15 November 2018
21 October 2018
9-22 September 2018
10 September 2018
15 August 2018
7-8 June 2018
Lingnan Foundation visits Lingnan University
1 June 2018
3 April 2018
Naming Ceremony of Jonathan K S Choi Art Studio
8 February 2018
Naming Ceremony of Mr and Mrs Tung Choi Hing Study Room
The “Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme 2018” was held from 11th to 15th November 2018. The Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Dr Yuen Pong-yiu, Director of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, Mr Simon Ip Shing-hing, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
A total of 17 participants, including vice-presidents, scholars and senior administrators from 14 universities from Mainland China participated in the programme. Professors and senior administrators of the University introduced the missions, distinguishing features and practice of Liberal Arts Education in respect of curriculum, student development programmes, as well as student related supporting services and facilities. Moreover, student sharing and hostel visit were arranged to participants to showcase the characteristics of Lingnan University’s education.
This year, participants joined in a class observation at the “Lingnan Student Voluntary Tutoring Scheme: Online Tutoring for Rural Students in China” sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation. Through the provision of online tutoring services to schools in rural areas of China, the Scheme nurtures Lingnan students with better understanding to China’s education development and further enhances their sense of morality and cultural sensitivity. The Scheme also elevates education quality at the service areas.
Participating universities included Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Renmin University of China, Tianjin Normal University, Southeast University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing Union Universty, Sichuan University, Anhui Normal University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xiamen University and Jinan University.
The officiating guests, Director of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, Dr Yuen Pong-yiu (5th from left), Senior Executive of Tin Ka Ping Foundation, Mr H.T. Siu (4th from left), Deputy Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, Mr Simon Ip Shing-hing (5th from right) and President of Lingnan University, Prof Leonard K Cheng (4th from right) and guests with participants at the Kick-off Ceremony.
The annual Walking with Lingnanians Fundraising Walkathon was held on 21 October with over a thousand students, teachers, alumni and friends of Lingnan University participating in the event. The donation raised in this event will support the University development and provide financial support to students in need, especially those being the first generation in their families who receive university education, to enjoy all-round student development programmes.
The event was honoured by the presence of Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-Hung, JP, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government as the officiating guest. Honourable guests and all other participants started the Walk at the Lingnan University campus, and completed the 5km circle walk between the campus and Tuen Mun Riverside Park.
The success of the Fundraising Walkathon could not be made possible without the generous support from the Diamond Sponsor Bright Future Charitable Foundation and the Gold Sponsors Agricultural Bank of China Hong Kong Branch, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited, Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Shine Tak Foundation and Shui On Group.
Awards were presented to top individual and team fundraisers as well as teams with the highest number of participants. Details as follows:
Top Fundraiser Awards for Individuals
Champion: Ms Hermia Sze
First Runner-up: Dr Frank Law Sai Kit
Second Runner-up: Dr Peter Wong Pak Heung
Top Fundraiser Awards for Teams
Champion: Department of Management, Lingnan University
First Runner-up: Lingnan University Accountancy Education Foundation Ltd
Second Runner-up: Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School
Awards for Teams with the Highest Number of Participants
Champion: Lingnan Secondary School
First Runner-up: Lingnan Hang Yee Memorial Secondary School
Second Runner-up: Lingnan Dr. Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School
The guest of honour, Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP (4th from right) kicks off the Walk with a horn-blasting, together with Deputy Chairman of the Council, Mr Simon Ip Shing-hing (3rd from right), President Leonard K Cheng (4th from left), Chairman of Institutional Advancement Committee, Mr Michael Ngai (2nd from right), representatives of sponsors and all participants.
Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP, Secretary for Education delivers a speech at the Kick-off Ceremony.
All the participants set off in the Lingnan University campus.
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The 23rd and 24th Seminars for Senior Administrators from the East Guangdong Region were held from 9 to 15 September and 17 to 22 September 2018 respectively on Lingnan University’s campus.
It was the ninth consecutive year that Lingnan University co-organised the Seminars with the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations. A total of 39 and 38 senior administrators from East Guangdong region participated in these two seminars with themes of “Artificial Intelligence and Big Data” and “Belt and Road Initiative and Greater Bay Area” respectively.
