Pushing the boundaries of knowledge requires reaching beyond our regional boundaries. To enhance and broaden the global experiences of students and faculty, Lingnan has been actively establishing strategic collaborations with institutions worldwide. The University is also committed to promoting internationalisation on campus and providing students with international exchange, internship and Service-Learning opportunities.
Our researchers collaborate with scholars across Asia and around the world in a wide variety of research projects with both local and international impact. Inter-university research platforms have been set up with local and overseas institutions to strengthen research capabilities and the learning experience of students. An outstanding example is the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) launched by the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education together with Lingnan University and eight other universities in Australia, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Mainland China, South Africa, and the UK. This is the largest research centre in the world specifically focused on higher education and its future development.
In the coming years, the University will pursue more international collaboration and co-branding in programme offering, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as in our research endeavours.
The University encourages faculty and students to actively participate in international conferences by presenting papers and interacting with overseas researchers. Each year, the Research Committee supports faculty to attend local and overseas conferences.
Every year, around 300 exchange students pursue their studies at Lingnan. The University is devoted to developing exchange partners worldwide. With more than 270 partners in more than 50 countries/regions, over 80% of our undergraduates benefit from international exchange opportunities or can participate in short-term summer programmes before the COVID-19 global pandemic. Please visit the website of the Office of Global Education for more details.
In addition, the University has set up the Research Postgraduate Scholarships for Overseas Research Visits which allows Lingnan PhD students to undertake a 6-month research visit at an overseas institution as well as PhD students from overseas institutions to come to Lingnan as exchange students for 6 months, under the co-supervision by supervisors from both the home and host institutions.
The Office of Student Affairs organises various international internship programmes to provide students with opportunities to gain experience in real work settings and broaden their exposure in culturally diverse environments. These include ASEAN Internship Scheme, Global Internships, Disney Cultural Exchange Program, Mainland Summer Internship Programme and many others.
Each summer, over 60 students from both Lingnan and partner universities join the Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Academy and other Service-Learning trips in OSL’s Trailblazer Programme. They gain global experience in Service-Learning, human-centered design, humanitarian technology, and inclusive entrepreneurship by serving in countries all over the world, including Kazakhstan, Uganda, Nepal, Gansu, and Cambodia.