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Welcome from the President

 President Leonard K Cheng

Welcome to the new website of Lingnan University-- the liberal arts university in Hong Kong.

Founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and re-established in Hong Kong in 1967, Lingnan has the longest history among all local tertiary institutions. Our vision is to be a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. We are committed to providing quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions; nurturing students to achieve all-round excellence and imbuing them with our core values; and encourage faculty and students to contribute to society through original research and knowledge transfer.

At Lingnan, students are provided with the best liberal arts education through a broad-based curriculum, close staff-student relationship, a vibrant full residential campus, abundant service learning and exchange opportunities, extensive extra-curricular activities, and strong alumni and community support. Our students can make the most out of the closely-knit, energetic and caring campus life in the University. 

We are dedicated to building an international campus and actively establishing strategic collaborations with prominent universities worldwide. Through our sustained efforts in promoting liberal arts education, we are delighted to see that Lingnan University was named as one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia” by Forbes in 2015. This recognition not only acknowledges the efforts of generations of Lingnanians but also encourages us to scale new heights.

I hope that our new website will not only make your navigating experience more exciting and enjoyable, but most importantly, enhance your understanding of Lingnan and its education approach. Please take time to surf and learn more about our latest news and updates!

Thank you.

Leonard K Cheng


Letter to Lingnanians