Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

As a global leader in Quality Education, inclusiveness and equality are at the heart of Lingnan University’s teaching and learning, student admissions, student affairs and services, quality assurance as well as its governance. Lingnan’s excellence in knowledge transfer promotes equality in education and in society.

Lingnan University SDG Report

Joint-university project: Sustainability Education Inventory

This inventory of sustainability coursework is developed in 2022 to ensure that 100% of our students are exposed to sustainability ideas, concepts, and skill-building, which are emerging topics worldwide nowadays.

UGC commends Lingnan’s knowledge transfer for strong social impact

The University Grants Committee of Hong Kong appreciates LU’s passion and commitment to driving the creation and adoption of people-centric innovations with high social values.

LU-Oxford Student/Graduate Agency and Self-formation – HK Symposium

The symposium brought together esteemed scholars from different parts of the world and facilitated discussions on student agency and self-formation in higher education.

LU scholar joins the Critical Internationalisation Students Masterclass to enhance the global learning experience

Prof Joshua Mok Ka Ho’s lecture began with a historical review of the call to create world-class universities in China since the 1990s. He then discussed the achievements and challenges faced by Chinese higher education institutions and the impact of university rankings on their governance, teaching and learning activities.

ChinaHE21 Conference Hong Kong Session Discussed Education and SDGs

Titled “Education and SDGs: Promoting Quality Education for All,” the conference addressed various topics relevant to sustainability education and inclusive education for all in different national contexts.

LU admits elite student-athlete through Direct Entry Stream for Top Athletes

Athletes admitted through the scheme will receive a scholarship of up to HK$400,000 for three years from LU, which covers living and learning expenses, as well as international exchange opportunities. Additional medical care and insurance coverage will also be provided.

LU and Oxford study establishes new theory of “decredentialisation” that protects degree holders with good cognitive skills

The study finds that credential inflation operates as lower-level tertiary education expands but that “decrentialisation” emerges in tandem with higher-level tertiary expansion, such that university graduates retain rewards despite their diminishing scarcity as long as they possess good cognitive skills.

LU hosts Health Tech Start-up Webinar Series for industry development and entrepreneurship

Lingnan University and Cyberport co-organised the “Health Tech Start-up Webinar Series: Technology, Health, and Service”, offering scholars, students, practitioners and the public a comprehensive and multilateral view of the latest developments in the health-tech start up industry, and its entrepreneurial outlook in Hong Kong.

COVID-19’s Lessons for Higher Education

Run by the School of Graduate Studies and the Institute of Policy Studies, the webinar series was a direct response to the growing demand for healthcare services, professionals and policies in Hong Kong due to its ageing population and the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCCU-LU International Research Seminar

The annual seminar, organised by the National Chengchi University College of Education and Lingnan, offers scholars around the world the chance to exchange ideas on the key issues facing higher education, and is directly related to SDG17 (Partnerships for the Goals), to strengthen global partnerships for sustainable development.

Support for Special Educational Needs (SEN) students

LU provides full support and services for students with special needs, from help with learning and career advice to scholarships, and financial assistance for activities and events, ensuring every student has an equal opportunity to learn, enjoy their social life and progress during their studies at Lingnan.

Lifelong Learning Access Policy

Dedicated to providing high quality continuing education and professional training, LIFE offers a wide spectrum of lifelong learning activities to adult learners of all ages, ethnicities, religions, disabilities and genders.

Lingnan University Joins Hands with Kwai Tsing District Health Centre in promoting Gerontechnology and Tackling Dementia

The LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing (GTSA) Project collaborated with the Kwai Tsing District Health Centre (K&TDHC) on community outreach events and a gerontech product showcase on dementia.

LU humanitarian inventions win prestigious international design awards

The Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) received two Golds in the Conceptual Design category of the international MUSE Design Awards for their CREW Wheelchair Control System and 12° Mask.

New Concentration “Environment and Sustainability”

Concentration on Environment and Sustainability under the Master of Cities and Governance focuses on sustainability and emerging environmental problems, highlighting the unfolding topic on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) concepts and planning.

Award-winning LU Wheelchair Control System assists caregivers and improves safety

The Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative (LEI) has developed the CREW Wheelchair Control System which intelligently predicts a carer’s intentions so as to better control a wheelchair, improving the safety of both wheelchair users and carers.

Design thinking workshop cultivates innovation and entrepreneurship

The workshop provides a platform for representatives of universities, NGOs and co-working spaces to learn design thinking and exchange insights on innovation and entrepreneurship education in tertiary education institutes.

LEI Supports Alumni and Entrepreneurs to Achieve SDGs

To support community innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) related projects, Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative has organised a number of social engagement activities including workshops, training weekend market and home visits.

Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Summer Academy 2021 to Achieve SDG Virtually

The programme organised by Office of Service-Learning and Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative gathered students from 13 different countries spreading over 4 continents to address challenges of economic and environmental sustainability.

Master of Cities and Governance

The programme aims to equip students with the type of practical skills and understandings required to tackle the huge challenges facing today’s mega-cities and regions.

Minor in Environmental and Scientific Literacy

This minor course focuses on the development of “science literacy” as a lifelong skill that can be applied to a variety of scientific and technological issues, rather than the mastery of content knowledge in a specific scientific discipline.

MPhil in Environmental Science

This programme equips students with a strong theoretical background in environmental sciences, as well as provide a diversity of hands-on, experiential experiences needed to be successful in this field.

International Postgraduate Summer School

In collaboration with leading institutions in Asia and the UK, the programme offers students the opportunity to establish their own research clusters with sharing interests and learning from world-renowned scholars.

LU Jockey Club Gerontechnology and Smart Ageing Project

Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the project aims to promote gerontechnology and support smart ageing Socialpreneurship development, as well as provide training courses and workshops to community members.

Public Events and Vocational Training for All

Office of Service-Learning (OSL) provides a range of public events and vocational training for the public regularly throughout the year. OSL thrives to ensure access to these activities accessible, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability or gender.

Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Summer and Winter Academy: Lingnan’s Global Service Commitment

The academy runs a series of outreach activities beyond campus, helping students to address and tackle some of the most threatening issues around the world.

Financial Support and Scholarships for Postgraduate Students

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.

Exchange Scholarships and need-based financial aid for Student Exchange Programmes 2021/2022

This programme offers exchange scholarships and need-based financial aid to eligible outgoing students. Recipients may receive full sponsorship of exchange costs.

Scholarships for Global Liberal Arts Programme (GLAP)

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.

Lingnan Graduate Support Fund

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.

Survey findings on working from home under COVID-19

A survey conducted by the School of Graduate Studies in April 2020 reveals that over 80 per cent of respondents would prefer to work from home at least one day per week even after the pandemic.

Senior citizens attempt online medical consultations

Assessing the elderly’s perceptions of the COVID-19 outbreak and telemedicine service, the study reveals that over 60 per cent of senior citizens will be willing or very willing to try online medical consultations when the technology is fully developed.

Study reveals over 60% of Hong Kong university students found online learning not as effective as face-to-face teaching

The study also notes that over 85 per cent of respondents hope to resume face-to-face teaching supplemented by online learning after the pandemic.

International students’ learning activities all over the world seriously disturbed by COVID-19

Research on international/non-local higher education students’ physical and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic finds that nearly 90 per cent of respondents say the outbreak caused “moderate to extreme” disruption to learning activities.

Mobile UV-C system disinfects subdivided flats for less-privileged communities

Project Ultra Violite, supported by the Jockey Club, provided a free, efficient UV disinfection service for 1,000 subdivided flats, preventing the virus from spreading through the units and reducing the risks of household infection and community outbreaks.

Self-assessment test designed for public to tackle emotional stress

A research team led by Prof Siu Oi-ling offers citizens tips on how to protect themselves against disease, and build up resilience and stay positive so as to fight the pandemic.

Fight against COVID-19 with Gerontechnology

This Socialpreneur Incubation Course project offers online activities through videos, Facebook and Zoom for the general public to learn at home, and attracted nearly 200 participants.

International students’ decisions on studying abroad

A Lingnan University research team distributes questionnaires to non-local students in Hong Kong and students in Mainland China, asking their plans for studying overseas after the 2020 global health crisis.

Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Summer Academy (SA) 2019 to Achieve SDG

In the summer of 2019, Lingnan University hosted the second edition of the Joint Humanitarian Entrepreneurship Summer Academy, lining up with peers from universities from the US, Kazakhstan, India and others for a rigorous two-week course in Hong Kong.

LU designs self-assessment test to improve the psychological wellbeing of people in quarantine

Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre designed a self-assessment questionnaire and intervention exercise to help people in quarantine cope better psychologically.

LU establishes partnership with Culture Homes and Forward Living to promote elderly services and research

The partnership promotes implementation and research of traditional Chinese medicine practice; life-long learning for senior residents; research and development on ageing issues; student services and placement, as well as social innovation and gerontechnology projects.

LU joins Jockey Club Age-Friendly City Project to train elderly ambassadors and promote the scheme

The 2021 exit survey recorded 100% satisfaction among MPhil and PhD graduates regarding the learning environment and their overall experience at Lingnan University.