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About LU

Introducing Lingnan - the Liberal Arts University in Hong Kong

Introducing Lingnan - the Liberal Arts University in Hong Kong

About LU

Lingnan University is the liberal arts university in Hong Kong and we have the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education. Our history can be dated back to 1888, when our forerunner, the Christian College in China, was founded in Guangzhou, and to 1967, when the institution, as Lingnan College, was re-established in Hong Kong. In 2015, Lingnan University was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts College in Asia” by Forbes.

Our Quality Liberal Arts Education

We offer undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and our broad curriculum covers an array of general education and interdisciplinary courses to provide students with a firm knowledge foundation across different subjects. We groom students to think critically and creatively, judge independently, care genuinely, and act appropriately and responsibly, and we prepare them to pursue their goals in a rapidly changing environment.

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Our Characteristics

True to our identity as a liberal arts university, we are characterised by our broad-based curriculum, a fully residential campus, close faculty-student relationship and an emphasis on exchange and extra-curricular learning experiences.

To gain experience in real work settings and broaden exposure in culturally diverse environments, Lingnan students can participate in various international internship programmes including ASEAN Internship SchemeGlobal InternshipsDisney Cultural Exchange Program, Mainland Summer Internship Programme and many others. About 85% of our undergraduates can spend a term studying abroad in one of our 210+ partner institutions in about 43 countries, or participate in short-term summer programmes. We also uphold our motto “Education for Service” by providing students with service-learning and community service opportunities for engaging with society and helping those in need.

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Research Excellence

Lingnan University encourages faculty and students to contribute to society through research and knowledge transfer. Our sizable pool of experienced scholars in the arts, business and social sciences disciplines combine scholarly work with applied, policy-oriented research, and address topics in areas like finance, fiscal and monetary policy, cultural policy, creative industries, health and ageing, population, and institutions and governance.  

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Global Engagement

To broaden the global experiences of students and faculty, we have been dedicated to building a multi-cultural campus and actively establishing strategic collaborations with institutions worldwide. Over 50% of our 180-plus faculty members have an international background in academic training and research work, while more than 300 exchange students pursue their studies at Lingnan every year. Our researchers collaborate with scholars at universities across Asia and around the world, and we have become a member of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA) since April 2012.

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