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About LU

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Year of Establishment

  • The Christian College, Lingnan’s forerunner, was founded in Guangzhou in 1888
  • Lingnan College was re-established in Hong Kong in 1967
  • Attained university status in 1999. Renamed as Lingnan University

Lingnan in General

  • The Liberal Arts University in Hong Kong
  • A Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia (Forbes 2015)

Rankings (QS University Rankings: Asia 2016)

  • Staff with PhD : 48th
  • Incoming Exchange Students : 7th
  • International Faculty : 15th
  • International Students : 29th
  • Outbound Exchange Students : 5th
  • Overall Ranking approachiing to the Top 100; ranking leaped by 33

Exchange Opportunities

  • Partner institutions: 180+
  • Countries covered: about 40
  • Participation in exchange or summer programmes: 80% of undergraduates
  • Non-local students received per year: 300+

Residential Life

  • The only university in Hong Kong providing full residency
  • Hostel places: 2,600 with 10 hostel blocks
  • 4-year residency for undergraduates: 100%

Service-Learning

  • Set up the Office of Service-Learning in 2006 and as the first university in Hong Kong to set up such office
  • Service-Learning as graduation requirement starting from 2016/17 intake

Staff Population (as at 30.9.2016)

  • Faculty staff: 188 (59% with international background)
  • Non-academic: 423
  • Community College and Lingnan Institute of Further Education: 80

Academic Structure

  • 3 Faculties with 16 academic departments and 2 centres
  • 12 Research Centres and Programmes

Student Population (as at 30.9.2016)

  • Undergraduates: 2,608
  • Taught Postgraduates: 426
  • Research postgraduates: 69
  • Non-local incoming students: 170
  • Non-local (including exchange-in students) to total population: 1:8

Number of Programmes (as at 30.9.2016)

  • Bachelor’s degree programme : 11
  • Research postgraduate programme : 12
  • Taught postgraduate programme: 10

Campus Facilities

  • Amenities building
  • Auditorium
  • Bank
  • Catering outlets
  • Chapel
  • Exhibition gallery
  • Library
  • Outdoor plazas
  • Self-study centres and computer Facilities
  • Sports facilities
    • Indoor sports complex with physical fitness room, badminton courts, basketball court, handball court, squash courts, table-tennis room, tennis court and volleyball courts
    • Swimming pool
    • Multi-purpose outdoor sports ground with soccer pitch, beach volleyball court, running tracks, athletics facilities, tennis courts and student activities centre
  • Student hostel blocks
  • Teaching facilities
  • Information Technology Services Centre