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Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme 2015 cum Seminar on " Liberal Arts Education of Lingnan University"

22 Nov 2015

Dr Yuen Pong-yiu (right) and President Leonard Cheng (left) present certificates to participants of the exchange programme.

The annual event - “Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme” was held on 22-26 November 2015 on campus. 11 scholars and senior administrators from Harbin Normal University, Hunan University, Jiaying University, Jilin Normal University, Lanzhou University, Nanjing Normal University, Qinghai University for Nationalities, Shaanxi Normal University, Sichuan Normal University, South China Normal University and Xinjiang University participated in the Programme, in which they sat in a tutorial class, met with students, professors, heads and representatives of academic departments and administrative units to learn about Lingnan’s liberal arts education.

The kick-off ceremony on 23 November 2015 was officiated by Dr Yuen Pong-yiu, Director of Tin Ka Ping Foundation and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University. As an kick-off event of the programme, President Leonard Cheng delivered a speech at the Seminar on “Liberal Arts Education of Lingnan University” to share his insight and experience in implementing liberal arts education at Lingnan. A total of 34 local secondary school principals and representatives, a delegation of 41 representatives from the mainland secondary schools funded by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, as well as colleagues of Lingnan University, participated in the seminar and exchanged views on liberal arts education. The Seminar provided an interactive platform for Lingnan to promote its distinctive liberal arts education to both local and Mainland educators.

The Programme is a philanthropic act of Dr Tin Ka Ping, a keen supporter of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. The Tin Ka Ping Foundation has donated a total of HK$4.5 million to Lingnan University since 2008. Together with the matched grants under the government’s Matching Grant Schemes, the “Tin Ka Ping Education Fund” was established to finance the Programme with the aim of promoting liberal arts education in mainland China.