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Lingnan University organises conference to mark the launch of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities

17 Nov 2017

Lingnan University will organise the Launch Conference of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities on 20 and 21 November 2017.  With the theme Liberal Arts Education in an Asian Context: Achievements, Challenges and Perspectives, the Conference will bring together educators from all over the world to appraise liberal arts education from an Asian perspective.


The Conference, supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as lead sponsor and the Lingnan Foundation as key partner and sponsor, marks the launch of the Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities founded by fifteen renowned liberal arts institutions in Asia including Lingnan University, and is a major activity organised by the University in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its re-establishment in Hong Kong.


Details of the Opening Ceremony of the Conference are as follows:

Date     :   20 November 2017 (Monday)

Time    :   9:00am – 9:30am (Media registration begins at 8:30am)

Venue  :   Silverbox Ballroom, 1/F, Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon


Officiating guests:

  • The Hon Bernard Charnwut CHAN, Convenor, Executive Council of HKSAR
  • Mr Carlson TONG, Chairman, University Grants Committee
  • Mr Leong CHEUNG, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Mr Rex AUYEUNG Pak-kuen, Council Chairman, Lingnan University
  • Prof Leonard K CHENG, President, Lingnan University
  • Dr Chui L TSANG, Chair, Lingnan Foundation
  • Mr CHUNG Po-yang, Chairman, Po & Helen Chung Foundation


Media representatives are cordially invited to attend and cover the Opening Ceremony.  Full programme rundown of the two-day Conference can be found at the website  Media representatives who have any enquiries or interested to attend a particular session of the Conference can contact Ms Bernice Wong (tel: 2616 8988/6676 6956; email: or Mr Terence Poon (tel: 2616 8953/9192 1955; email: of the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Lingnan University.