The Seminars were generously supported by the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations with the aim to promote and strengthen knowledge exchange between local and mainland senior administrators.
Mr Chan Wai Nam, Founding Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations and senior administrators at the 23rd Seminar.
Mr Chan Wai Nam, Founding Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations (first row middle), Dr Ian Chan Yau Nam, Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations (first row, 6th from left), President Leonard K Cheng (first row, 7th from left) and senior administrators at the 24th Seminar.
Lingnan University and AR Charitable Foundation co-organised “The Future Development of Insurance Industry in Hong Kong” Conference on 10 September 2018 (Monday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with the Honourable Paul CHAN Mo-Po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the Government of the HKSAR as the officiating guest. With more than 600 participants from the insurance industry and education institutions, the Conference is one of the major celebratory events of the 50th Anniversary of Lingnan University’s re-establishment in Hong Kong, aiming to explore the challenges and opportunities facing by the Hong Kong insurance industry.
The Conference aimed at providing a platform for government bodies, regulators, industry professionals and scholars to discuss and share ideas on the regulatory, professional practice and training issues related to the insurance industry, as well as providing an opportunity for industry members to express their views on the industry's development and government and relevant authorities to respond to these opportunities and challenges in terms of policy and administrative support. It is hoped that the Conference would promote collaboration between different industry players and stakeholders for the future development of Hong Kong's insurance industry.
The panel discussions entitled “Future development of the insurance industry and talent supply” were moderated by The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP, Convenor of the Non-official members of the Executive Council of HKSAR. The first session featured industry leaders and academics, such as Mr Harry K T Wong, Director and General Manager of Hong Leong Insurance (Asia) Limited; Mr Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Limited; Mr Paul Young, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hong Kong Limited; Mr Neil Shen, Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia China and Prof Jiang Cheng, Associate Professor of the Department of Finance and Insurance of Lingnan University, while the second session brought together officials from the government and regulatory and statutory bodies, including The Hon James Henry Lau, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury; Mr Clement Cheung, GBS, JP, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Authority; Mr Laurence Li Lu-jen, JP, Chairman of Financial Services Development Council and Mr Carlson Tong, SBS, JP, Chairman of University Grants Committee.
Success of the conference was made possible by the generous support of many sponsors and donors and about HK$2 million was raised. Sponsors include Lead Sponsor Sompo Insurance (Hong Kong) Co Ltd, Diamond Sponsor FTLife Insurance Company Limited, Gold Sponsor Shanghai Commercial Bank and Silver Sponsors Prudential Hong Kong Limited, Mr K H Wong, Mr S P Tse and Mr Chan Man Hon.
The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government, delivers the keynote speech.
Convenor and panelists of the first panel discussion: (from left to right) The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP, Convenor of the Executive Council of HKSAR; Mr Derek Yung, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Hong Kong Limited; Mr Harry K T Wong, Director and General Manager of Hong Leong Insurance (Asia) Limited; Mr Paul Young, Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hong Kong Limited; Mr Neil Shen, Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia China and Prof Jiang Cheng, Associate Professor of the Department of Finance and Insurance of Lingnan University.
Convenor and panelists of the second panel discussion: (from left to right) The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, GBS, JP, Convenor of the Executive Council of HKSAR; The Hon James Henry Lau, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury; Mr Clement Cheung, GBS, JP, Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Authority; Mr Laurence Li Lu-jen, JP, Chairman of Financial Services Development Council and Mr Carlson Tong, SBS, JP, Chairman of University Grants Committee.
Representatives of the co-organisers - Lingnan University and AR Charitable Foundation and steering group members take group photos on stage.
The Hon Bernard Chan, GBS, JP, presents souvenirs to sponsors of the Conference.
The Hon Paul Chan Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP, presents certificates to awardees of the AR Charitable Foundation Scholarships.
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Six awardees of Lingnan University – Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships met with the donor, Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation on 15 August 2018, to share their firsthand exchange experience with the new awardees.
