Members of the University Grants Committee (UGC) and its Secretariat visited Lingnan University on 21 April. Led by UGC Chairman Mr Carlson Tong, the 25-member group 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.
After a guided tour of the campus led by the senior management and accompanied by student representative, the UGC group attended a briefing by President Leonard K Cheng on major developments at Lingnan. It was followed by a discussion session with the University’s senior management on issues and challenges faced by the University and the higher education sector of Hong Kong. The group also met with academic staff from different faculties, and some 20 research postgraduate and undergraduate students from various departments.
The visit is a great opportunity for direct communication between UGC members and the Lingnan community, which enhanced their ongoing partnership in fostering the development of tertiary education in Hong Kong.