Awards and Achievements
- Student teams from Lingnan win awards in innovation and entrepreneurship competition
- Student wins Outstanding Contribution to Outcomes-Based Education Award
- MOU signed on Lingnan University’s introduction of a new undergraduate programme in Data Science
- Lingnan representatives participate in QS WORLDWIDE summit
- Dinner for Graduating Students 2018
- Dinner for Graduating Taught Postgraduate Students 2018
- Science seminar explores research into quality of urban life
- Vice-President speaks at world university symposium in Beijing
- Sketching tour captures the landscape of Lingnan
- Lingnan joins 20th Anniversary celebration of the Jockey Club Scholarships
- University life blossomed with a serving spirit
- Lingnan students join summer internship programme of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
- Community collaboration programmes promote intergenerational harmony
Organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, the “Challenge Cup” National Competition - Hong Kong Regional Final “Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2018” aims to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship of young talents in Hong Kong.
Maisha Maliha Yusuf was the sole recipient of the Outstanding (Student) Contribution to Outcomes-Based Education Award for the 2017/18 academic year. The Award was presented to her by President Leonard K Cheng on 10 May at the TLC Teaching and Learning Portal Launching Ceremony for her services to the Student Consultant Programme.
Eight scholarships were awarded to support students participating in overseas or Mainland exchange programmes for one semester in the academic year 2016/17 and 2017/18 by Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation. The scheme had enhanced students’ academic knowledge and communication skills, and enriched the quality whole-person education they experienced through cultural exchange.
Lingnan University will introduce a new undergraduate programme in Data Science namely the LEO Dr David P Chan Data Science Undergraduate Programme starting from the 2019/20 academic year. This self-financed programme is supported by Lingnan Education Organization Limited (LEO) and Dr David P Chan, and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on 24 May.
Prof Shalendra Sharma, Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation) and Prof James Stuart Pounder, Adjunct Professor, Office of the Faculty of Business participated in the “QS WORLDWIDE 2018 2nd Annual Strategic Summit for the Advancement of University Excellence in all its Forms” from 22 to 23 May at RUDN University in Moscow, Russia.
The Dinner for Graduating Students is a fine tradition of Lingnan University and this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event. Over 350 graduating students, staff and guests of Lingnan attended the Dinner held at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel on 21 May. All were delighted to share the graduates’ happy and memorable moments during their study at Lingnan over the past few years.
The Division of Graduate Studies organized the Taught Postgraduate Students Graduation Dinner 2017-2018 on 16 May 2018 at Cordis Hotel. The dinner was well-attended by 280 Taught Postgraduate students and faculty members. After making his speech, President Professor Leonard Cheng and Vice President Professor Joshua Mok led the toasting ceremony with faculty members and students and wished students all the very best with a bright future.
A science seminar “The Quality of Urban Life: What It’s About and How We Measure It” under the Visiting Science Scholar Seminar Series 2018, organised by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office and Science Unit, was held on 10 May. It attracted around 50 participants including Lingnan students and staff, researchers from other Hong Kong institutions, secondary school teachers and elderly from Elder Academy.
Vice-President Joshua Mok Ka-ho was invited by Peking University to speak at the World University Presidents Symposium & Beijing Forum 2018 held on 4 and 5 May in Beijing. Over 250 presidents, vice-presidents and distinguished scholars were invited to join and celebrate Peking University’s 120th Anniversary. With the theme “Changes and Constants: Universities and Civilisations during the Past 120 Years”, distinguished guests from leading universities across different parts of the world like University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and University of Edinburgh in the UK, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, University of California, LA in the US, as well as others from Asia, Australia and Europe joined the events. Presidents and vice-presidents from The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Lingnan University were also invited as speakers at the forum.
Two “Sketching Lingnan” tours under The Art of Szto Wai Exhibition Activity Series were held on 28 April and 26 May respectively. The tours provide an opportunity to commemorate the indelible contribution of Mr Szto Wai (1889-1961) to Lingnan. Mr Szto is a distinguished Lingnan alumnus and former faculty member, and the designer of the Lingnan emblem. Many of his watercolours depict Lingnan’s Guangzhou campus during the 1930s and 1940s and convey a pictorial history of Lingnan during the Sino-Japanese War.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships, President Leonard K Cheng joined the 2018 Community Day Race Meeting on 21 April at Sha Tin Racecourse together with over 200 representatives from the Club’s tertiary education and community partners and past Jockey Club Scholars.
When it comes to May, a new batch of fresh graduates is ready to turn a new chapter of their life. Among them is Chan Yim-kwai, a year-four student of Translation who has received the Dr and Mrs James Tak Wu Award for Outstanding Service (Student Award) in recognition of her strong commitment to serving both the University and society.
Twenty-eight Lingnan students will participate in the 8-week “The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) Mainland Summer Internship Programme” in Shanghai from late May to July. They will witness the spectacular development of Shanghai, and experience the lifestyle, work culture and business operations in the Mainland to broaden their horizon.
The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasises that lifelong learning is not only an important idea to the concept of active ageing, but also to encouraging the elderly to actively make contribution to the society. Under the Jockey Club “We Care, We Serve & We Learn @ Tuen Mun” programme, the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) and Yan Oi Tong implemented a cross-disciplinary and intergenerational collaboration approach to co-organise two events in April and May. The objectives are to improve community engagement of the elderly and enrich their learning experience by conducting different activities related to physical and mental health.
|Date||:||06 Jun 2018 (Wednesday)|
|Time||:||5:00 - 6:30 pm|
|Venue||:||HSH229, 2/F, Ho Sin Hang Building, Lingnan University|
|Enquiries||:||2616 7445 / 2616 7488 / dphilo@LN.edu.hk|
|Speaker(s)||:||Prof David Danks, LL Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Organiser||:||Department of Philosophy, Lingnan University|