Lingnan University (Hong Kong)
|Motto||Chinese: 作育英才，服務社會 (lit: Training People for Service to Society)
English: Education for Service
|Established||1888 (as Canton Christian College in Guangzhou)
1967 (as Lingnan School in Hong Kong)
1978 (as Lingnan College)
1999 (granted full university status)
|Chancellor||The Hon CY Leung|
|President||Professor Leonard K Cheng|
|Dean||Lau Yin-ping (Art)
Dean William Tjosvold (Business)
Wei Xiangdong (Social Sciences)
|Location||Tuen Mun, Hong Kong|
Lingnan University (LU) (Chinese: 嶺南大學; Cantonese Yale: Ling Nam Tai Hok, formerly called Lingnan College (Chinese: 嶺南學院; Cantonese Yale: Ling Nam Hok Yuen)) is a public liberal arts university in Hong Kong. It was granted full university status on 30 July 1999.
The Lingnan University administration believes that it provides students with a quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts tradition from both East and West. It attempts to adopt a whole-person approach to education which enables its students to think, judge, care and, ultimately, act responsibly in the changing circumstances of Hong Kong, the region and the world.
- 1 History
- 2 Academic Organisations
- 3 Programmes Offered
- 4 Student life
- 5 Notable faculty
- 6 Notable alumni
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The school changed location several times over the years. In 1900, the school was relocated to Macau due to the Boxer Rebellion. The school moved back to Guangzhou and built a permanent campus at the Haizhu District in 1904.
The university moved to Hong Kong for the first time in 1938 after Guangzhou fell to the Japanese military. The university stayed in Hong Kong for 4 years before moving to Shaoguan after Hong Kong's capitulation to the Japanese forces.
In 1967, the Lingnan Secondary School board of directors, along with the Lingnan University Hong Kong Alumnus Club and Lingnan Club founded the Lingnan Education Expansion Council, and began to organise the Lingnan School in Hong Kong. In the formative years, the school only provided preparatory form (Sixth Form) education and non-degree programmes.
During the 1970s, Lingnan School began to offer diploma programmes in such subjects as liberal arts, commerce, and social science.
At the end of 1978, the colonial government in Hong Kong issued a White Paper on post-secondary education. Lingnan accepted the government's suggestions, and abolished the 4-year system that is used in other universities around the world in favour of the "2-2-1" regimen (2 years of preparatory courses, 2 years of study for higher diplomas, 1 more year for an honours diploma). At the same time, the school was registered as an Approved Post Secondary College, and changed its name to Lingnan College.
During the 1980s, the school began to focus its resources on Social Science, Commerce, and Literature programmes, and shut down its other programmes, such as Music and Science, to conserve funding. In 1985, an interdisciplinary degree programme was established.
Lingnan's speed of development increased as the 80s drew to an end, due to the colonial Hong Kong government's policy of expanding higher education. At the same time, the preparatory courses that were first mandated by the government in 1978 were steadily abolished.
In 1991, the Lingnan College received funding from the Hong Kong government directly after it passed an academic accreditation review from the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA).
During the 1990s, the University's development as a Liberal Arts university was confirmed by the school's board, and the school moved to its permanent residence in Tuen Mun in 1995. The school began to receive authorisation to open bachelor courses in 1992, then master courses in 1996, eventually receiving self-accreditation status and full recognition as a university by the government in 1998, and renaming the institution as Lingnan University on 30 July 1999.
The university has a reputation for the high quality of teaching and learning, particularly for its Faculty of Business. In 2007 Professor Edward Chen retired after his 12 years as president. Professor Yuk-Shee Chan, ex-vice-president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology become the new president. Lingnan University is now preparing the new "334" system which is planned for introduction in 2012; in the new system, a new 120-credit programme will be divided into parts, e.g. General Education, Ethics. In addition, to prepare for the four-year university system, construction of Lingnan University's new academic building, Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building, has been completed, providing more teaching and learning facilities for the Faculty of Business. Located adjacent to the existing campus and near Fu Tai Estate, the Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building is built on a 4,674-square metre site and has a gross floor area of 5,178 square metres.
Faculties and Units
|Faculty of Arts||Faculty of Business
(Business Programmes Office)
|Faculty of Social Sciences
(Social Sciences Programme Office)
The Community College at Lingnan University (CCLU)
In January 2003, Lingnan established a Community College to provide full support for one-year pre-associate degree and two-year associate degree programmes on a full-time basis. They are designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students for work and an enriched life as educated persons, as well as a solid foundation for the possibility of further studies.
To accommodate these classes, a Community College Building was completed in the 2004–05 academic year. The complex provides lecture rooms, computer and language laboratories, laboratories for science subject, art studios, a Christian activities centre, multi-purpose rooms, student consolation rooms and a student function hall for the students at the community college and their instructors.
Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE)
In April 2001, Lingnan established the self-funded Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE). LIFE's remit was to enable and encourage students to learn continuously and to obtain recognised qualifications for their career and personal development.
