Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
To promote No Poverty, Lingnan University offers financial support to students, regardless of their backgrounds and studies (also SDG 4 Quality Education and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities), ranging from tuition fee aid, scholarships and sponsorships to grants for LU startups and entrepreneurs who wish to serve the community and society. The University has also set up a special graduate support fund to help Lingnanians tackle the challenges and difficulties presented by the pandemic.
The Institute of Policy Studies of Lingnan University and Oxfam Hong Kong invited prominent experts and scholars to discuss unemployment protection from different perspectives.
The programme organised by the Office of Service-Learning and the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative brought together students from 13 different countries and four continents to address the challenges of economic and environmental sustainability.
Using two random sampling surveys from Mainland China and the Hong Kong SAR, this study compares the stigma of poverty, perceived living standards and subjective well-being of welfare and non-welfare recipients in the two regions.
The University and the School of Graduate Studies offer a wide range of financial support and schemes to postgraduate students from low and middle-income countries around the world.
This programme offers exchange scholarships and need-based financial aid to eligible outgoing students. Recipients may receive full sponsorship of exchange costs.
Apart from offering entrance scholarships to local and non-local students with outstanding academic records, more than 400 recognition scholarships donated by memorial funds, organisations, professional bodies and individuals are awarded at LU.
In order to support our graduates facing the adverse economic impact of the pandemic, the University established the Graduate Support Fund in 2020 to implement graduate support programmes.
The Entrepreneurship Programme of the University’s Innovation and Impact Fund (IIF) is designed to encourage faculty members and students to create a positive impact on society using their entrepreneurial capacity and spirit.
To support community innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) related projects, the Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) has organised a number of social activities, including workshops, training weekend markets and home visits.
In the summer of 2019, Lingnan University hosted the second edition of the Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Summer Academy, lining up with peers from universities in the US, Kazakhstan, India and other countries for a rigorous two-week course in Hong Kong.