Lingnan University is ranked third in "Quality Education" globally by the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2022. The rankings, which reflect the extent universities deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are compiled from data submitted by over 1,200 universities from 96 countries or regions. The University Impact Rankings are designed to reflect an institution’s impact on the broader sphere of society, above and beyond that of its research and teaching achievements. "Caring for Student Learning" is the core mission of Lingnan University, our education is informed by impactful research promoting sustainable development.
In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 conducted by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong, a large percentage of LU research outputs is classified as “World Leading” (4-star) or “Internationally Excellent” (3-star).
Among them, our Unit of Assessment in Sociology & Anthropology ranked first among all local universities in the percentage of 4-star research outputs, and Accountancy, Philosophy, and Social Work & Social Policy came second. Our Social Work & Social Policy had the highest percentage of 4-star and 3-star research outputs among local universities, while Accountancy came second.
With regard to Research Impact, more than half of LU’s Impact Cases were rated 4-star or 3-star (Outstanding/Considerable Impact). In “Research Environment”, LU received 4-star in Cultural Studies, and 3-star for Chinese Language & Literature, English Language & Literature, Philosophy and Accountancy.
This video demonstrates how the project “Knowing our history and heritage: Working with community and fostering public engagement” by Prof Lau Chi-pang and his team influences the way history is taught in Hong Kong.
Focusing on making dramatic works relevant to contemporary audiences, Prof Michael Ingham’s research includes monographs on intermediality and adaptation, and documentary films in Hong Kong. In addition, his articles on Shakespeare have increased the relevance of drama in educational settings, and addressed the difficulties of Shakespearean syntax for second language audiences and performers.
This video demonstrates how the studies and research carried out by faculty members of Lingnan’s Economics Department were able to help China tackle Education inequality and benefited 17 city/county local education bureaus.
To raise public awareness of tax avoidance and address avoidance through profit shifting, researchers at Lingnan University’s Department of Accountancy conducted empirical tax research for policy makers and business communities.
As early as 1998, prior to the enactment of Hong Kong’s 2012 Competition Ordinance which took effect in 2015, LU economic researcher Prof Lin Ping, who was later joined by Prof Zhang Tianle and Prof Adam Wong Chi Leung, produced extensive research that influenced competition policy development in terms of both policy debate and design.
Between 2012 and 2017, Prof Tejaswini Niranjana addressed the gaps in current scholarship, as well as how musicians, curators, and audiences receive Indian and Chinese music, and she has produced a number of academic outputs including a documentary film, two articles, and a monograph, which have had a significant impact on the reception and popularity of this unique art form.
Research led by Prof Eric See-To and Prof Wong Man-leung leverages the novelty of big data analytics in a real setting to improve the operational efficiency and quality of service in medium to large organisations. This includes the development of the Knowledge Management System (KMS), which was launched by an important knowledge intensive business organisation in Hong Kong. These developments and resulting KMS enable more efficient centralised knowledge management, sharing and reusing available knowledge, and extracting data-driven insights from operations.
Professors T. Chen, Y. F. Chen, D. Tjosvold and A. S. H. Wong have been researching people-oriented leadership practices to establish how to increase their effectiveness based on a new understanding of underlying mechanisms and boundary conditions. Through a process of sustained engagement and consultancy with a range of companies, the unit has translated its findings into practical solutions, enabling the companies to transform their management philosophy and practices to achieve greater competitiveness.
More impact cases to come ……