- Contemporary English Studies
- Contemporary English Studies and Education (Programme suspended from the year 2009)
- Cultural Studies
- Visual Studies
- Business Administration
- Social Sciences
Research Postgraduate Programmes
- Cultural Studies
- Social Sciences
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
- Business Administration
- English Studies
- Cultural Studies
- International Banking and Finance
- Liberal Studies
- Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
Business Administration Society
- Senate of Business Administration Society of Lingnan University Students' Union
- Executive Committee of Business Administration Society of Lingnan University Students' Union
Lingnan considers "hostel life" (life in college dormitories) a form of informal education. As a result, all full-time undergraduate students are required to stay at student hostels on campus for at least one academic year while at the university. A majority of students stay for two academic years. Newly admitted four-year students are required to be residents of student hostels for at least two years, and are guaranteed full residence throughout their stay should they agree upon it.
In addition to another new student hostel building under construction, there are currently eight blocks of student hostels in Lingnan University; each hostel holds an estimated amount 250 people. They are divided into three zones:
- William M. W. Mong Hall, The Bank of East Asia Hall (Hostel A)
- Tsung Tsin Association Hall, Fok Cho Min Hall (Hostel B)
- Chung Shun Hall, Yee Man Hall (Hostel C)
- Lam Woo Hall (Hostel D)
- The Jockey Club Hall (Hostel E, F)
The lower floors of hostels are for male residents and the upper floors for female residents. All student rooms are double occupancy.
In the 2012 academic year, a new hostel near Fu Tai would start to cope with the increasing number of students under the "334" system. The new hostel is expected to carry about 500 students. The building fee is donated by Sir Christopher A. Bayly.
New Student Hostels
- WHC Hall
- WJY Hall
The two new student hostels are connected with a corridor located on the third floor. The two buildings also share a common passage of entrance; the left is connected to the upper floors of the WJY Hall, why the right is connected to the upper floors of the WHC Hall.
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- Prof. Lau Shiu-ming, Joseph (Emeritus Professor)
- Prof. Meaghan Morris (Chair Professor of Cultural Studies)
- Prof. Eugene Eoyang (Emeritus Professor)
- Prof. Richard Davis (Chair Professor of History)
- Prof. Paisley Nathan Livingston (Chair Professor of Philosophy)
- Prof. Darrell P. Rowbottom (Professor of Philosophy)
- Prof. Neven Sesardic (Professor of Philosophy)
- Prof. Anne Mette Hjort (Chair Professor of Visual Studies)
- Dr. Mark Hampton (Associate Professor of History)
- Prof. Dean William Tjosvold (Chair Professor of Management)
- Prof. Jesus Seade (Chair Professor of Economics)
- Prof. Ma Yue (Professor of Economics)
- Prof. Peter Baehr (Chair Professor of Social Theory)
- Prof. William Keng Mun Lee (Professor of Sociology)
- Prof. David Phillips (Chair Professor of Social Policy)
- Prof. Lewis Flynn (Chair Professor of Life Sciences and Biochemistry)
|Name||Faculty||Graduation Year||Notable Remark|
|Howard Cheng||Cultural Studies||2012||*Vice-Chairman of Labour Party
*President of the Executive Council (2010–11)
|Leo Tang||Social Sciences||2012||*Secretary of Hong Kong Federation of Students (2012–13)
*Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Students (2011–12)
*Chairman of the Representative Council (2011–12)
*External Vice-President of the Executive Council (2010–11)
*Vice Editor-in-Chief (Administrative Board) of the Press Bureau (2009–2010)
|Eddie Chan||Philosophy||–||*Secretary-General of Hong Kong Federation of Students (2013–14)
*President of the Executive Council (2012–13)
|Willis Ho||Philosophy||–||*Deputy Secretary-General of Hong Kong Federation of Students (2013–14)
*External Vice-President of the Executive Council (2012–13)
|Law Kun-kit||Cultural Studies||–||*Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Students (2013–14)
*Social Movement Officer of the Executive Council (2012–13)
|Andrew To||Social Sciences||1990||*Former Chairman of League of Social Democrats
*President of the Executive Council (1988–89)
|Fred Lam||Social Sciences||2003||*Chief Campaigner of Roundtable Community
*Chairman of the Constitution Revising Committee, Representative Council
|Joseph Lee||PhD||2002||Legislative Counciller|
|Herman Yau||Master of Cultural Studies||2008||Director|
|Benny Chan||Social Sciences||Actor|
|Ronald Law||Social Sciences||2007||Actor|
|Vanessa Yeung||Business Administration||1994||Model|
- Lingnan University Library
- Education in Hong Kong
- List of universities in Hong Kong
- List of buildings and structures in Hong Kong
- The Community College at Lingnan University
- Wang, Dong. Managing God's Higher Learning: U.S.-China Cultural Encounter and Canton Christian College (Lingnan University) 1888–1952. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.
- "Chapter 1165: Lingnan University ordinance". Hong Kong government. 30 July 1999. Retrieved 20 April 2010.
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