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Milestones

1888

Christian College in China established in Guangzhou.

Christian College in China established in Guangzhou.

1900

Moved to Macau.

1903

New campus set up at Kangle village of Guangzhou. Renamed Canton Christian College in English and adopted Chinese name Lingnan Xuetang.

New campus set up at Kangle village of Guangzhou. Renamed Canton Christian College in English and adopted Chinese name Lingnan Xuetang.

1912

Renamed Lingnan Xuexiao in Chinese after 1911 Revolution.

Renamed Lingnan Xuexiao in Chinese after 1911 Revolution.

1918

Began offering university-level programmes.

Began offering university-level programmes.

1927

Renamed Lingnan Daxue in Chinese and Lingnan University in English. Chung Wing-kwong and Lee Ying-lam were elected as President and Vice-President.

Renamed Lingnan Daxue in Chinese and Lingnan University in English. Chung Wing-kwong and Lee Ying-lam were elected as President and Vice-President.

1938

Moved to Hong Kong after the fall of Guangzhou during anti-Japanese War and continued operation using the campus of The University of Hong Kong. School of Agriculture moved to Nam Tei of Tuen Mun.

Moved to Hong Kong after the fall of Guangzhou during anti-Japanese War and continued operation using the campus of The University of Hong Kong. School of Agriculture moved to Nam Tei of Tuen Mun.

1942

Moved to Dacun village of Northern Guangdong Province.

1945

Returned to Kangle Campus of Guangzhou after World War II.

1948

Chen Xu-jing became the President.

Chen Xu-jing became the President.

1952

Lingnan University subsumed into Sun Yat-sen University during the college and department adjustments of higher education in China.

1967

Lingnan College re-established at Stubbs Road of Hong Kong.

Lingnan College re-established at Stubbs Road of Hong Kong.

1978

Registered as approved post-secondary college.

Registered as approved post-secondary college.

1991

Became a degree-conferring tertiary institution funded by the “University and Polytechnic Grants Committee”.

Became a degree-conferring tertiary institution

1994

Conferred honours degrees for the first time.

1995

Prof Edward Chen Kwan-yiu became President.

Prof Edward Chen Kwan-yiu became President.

1995

Moved to Tuen Mun and committed to the provision of Liberal Arts Education. Started to offer Master of Philosophy Programmes.

Moved to Tuen Mun and committed to the provision of Liberal Arts Education

1998

Granted self-accrediting status

1999

Acquired university status and renamed Lingnan University

Acquired university status and renamed Lingnan University

2000

Started to offer Doctor of Philosophy Programmes.

Started to offer Doctor of Philosophy Programmes.

2001

Introduced Integrated Learning Programme to enhance whole person development. Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE) was established, and started to provide Associate Degree Programmes

Introduced Integrated Learning Programme to enhance whole person development

2003

Community College (CC) at Lingnan University was established. The University’s quality of teaching rated best among all the eight local tertiary institutions in a survey commissioned by the Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly.

Community College (CC) at Lingnan University was established

2006

The first local university to set up an Office of Service-Learning.

The first local university to set up an Office of Service-Learning.

2006

Research index ranked fourth among Hong Kong's universities in Research Assessment Exercise conducted by University Grants Committee.

Research index ranked fourth among Hong Kong's universities in Research Assessment Exercise conducted by University Grants Committee.

2007

Prof Chan Yuk-Shee became President.

Prof Chan Yuk-Shee became President.

2008

120th Anniversary of the Founding of Lingnan University & 40th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

120th Anniversary of the Founding of Lingnan University

2009

Strategic Plan (2009-2012) formulated.

2010

Report of a Quality Audit of Lingnan University released by Quality Assurance Council of University Grants Committee confirms that Lingnan is providing high-quality liberal arts education well aligned with the University’s mission.

Report of a Quality Audit of Lingnan University released by Quality Assurance Council of University Grants Committee confirms that Lingnan is providing high-quality liberal arts education well aligned with the University’s mission.

2011

The new academic building Simon & Eleanor Kwok Building opened.

Wong Hoo Chuen Hall and Wu Jieh Yee Hall opened.

The new academic building Simon & Eleanor Kwok Building opened
Wong Hoo Chuen Hall and Wu Jieh Yee Hall opened.

2012

Lingnan joined Global Liberal Arts Alliance.

Lingnan joined Global Liberal Arts Alliance.

2013

Prof Leonard K Cheng became President.

Prof Leonard K Cheng became President.

2014

Jockey Club New Hall opened. Achieved full accommodation for all undergraduates.

Jockey Club New Hall opened. Achieved full accommodation for all undergraduates.

2015

Lingnan University named a top 10 liberal arts college in Asia by Forbes.

Lingnan University named a top 10 liberal arts college in Asia by Forbes.

2016

Lingnan University's devotion to quality education commended in the Quality Assurance Council audit report.

2016

Strategic Plan (2016-2022) formulated.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2022

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