We are very proud to present to you the Strategic Plan of Lingnan University (Lingnan) for the period of 2019-2025.

Academic excellence has been a hallmark of Lingnan. Founded in Guangzhou in 1888 and re-established in Hong Kong in 1967, Lingnan has evolved from a modest post-secondary college to a leading institution of liberal arts education in Hong Kong. Our vision is to excel as a leading Asian liberal arts university with international recognition, distinguished by outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. Today, Lingnan is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts universities in Asia and we are determined to be the best.

We take great pride in our international outlook as reflected by the great diversity of our faculty and students, our curriculum, and our growing collaborations with many top universities around the globe. Faculty members at Lingnan are dedicated to excellence and innovation in research and knowledge transfer, which contributes to the advancement of knowledge and enhances the broad-based liberal arts education they provide to students. Lingnan graduates emerge with analytical, linguistic, critical and creative thinking skills as well as cultural and global awareness, all of which prepare them to become effective leaders and responsible citizens in this rapidly changing world.

The Strategic Plan 2019-2025 not only outlines the goals and strategies that will guide the development of Lingnan in the next six years, but also represents the continuance of our commitment to excellence in different frontiers as stipulated in the last Strategic Plan. After consulting extensively with stakeholders, we have identified six strategic areas in response to the rising challenges brought about by the intensifying competition within both the local and global higher education sector.

This plan is the result of a comprehensive and open consultation process involving the entire University community: members of the Council and the Court, students, faculty, staff, as well as alumni. We strongly believe that the implementation of this new Strategic Plan will enable Lingnan to build upon its distinguished past and move forward to the future boldly and successfully.

Rex Auyeung
Chairman of the Council
September 2019

Leonard K Cheng