Over the years, Lingnan University's outstanding teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement have demonstrated the values of its liberal arts education in Hong Kong's higher education sector. Our distinctive position was further testified when Forbes named us one of the “Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges in Asia” in 2015. As we stride forward into our golden jubilee, it is an opportune time for us to consolidate our strengths and identify opportunities for further development, so as to steer the University to the next level of excellence.

After extensive consultations with various stakeholders of the University, a new Strategic Plan for 2016-2022 has been formulated. In the context of changing global trends and increasing competition in higher education, we considered it a priority to further strengthen our academic development and research as well as student development. Part of this initiative includes leveraging our wealth of experience in liberal arts education and our research excellence to collaborate with eminent universities, offer more distinct degree programmes, provide research opportunities for outstanding students across the world, and elevate our reputation in the international arena.

Students are always our first priority at Lingnan as we pride ourselves on transforming young hearts and minds through a unique learning experience. We believe our mission as a liberal arts education provider is not only about preparing students for their future career, but also instilling in them a critical mind, a sense of care and respect for nature and humanity, as well as an understanding of the world, all of which are essential for success in life. This will be achieved through enhancing the curriculum, global learning and internship opportunities as well as service-learning and hostel education as outlined in the plan.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere gratitude to all those who have contributed to the various stages of the formulation of this Strategic Plan. We call on the continued support of the entire University community to make this plan a success.

Rex Auyeung
Chairman of the Council
Leonard K Cheng