools funded by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, as well as colleagues of Lingnan University participated in the seminar and exchanged views on liberal arts education.