The returnees went to Germany, France, South Korea and Austria in 2016/17 and 2017/18, apart from achieving academic excellence, they had learnt the local culture and developed their interests in foreign languages. Sharing their exchange experiences to the two awardees who will go on exchange in Romania and the United Kingdom in the next academic year, are invaluable.
The host institute in Romania is a new partner institute to the University. The awardee was excited to be one of the first batch of Lingnan students to enjoy the study in Romania and have cultural exchange with locals. Another awardee who has a passion in English linguistics, chooses the United Kingdom as her host country in order to enhance the ability and efficiency in the use of English through daily life practice.
Ms Tobey Yung, Project Manager of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation encouraged the awardees to have sufficient preparation before departure in order to adapt to a new environment and attain fruitful global learning experience.
Ms Tobey Yung, (Middle on the front row) Project Manager of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, received by the staff of Office of Global Education and Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs of Lingnan University and shared her advice to awardees (2nd row) of Lingnan University – Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships.
Dr Ding-Jo Currie, President and Ms Rona Henry, Director of Grants, Programs and Operations of the Lingnan Foundation visited the University on 7-8 June 2018. During the visit, they met with President Leonard K Cheng, Vice-President Mok Ka-ho and representatives from the following units/departments such as the Registry, Office of Global Education, Office of Service-Learning, Student Services Centre, Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs and Department of English to learn about the latest development of the University, the progress of sponsored programmes and the University’s future funding needs.
Apart from the Financial Aid Scheme for the financially needy outgoing exchange students and the Visiting Creative Writer Program which the Foundation has supported for years, the Foundation has newly approved a funding to the proposal to establish a Social Innovation Hub (SIH) via international partnership with the Global Liberal Arts Alliance and Alliance of Asian Liberal Arts Universities.
The SIH, led by the Office of Service-Learning, aims at promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in a liberal arts context, and will be the pioneer in Asia in demonstrating the importance of liberal arts education in the innovation economy.
Dr Ding-Jo Currie, President (3rd from left) and Ms Rona Henry, Director of Grants, Programs and Operations (3rd from right) of the Lingnan Foundation met with President Prof Leonard Cheng (2nd from left), Vice-President Prof Mok Ka-ho (2nd from right), Director of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs Mr Matthew Mo (1st from right) and Assistant Director, Institutional Advancement Ms Jessie Law (1st from left).
Jiangsu Youth Entrepreneurs Belt and Road Initiative International (Hong Kong and Macao) Training Programme, organised by Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (Jiangsu General Chamber of Commerce), Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Jiangsu Province, and Sunwah Onshine Education Group, subsidiary of Sun Wah Group of Hong Kong, with a delegation of about 20 entrepreneurs visited Lingnan University on 7 June 2018. The visit helped strengthen the communications between Jiangsu and Hong Kong, enhanced the connection with industrial and commercial sectors, especially for the development of talents cultivation. The delegation consisted of representatives from construction, information technology, automotive manufacturing, textiles, environmental protection, finance and engineering sectors.
The delegation visited major campus facilities and learned about the latest development of Lingnan’s liberal arts education, and met with Prof Ivy Yang, Associate Director of Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies and Director of Entrepreneurship Initiative, Prof Eric See-To, Research Assistant Professor of Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Dr Helen Han, Senior Lecturer of Department of Accountancy, and colleagues from career development team of Student Services Centre and Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs. Discussion and views on the operation of private enterprises, economic development in Hong Kong, the development opportunities of one belt one road initiative and the Greater Bay Area and the acquisition and cultivation of quality talents had been shared.
Yang Dong, Deputy Director of the Office, Jiangsu Federation of Industry and Commerce (Jiangsu General Chamber of Commerce) (7th left on the front row), Xu Shounan, Secretary General of Gaochun Federation of Industry & Commerce (5th left on the front row), Xu Guomei, President and CEO of Changzhou Redsun Culture Education Group (4th right on the front row), Zhou Feng, General Manager, Nanjing ChenXu Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (5th right on the front row), Dai Xianglian, Chairman of Xinghua Dadi Blue Silk Spinning Co., Ltd. (4th left on the front row) and entrepreneurs from Jiangsu to take photo with Prof Ivy Yang, Associate Director of Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies and Director of Entrepreneurship Initiative (3rd right on the front row), Prof Eric See-To, Research Assistant Professor of Department of Computing and Decision Sciences (2nd right on the front row), and Dr Helen Han, Senior Lecturer of Department of Accountancy (1st right on the front row).
