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University Governance

Governing Bodies

Lingnan University Ordinance (Chapter 1165)

Lingnan University is incorporated under a Hong Kong Ordinance –
Lingnan University Ordinance (Chapter 1165)  (LU Ordinance) which outlines the University’s powers and duties, privileges and constitution.

Council

As the supreme governing body of the University, the Council exercises the powers and duties of the University as specified in the Ordinance, and carries responsibility for ensuring the effective management of the University and for planning its future development.
 
The Council consists of 33 seats, with 25 external members who are not employees of the University, and 8 internal members including the President, Vice-President, 3 members elected by eligible staff among themselves, 2 members elected by the Senate from among its members and the President of the Lingnan University Students’ Union.

Court

The Court is an advisory body of the University. It consists of 42 seats, with 35 external members who are not employees of the University, and 7 internal members including the President, Vice-President, 2 members elected by eligible staff among themselves, 1 member elected by the Senate from among its members, the President of the Lingnan University Students’ Union, and a graduate or past student of Lingnan College or of the University nominated by Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Limited.

Senate

As the supreme academic body of the University, the Senate is responsible for regulating and directing the academic work of the University. The President is the Chairman of the Senate and the Vice-President is the Deputy Chairman. Its membership includes, inter alia, the Associate Vice-Presidents, Deans, Chair Professors, Heads of relevant units, and staff and student representatives from all Faculties.