Lingnan University’s devotion to quality education commended in the Quality Assurance Council audit report

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Issue No. 60 Oct 2016

Lingnan University’s devotion to quality education commended in the Quality Assurance Council audit report

Lingnan University’s commitment to provide quality whole-person education informed by the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, nurture all-round excellence in students, and encourage faculty and students to contribute to society through original research and knowledge transfer was confirmed by the Report of a Quality Audit of Lingnan University released by the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grants Committee on 19 October.

The Report also highlighted the University’s commitment to achieving excellence through a liberal arts education and to providing a rich array of opportunities for the whole-person development of its students.  These include efforts to increase interdisciplinary learning opportunities, the development of a science component within the undergraduate core curriculum, and the rebalancing of teaching and research in order to sustain its mission as a liberal arts university.

The Report also affirmed the University’s efforts to enhance the research postgraduate student learning environment through the development of a range of local, regional and international networks, opportunities and initiatives.

President Leonard Cheng appreciated the Audit Panel’s Report, which is very positive and supportive of the University’s vision of becoming a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  “A new Strategic Plan for 2016-2022 has been formulated with the goal of steering Lingnan to the next level of excellence and addressing the education needs of the present and future generations.  With academic development and research as well as student development being its primary focuses, the Strategic Plan has also reflected the observations made in the QAC Audit Report, with a view to elevating Lingnan to a new level of excellence, not just in the local landscape, but also in Asia and worldwide,” said President Cheng.

Please click here for the QAC Audit Report.

In response to the findings in the Audit Report, the University worked out the Progress Report which was submitted to the QAC in April 2018. Both QAC and UGC consider that the University’s follow-up is full, sound and evidence-based. For more details, please click here.