RESEARCH at Lingnan University: Impact with CARE

As in the University's Strategic Plan for 2019-2025, Lingnan University has a strong commitment to developing successful interdisciplinary research, forging international collaborations and partnerships, and ensuring that our research effectively informs teaching and knowledge transfer (KT) besides contributing to academia.


Impact with CARE



The tagline Impact with CARE encapsulates our research aspirations and summarises succinctly the nature and the scope of research conducted at Lingnan: 



Committing to Society

a common theme of research conducted in our Social Sciences disciplines


Advancing Entrepreneurship

Business research that is of particular importance to our Strategic Plan in student development


Revitalising Heritage

an important area of research conducted in the Faculty of Arts


Embracing Sustainability

interdisciplinary research programmes (including research conducted by the Science Unit) that focuses on sustainability, a goal that spans many areas of human endeavours



Performance Highlights


According to the QS Asia University Rankings 2020, Lingnan’s score of Citations per Paper has risen from 76.2 to 78.4, which is a further step up from 42.3 to 76.2 in the year before, representing a jump of 29 places from 117th to 88th in that year, and a leap of 140 places over the preceding year. In QS terms, Lingnan “performed among the top 21% in the QS Asia University Rankings 2020”. Further encouraging records are marked in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2020 that Lingnan University is ranked world 2nd for Quality Education which measures the social and economic impact of universities based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Among these goals, Lingnan is also among the Top 50 in promoting NO Poverty and Top 100 in promoting Decent Work and Economic Growth. Such international recognitions underpin Lingnan’s core values – Education: Care for Learning, Research: Impact with Care.