Appendix 2 - Profile of the Ideal Lingnan Graduate

For undergraduate programmes, the ideal Lingnan graduate will possess the following attributes in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes:


  • strong oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese (Putonghua as well as Cantonese)
  • a secure grounding in his or her chosen academic field(s) and an awareness of possible cross-disciplinary applications
  • proficiency in information technology


  • excellent interpersonal communication ability
  • strong analytic competence and a capacity for independent critical thinking
  • creative problem-solving and effective planning capabilities


  • a commitment to serving the community
  • an international outlook and an ability to understand problems from various cultural perspectives
  • tolerance, integrity, civility and a sense of personal responsibility when interacting with others
  • a desire for life-long learning