The Lingnan Education Organization (LEO) Ambassadors Appointment Ceremony was held at Lingnan Club on 1 June 2018 (Friday). Mr Patrick Wong Chi Kwong, Chairman of LEO and President Leonard K Cheng officiated at the Ceremony and presented certificates of appointment to the students. This year, 68 students were appointed as LEO Ambassadors. LEO Ambassadors will help promote Lingnan’s Liberal Arts Education and at the same time, contribute their efforts to social services.
In the Appointment Ceremony, Ms Twinkie Wong Tsing Sum, recipient of The Most Distinguished Student of the University Award, shared her experiences on how Lingnan University has transformed her life, through engaging in community service and student exchange programmes during her 4-year study in the University. Another LEO Ambassador, Ms Cynthia Yeung Lok Sum, awardee of Student Research Enhancement Scheme and a Year 2 student of Translation, fully applied the knowledge and skills to her undergraduate research experience.
With the generous donation from LEO, the 10-year “LEO Ambassadors Programme” was established since the academic year 2009/10 to provide scholarships and awards to recognise students with outstanding academic performance and dedicated social service commitment, support students to go on exchange, participate in research projects and enjoy hostel life on campus.
Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of LEO delivers a speech at the Appointment Ceremony.
Mr Patrick Wong, Chairman of Lingnan Education Organization (1st from the left) and President Leonard K Cheng (1st from the right) present certificates of appointment to the newly appointed LEO Ambassadors.
Eight scholarships were awarded to support students participating in overseas or mainland exchange programmes for one semester in the academic year 2016/17 and 2017/18 by Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation. The scheme had enriched students’ academic knowledge, enhanced communication skills and achieved quality whole-person education through the experience of cultural exchange.
A sharing session had been arranged on 25 May 2018, scholarship recipients shared the fruitful exchange experiences, including local cultural studies, global controversial social issues and the experiences on community services with the donor’s representative, Ms Tobey Yung, Project Manager of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation. Ms Yung was impressed by the students who had treasured the exchange opportunities and broadened the horizons; at the same time, contributed their efforts and joined social services in local communities.
The Lingnan University - Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships were established in 2014 by the generous donation of HK$3 million from Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, supporting students good academic performance and dedicated to community services to go on exchange for a semester.
Award recipients from Lingnan University - Chow Tai Fook Student Exchange Scholarships share their experiences with Ms Tobey Yung, Project Manager (2nd from the right) of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and Ms Jessie Law, Assistant Director, Institutional Advancement, Lingnan University (1st from left).
Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding of LEO Dr. David P. Chan Data Science Undergraduate Programme
Lingnan University had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dr David P Chan and Lingnan Education Organization Limited (LEO) on 24 May 2018 for their generous support for the “LEO Dr. David P. Chan Data Science Undergraduate Programme”.
In view of the increasing importance of the application of data science in Hong Kong’s economy, Lingnan will establish the four-year self-financed Data Science Undergraduate Programme which highlights a balanced coverage of subjects in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Statistics/Mathematics, with a strong liberal arts foundation. This programme will enable students to master professional knowledge and develop their problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills, so that they will be capable to work in inter-disciplinary teams and different organisations in the future.
The new Bachelor of Science in Data Science Programme will be offered and managed by the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Faculty of Business, with the support from other departments and units, and will be launched in September 2019. Thirty students will be admitted in every intake to maintain a close relationship between staff and students for the best teaching and learning experience.
The self-financed four-year full-time programme will be supported by the funding from this generous donation and the University’s own reserves. It is expected to become UGC-funded within 4 years.
(From the left) Dr David P Chan, Prof Leonard K Cheng, President and Mr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong, Chairman of LEO signed a memorandum of understanding of the LEO Dr. David P. Chan Data Science Undergraduate Programme.
LEO Directors take group photo with Council Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung (4th left on the front row) and President Leonard Cheng (6th left on the front row) at the ceremony.
