Welcome from the President

Welcome to Lingnan University!


As a Hong Kong tertiary institution with a long and storied history, Lingnan University traces its roots back to its establishment in Guangzhou in 1888, thrived in higher education with the names of Lingnan Xuexiao and Lingnan University until 1952, before being re-established in Hong Kong in 1967. Today, Lingnan’s goal is to become a research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era, renowned for exceptional teaching, learning, research, and community engagement with global recognition.


At Lingnan, our students receive more than just academic education. Our well-rounded education blends the best of both Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, preparing our students to excel in all aspects of life while upholding the humanity’s core values. We equip our students with the tools and skillsets necessary to make significant contributions to our society.


A recent recognition in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings further highlights our exceptional performance in promoting sustainable development goals. Lingnan has consistently ranked among the top three for "Quality Education" in the world for four consecutive years with the most recent rank in top two globally, and secured a position among the top 100 universities in East Asia for its remarkable performance in individual subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.


As the President of Lingnan University, I am excited to share my vision for the future of our esteemed institution. My goal is to connect Lingnan's rich heritage, integrate to the digital age innovations and align with the Greater Bay Area (GBA).


To build a strong foundation for the future, it is essential that we honour and maintain Lingnan's legacy of academic excellence, social responsibility, and education for service. While embracing the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century, we must uphold this legacy, especially in the process of digital transformation and regional integration.


Lingnan is enhancing digital literacy and fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that technology plays a vital role in education, research, and community engagement we are integrating cutting-edge technologies and innovative pedagogies into our curriculum.


Our aim is to create a community of lifelong learners who are adaptable, creative, and ethical leaders in the digital age. By leveraging the power of technology and fostering a culture of innovation, we are shaping the future and preparing our graduates to address global challenges and make a positive impact on our society.


By strengthening our connections with the Greater Bay Area (GBA), we are collaborating with universities, industries, governments, and civil society in the region. We take great pride in promoting our distinct values and contributions as a liberal arts institution in Hong Kong. Lingnan recognizes the importance of expanding its horizons and perspectives through cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues and exchanges. Our strategic location and role as a bridge between China and the world present an unmissable opportunity for us to capitalize on our strengths and contribute to the region's development.


I believe that by connecting to our past, our present, and our future, we can redefine and revitalize the meaning and mission of liberal arts and sciences education in Hong Kong, which is currently known as STEAM. Join me on a journey of exploration and discovery as we work together to make Lingnan a globally recognized, locally rooted, and regionally impactful university. Together, we can build on Lingnan's legacy and create an even brighter future for all.

Professor S. Joe Qin
President and Wai Kee Kau Chair Professor of Data Science

President S. Joe Qin

Professor S. Joe Qin