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 23 to 27 November.
Mr Sam Tin Hing-sin, Chairman of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, came to Lingnan University to officiate the kick-off ceremony of the exchange programme. He also gave an address and presented with President Leonard K Cheng certificates to participants of the exchange programme.
A total of 12 scholars and senior administrators from Beijing Union University, Chong Qing Normal University, Chongqing University, Huizhou University, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University, Ningxia University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Yunnan Agricultural University and Yunnan 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.
This year, President Cheng was invited to be the speaker of the Seminar “Liberal Arts Education of Lingnan University” to share his insight and experience in implementing liberal arts education at Lingnan. A total of 50 local secondary school principals and representatives participated in the seminar and exchanged views on liberal arts education. The Seminar provided an interactive platform for Lingnan to promote its distinctive liberal arts education to both local and Mainland educators.