To celebrate the 100th birthday of Dr Tin Ka Ping, Tin Ka Ping Foundation has donated HK$3 million to Lingnan University to support activities in nurturing its students. The University organised the Briefing Session for Projects in Celebration of the 100th Birthday of Dr Tin Ka Ping on 4 April 2018 to give an introduction on the two funded projects, namely the “Lingnan Student Voluntary Tutoring Scheme: Online Tutoring for Rural Students in China” and “Lingnan High-Flyers Programme”. Mr Sam Tin Hing-sin, Chairman of the Board, Prof Kenneth Young, Director and Mr Oscar Lau, Advisory Board Member of Tin Ka Ping Foundation attended the briefing session.
The Lingnan Student Voluntary Tutoring Scheme: Online Tutoring for Rural Students in China, led by Prof Wei Xiangdong, Professor of the Department of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Lingnan University, aims to promote quality education in rural China. The project rides on the ongoing development and popularisation of Internet technology to build online classrooms, thus allows Lingnan students to participate in providing teaching and education support for children in villages of the Mainland, and contribute to the enhancement of the quality of education in rural China.
The Lingnan High-Flyers Programme, organised by the Student Services Centre, is established for outstanding Lingnan students with leadership potential. Through a series of professional training and practical opportunities, it cultivates students’ entrepreneurial attributes including creativity, courage to take risk, outstanding abilities in planning and problem-solving, insightful mind and the charm as a leader, who are willing to give back to the University and the community with what they learned.
The Tin Ka Ping Foundation, founded by Dr Tin Ka Ping in 1982, has been a staunch supporter of Lingnan University. The Foundation donated to support the University's development; established the Lingnan University Tin Ka Ping Student Loan Scheme to ease students' financial difficulties; and set up the Tin Ka Ping Education Fund to support an annual exchange programme with Mainland scholars and senior administrators to promote Lingnan's distinguished liberal arts education. Earlier in December 2017, the Foundation sponsorsed the Principal Forum in the Greater China Region with the theme “Promoting Global Citizens and Liberal Arts Education” organised by Lingnan University. The event gathered about 180 international higher education experts and principals and education professionals to discuss on how to nurture global citizens through liberal arts education.
Mr Sam Tin Hing-sin, Chairman of the Board (3rd right on the front row), Prof Kenneth Young, Director (3rd left on the front row) and Mr Oscar Lau, Advisory Board Member (2nd left on the front row) of Tin Ka Ping Foundation met with Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University (2nd right on the front row) and staff and student representatives of the two projects supported by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation at the Briefing Session.
Lingnan University organised the Naming Ceremony of Jonathan KS Choi Art Studio on 3 April 2018 in appreciation of Dr Jonathan Choi Koon-shum’s generous donation in setting up the “Jonathan Choi Student Exchange and Internship Scheme”. Officiating guests of the Ceremony included Dr Jonathan Choi, Mrs Janice Choi, Mr Rex Auyeung, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
From the 2018/19 to 2021/22 academic years, the Jonathan Choi Student Exchange and Internship Scheme will provide financial aids to full-time undergraduate students of Lingnan University who have financial difficulties in participating in Mainland and overseas exchange programmes. The Scheme will also provide subsidies to full-time undergraduate students of the University to join internship programmes in companies recommended by Dr Jonathan Choi in Mainland and overseas cities. The art studio is located on the third floor of New Academic Block at the Lingnan campus, which serves as a studio for Lingnan’s Artists-in-Residence and classroom for the Department of Visual Studies. It will also be used as a venue for events such as internal and public arts workshops, seminars and exhibitions.
Dr Jonathan Choi (2nd from left), Mrs Janice Choi (2nd from right), Council Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung (left) and President Leonard Cheng officiate at the Naming Ceremony.
Guests visit the Jonathan KS Choi Art Studio.
Lingnan University appointed three distinguished individuals as Honorary Court Members in appreciation of their invaluable support to the University as former Council or Court members and their contributions to the society. An award ceremony for the Honorary Court Members was held on 21 March 2018 at Lingnan Club in Central.
The Honorary Court Members include:
Honorary Court Members will continue their efforts in supporting the development of the University by offering professional advice and promoting the University’s interests.
In the same evening, the University hosted the Appreciation Dinner in honour of the retired Council and Court members. Mr Rex Auyeung, Chairman of Council, presented the souvenirs to the retired Council and Court members in appreciation of their contributions and support along the years.
The retired Council and Court Members are:
With a generous donation by the Lam Woo Foundation Limited, the “Lam Woo First Generation University Education Fund” was established. The fund will support student exchange programmes, one of the essential features of Lingnan’s liberal arts education. Students with financial needs who are the first generation in their families receiving university education are eligible to benefit from the fund.
The fund will provide more opportunities for students who have financial difficulties to participate in overseas or Mainland China exchange programmes. Students are able to study in partner institutions for formal credit-bearing modules, in addition to experience a broader world of learning.
The “Naming Ceremony of Mr and Mrs Tung Choi Hing Study Room” was held on 8 February 2018 in appreciation of the generosity of Mr and Mrs Tung Chung Ho in supporting the establishment of the “Mr and Mrs Tung Chung Ho First Generation University Education Fund” (the “Fund”). Officiating guests of the ceremony included Mr Tung Chung Ho, Mrs Christy Tung, Mr Simon Ip, Deputy Chairman of the Council and Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University.
The Fund is established to support Lingnan students with financial needs who are the first generation in their families receiving university education. The students will have more opportunities to participate in student exchange programmes, internship programme, Service-Learning programmes and hostel life. In recognition of the generous contribution from Mr and Mrs Tung Chung Ho, the 24-hour study room located in Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building was named “Mr and Mrs Tung Choi Hing Study Room”.
Mr Simon Ip (1st from right), Deputy Chairman of the Council and President Leonard K Cheng (2nd from right) present a souvenir to Mr and Mrs Tung Chung Ho.
The Lingnan University 50th Anniversary in Hong Kong Celebration Banquet was held at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20 January 2018 (Saturday).
The Banquet, which is one of the signature events in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its re-establishment in Hong Kong, was graced by the presence of The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as Guest of Honour and the attendance of about 1,400 guests including Lingnan University’s supporters and friends from different sectors, staff, alumni and students.
After the cake cutting ceremony joined by Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, The Hon C Y Leung, Former Chief Executive of the HKSAR, The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council, Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Secretary for Education, Mr Carlson Tong, Chairman of the University Grants Committee, Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen, Chairman of the Council of Lingnan University, Prof Leonard K Cheng, President of Lingnan University, Dr Lee Shiu and Dr Jennie Lee, Co-Chair of 50th Anniversary Honorary Fundraising Campaign Committee and other guests, the banquet featured a number of performances showing the long-standing solidarity and affection of the Lingnan family. They include performances by the Lingnan Choir comprising about 130 students from all levels of Lingnan schools – day nurseries, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and university; a String Quintet formed by Lingnan University’s staff, alumni and students; and a Drum Show by the University’s alumni and students.
Success of the banquet was made possible by the generous support of many sponsors, including Diamond Sponsors Elite Partners CPA Limited, and Mr Ben Fok on behalf of the Fok Ying Tung Foundation, as well as Gold Sponsors Hopewell Holdings Limited and Mr Ben Wong Chung Mat. Fundraising endeavours of the University during its 50th Anniversary celebration was conducted under the advice by the Lingnan University 50th Anniversary Honorary Fundraising Campaign Committee, with Dr Lee Shiu and Dr Jennie Lee as Co-Chair, Dr Ian Chan Yau-nam and Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited as Honorary Chairmen, Bright Future Charitable Foundation, Lingnan Education Organization Limited, Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong), and The S H Ho Foundation Limited as Honorary Advisors, and AR Charitable Foundation Limited and Lingnan Club as Honorary Patrons.
Lingnan University’s history can be dated back to 1888, when its forerunner, the Christian College in China, was founded in Guangzhou, and to 1967, when the institution, as Lingnan College, was re-established in Hong Kong. In 1991, it became a degree-conferring tertiary institution funded by the “University and Polytechnic Grants Committee” and in 1999, it acquired university status and was renamed Lingnan University.